Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Christmas Knitting

Long time, no post, eh?  Turns out, my Christmas knitting didn't turn out as planned.  Isn't that the way it usually happens?  My to-do lists were long-ish (considering how much time I had), and my already-done lists were short.

One of my to-do's was a box of softies for the kids.  It sounded like such a good idea, to make a gaggle of toys for them.  However, after the first one, I was done.  Like, done.  This little guy is all I could muster up:

He was a hit, though.  Our second son doesn't care for stuffed animals (I know, right?  Why did I think a box of, essentially, stuffed animals was the perfect thing??), but he declared this Despicable Minion his baby!  Making this little guy was worth it.

The deets:  a variety of Lion Brand Worsted, a US G (4.0 mm) crochet hook, a little stuffing, and some hot glue.  Yes, that's right.  Hot glue.  I said I was done, right?  Well, when I needed to attach all the little pieces to this guy, I took the easy way out.  I am justifying it by saying it'll last longer this way.

Another item on my to-do list was this hat for my husband:

After a mouse ate part of the last hat I made him (and then carried the bits and pieces to my car and deposited them in my glove box.  true story.), I decided he was in need of a new one.  I used part of the leftovers from his last hat and combined it with some new yarn.  It fits him perfectly and he loves it.
The deets:  Knit Picks Swish DK in Cobblestone Heather, Sunflower Yarns Strafford in Frederick, US 6 circ. needles

How about you?  I know this is late to the game, but did your Christmas knitting turned out the way you wanted it?  Are you planning your Christmas knitting for this year?  I think I might need to...

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