Today, when I downloaded pictures from my camera, I realized just how seriously I took my holiday rest. Pictures from December 21st to January 4th were still on my camera! If I may say so, I am proud of myself for being so deliberate. It’s a physical way I can see some of the growth that has taken place in my life over the last several months!
On to the Christmas handmades, something I am very excited to talk about! I was so thrilled to be able to give away so many hand knits for Christmas gifts this year. I had more knitting orders this season than last, and yet I was still able to make everything on my list…without any stress! I do believe that’s success!
My favorite thing to knit are hats. They are fun, easy, and quick, providing that instant gratification that comes from finishing a project. It’s become my tradition (2 years in a row makes it tradition, right??) to knit the kids a new hat for Christmas. (That’s the easy part. The hard part is getting them to pose for pictures!)
I didn’t use a pattern for the kid’s hats. Joshua’s hat is a simple 1X1 rib knit using the super soft Paton’s Shetland Chunky in Earthy Brown. I am very proud to say that it has already replaced last year’s hat and has been seen on his head on many occasions!
Emma G’s hat is a pattern I wrote down last year when I saw a super cute girl’s hat on the Children’s Place website. I wish I would have saved a picture of that hat to see if it turned out anything like it. Regardless, I love the simple cables and texture of this hat, not to mention the softness of the Bernat Alpaca Natural Blends yarn (colorway peony) that I used. She was the one that didn’t want to pose for pictures, but then she warmed up and came up with her own poses (hence the waving hand).
It’s been a mild winter, but these have been perfect for the chilly mornings when the kids walk to school! More handmade knits coming to you tomorrow!