Winter holidays mean time to knit, and to make good on the hat I had promised Isaac -- to his specifications: charcoal gray, ribbing on the bottom edge, "just a normal hat, Mom." For me, a small knitting breakthrough as it is truly the first project I have attempted and completed from scratch, without a pattern! The funnier part was my first attempt, which was quite literally on its way to being large enough for Hagrid, or for a prize giant pumpkin. So I took it all back out and restarted with half as many stitches-- success! Leveling up in the knitworld.
I was casting about for something to make for Eve with some amazingly sparkly pink yarn, and found a "recipe" (pinned on my pinterest) for this cute headband/earwarmer. The band was easy enough, and the flower was concocted as a long cast-on strip on which I formed petals, moving larger to smaller, knowing I would be able to hand-sew the finished strand into a loose spiral -- like magic, a rose! I found a little mother of pearl button to fasten the band
A little fourth day of Christmas gift for the kids. I love having so many days in a row at home with my babies.