After finishing up the Cider Mills sweater I really felt like doing another. I had bought yarn and the pattern for this one. This is a Twist Collective pattern and a bit complicated reading - but so far it is going okay. Also the pattern calls for Rowan tweed but I decided to use a silk base. I think it might give it a dresser look.
Started on December 14 and finished on December 18. I used an interesting blend of cotton/milk (Ella Rae Milky Soft). The button is on the back side and is a little monster. I'm not sure I would say that the pattern was worth the $4 - but we will have to see once Zooey starts wearing it.
I used delicious hedgehog fiber. Singles that are silk /merino. Only around 200 yards for this lovely hat. I cast on December 13 and finished on December 14. Super fast. I did modify the pattern by casting on 84 sts.
I used a nice thick yarn - cascade Eco. It only took a few hundred yards. The pattern has no gauge on it so I just used the recommended needle size. I started it on December 11 and finished the hat on December 12 but had to do the ties (so really December 13). This pattern runs large so Zooey will have to grow into it!
This is the Mimosa top from an Interweave magazine a few years ago. She started it and got part way through the back. I've finished it for her for Christmas. The only modification to the pattern was to make the torso longer.
I'm a knitter and a lover of all fiber arts. Could there be enough time in the day to design and knit everything you want?? I keep busy by being outside, getting into trouble, and being a general good pain in the ass!