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...