As I mentioned on my April Knit List, I had gotten a bit behind on my Holiday Headstart knitting. Luckily, I cranked out two little gifts and got right back on track. First off, a pair of Fetchings for my "niece". (She not really my niece, but she's like a niece to me.)
Cast on: 26 December 2006
Completed: 27 April 2007
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran 330016 (rusty orange)
Needles: Knit Picks Options, US6 on 40" cord (magic loop)
When I bought this yarn, I had planned to make the Fetchings for myself. But I think the color will suit Jennifer really well, so they're for her instead.
My next gift is for my best friend's son, who will be almost two years old by Christmas.
Cast on: 27 April 2007
Completed: 30 April 2007
Yarn: Cascade 220 8401 - Silver Gray
Needles: Clover Bamboo DPNs US4
This is, by far, my absolute favorite of all the stuffed animals I've ever knit. The pattern is quick and easy, and the elephant is the cutest thing. The only problem I had was that I don't know how to crochet, and couldn't seem to figure it out for the ears. No fear, I knit them instead!! I just knit a basic circle over four DPNs, then folded in half and did a three-needle BO. So cute!!
What do I have planned for May? Well, maybe I'll do a quick little sewing project.