Friday, December 22, 2006

This is all I've got

My Christmas knitting is at an all-time low. I'm feeling a bit guilty for not giving more handmade gifts. I'm not sure why, but this little hat and mittens in Mission Falls superwash wool are pretty much it.

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The hat is a scaled-down version of the wizard hat from Kids Knitting by Melanie Falick. Trouble is, even though I consulted The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns to determine how many stitches to cast on, I can already tell this hat will be much too large for my one-year-old niece. Sigh. I guess it will keep until next year.

The mittens were a fun, quick project. They're knit flat, then seamed down the outside edge. It's a free pattern from Knitting at Knoon Designs. A great pattern, easy to follow and offers three sizes.

So that's it for the gift knits. Now I really need to get back to the shawl I started some time ago, and also cast on for another pair of socks. Maybe when the new year arrives I'll be inspired again to tackle more projects.


cristina said...

its better that its too big then too small, right? she'll be able to wear it eventually. it's super cute, i love the colors.

Anonymous said...

Those colors are fabulous. And from my experience, children have surprisingly large heads. Maybe it will fit?

Theresa said...

That's quite cheerful for any winter.

ChelleC said...

Very cute hat and mittens. You manage to find the CUTEST projects!! If the hat doesn't fit now, it will fit next winter.

I always look forward to what's on your needles next. Merry Christmas!