So as of today, I have officially started my Christmas crafting, starting with the cats in my life first (because this project was the quickest and the easiest): my own Dixie, Nicole the Knitter's Odin, and my sister's two babies, Alex and Sugar.
First on my list of things to do this afternoon: cat toy fortune cookies, courtesy of Amanda from Texas.
|Just finished and hot off the sewing machine!|
Next up was turning a beloved sweater of mine into a couple hats for little kids, using Ashley's pattern.
|I loved this sweater but with a moderate amount of washing and wearing, it's really gotten all stretched out of shape. It's a Canyon River Blues sweater from about two years ago, made in China and machine knit out of cotton and acylic.|
|Hat #1: with a funky bow on it. I was thinking about this one for some friends who are having their first baby: a girl, obviously.|
|Hat #3: a funky argyle design. This one was supposed to be a little smaller and bef for my sister's daughter, who is 2 1/2 years old. Guess what...like the Elmo hat fiasco from last year, this damn hat fits me!|
I'm not really sure if they will actually be used for Christmas gifts, or if they will just go into the thrift store bag. Right now, that's what I'm leaning towards more. I think the secret is to start with sweaters that aren't worn or stretched too much.
March, I finished an extra crocheted blanket. It's a good thing I have this, because my brother- and sister-in-law adopted another little boy and this will be his for Christmas. Whoo, me! It really does pay to think ahead where crafting is concerned!