This is a trial with larger needles and heavier yarn but the goal is this pattern on fingering baby blue.
The last pocket in the advent calendar held a felted manger and baby Jesus. (Mary arrived a day earlier in the month. The funky stable was felted by a friend – intended as a hat but has become a play cave).
By the time I had woken up and come downstairs, the animals had gathered round.
A friend made several troll and polliwog dolls and asked for help dressing them.
When it comes to knit sweaters, Eily started out like this: with a lot of resistant. He ended up wearing that sweater only twice.
But with this one, he picked the wool himself. Wore it eagerly the first day it was done (though I may decide to rip out the neckline a second time – I don’t like that it didn’t size up as well as Gabe’s). And he continues to wear it, even directly over a t-shirt.
United at last.
And now it’s fall and except for the hood, the coat is ready just in time to usher in the cooler weather.
Once again, it was a Waffle pattern. The outer material is a silk cotton twill which i ordered from China. It’s hard to shop for material when i can’t touch it or get a sense of its weight. So i researched lots on suitable coat fabrics. I didn’t consider silk at first but i love it, its softness, the drape, how breathable it is.