|Addie, with hand-knit afghan|
Recycled Doggies in February and of course she had to have her own hand knit stocking for the occasion. The pattern came from Knit Christmas Stockings by Louise Silverman and has various options for the Pampered Pets pattern. Full details of mine can be found on Ravelry here.
Roving Acres. The color doesn't come out right in the pictures. It's the most glorious greenish-blue and wonderfully soft. The pattern came from Socks a la Carte. My sister, presumably because she always wears backless shoes like Crocs, consistently blows the heels out on her socks. After reading an old Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern where she mentions adding nylon thread to wool for sock knitting and after hearing my sister complain that her el cheapo socks made from Hobby Lobby yarn don't wear at the heels, I decided to do just that portion in a wool/nylon blend. Luckily Knit Picks had a color that almost perfectly matched the darkest hue in the Roving Acres. We'll see how long these heels last.
Dog-Lbs. blog, has to have custom toys from his Auntie Shannon. He got a turkey for Thanksgiving and a Santa for Christmas, both crocheted since I find that easier when doing things like dolls. Yes, they're both odd looking. I make them specifically the way he likes them, i.e., with unnaturally long arms and legs so he can play tug-o-war with his brother. Yes, I acknowledge Santa looks a little like a rubber chicken.
here), and crocheted snowflake coasters (free pattern here). I didn't photograph the latter since my daughter, Foghorn, declared they looked nothing like snowflakes and more closely resembled "a constipated elephant." (I find myself screaming like Seinfeld's Soup Nazi, "No knits for you!") I put all of these in a fair isle tote bag in a...wait for it...snowflake design. The original pattern was meant to be a gift bag, but I added a strap and flap with a button, figuring Nancy could use it as a portable bag for her crocheting (instead of the incredibly unfashionable AARP fanny pack she's currently using). The original pattern for the gift bag can be found on Ravelry here and my notes are here.
|Appropriately called a study in texture|