Wednesday, September 23, 2009
WIP Wednesday: Child of the Forest
As promised here are a couple more pictures of K's 'Children of the Forest' hat. I haven't had the chance to get any of the hat by itself yet. She loves it and it was so simple to make. I found it in last years fall edition of Living Crafts. I contacted the creator of the pattern and had her send me a kit with the beautiful plant dyed wool.
K's sweater came out pretty well, too. She put it on right after she opened it. I adjusted the pattern a bit changing the needle size to make it a tighter knit, and also added length to it so she can wear it next year. I apparently didn't add enough length on the arms though, because they fit perfectly right now, so I will just have to add more stitches to those next year.
My current WIPs are geared towards the upcoming Winter season.
Since I made 3 of the same sweater this year (1 for K, 1 for C and 1 for K's best friend) I thought it would be fitting to make a mini ornament sweater out of the same yarn. I can't wait to see how it turns out. Maybe that will be another new tradition, I already make the girls matching sweaters every year so why not an ornament for the tree, as well? Am I going a bit overboard here???
I also am working on some test patterns for the ornament I want to make for the Winter Ornament Swap I have planned. Of course as luck would have it this picture is as far as I will get on this ornament until we move into our house. Apparently, I forgot to bring my wool stuffing with me so it's in storage somewhere. Yeah, I could just go buy more but I have so much of it already, it seems pointless, SO I wait...
What is everyone else up to? Anyone thinking ahead to the Holiday season, too? Or am I the only crazy one?
Happy creating everyone!!!