Like an awful lot of knitters, I spent December in a flurry of knitting gifts and a Christmas outfit for the small human. Now that Christmas deadlines are over, I feel like I have time to relax, and share some of the projects.
Pattern: Mukluks by Tin Can Knits
Yarn: Rico Essentials Soft Merino Aran in beige & purple.
I enjoyed knitting these toddler sized slipper socks, but found sewing the outer sole on to the sock a little bit fiddley. I added little dots of Sock Stop to the soles. It's liquid latex in a bottle, also from Rico. I've heard of people doing little hearts and flowers with sock stop, but I found it a little bit messy to apply. Perhaps I just need to spend more time with it!
When I first put these on the small human's feet, she ran around exclaiming 'Warm! Warm!'... so I think that means she likes them!
Pattern: Grand Canal by Yvonne McSwiney
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Rialto 4 ply
This was a very enjoyable knit; I just flew through the lace portions! The fingerless mitts look rather dainty & elegant, but the lace pattern is very accommodating, easily stretching to fit even my chunky hands. The mitts used less than one ball of 4 ply from deepest stash, so I suspect there may be more in my future.
Pattern: Bella by Dani Sunshine
Yarn: Milla Mia Naturally Soft Merino
This dotey little cardigan features a simple cable stitch in the yoke and at hems & cuffs. The original pattern calls for a contrast colour, but I decided to stick with just the one colour for this particular project. I found when knitting this that my gauge wasn't its usual just-a-little-loose self, and ended up tinkering with needle sizes, and knitting a the three year old size at a tighter tension for my not-quite two year old, making sure there was a little growing room (I really should double check the gauge & note it too!)
This was for the small human's Christmas Day outfit, only just finished just on time! I am already thinking about colour options for another one - perhaps I might match the contrast colour to the buttons? Or perhaps I might knit Brook, the jumper version? And then I might just have to knit Beck, the adult jumper... I never did quite get around to matching mother & baby knits!