This week I have to report very little holiday progress, my friends. I’m not sorry at all because I was finishing up some gifts for Celeste! Her baby shower was yesterday and I was very happy to hand over some Peppermint Hats and Baby Surprise Jackets. I have chosen a quick holiday gift to start tonight, though, so read on!
Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket, by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Yarn: Yellow/Blue is handspun, Green/Gray is Zauberball Crazy col. 2204, 1 ball
Notes: I did the pattern as written, on size US 3 needles. On the handspun version I picked up stitches along the neckline and knit a few rows of garter stitch, while for the Zauberball version I kept my buttonband stitches live, picked up around the neck and did a i-cord bind off. I blogged about the handspun BSJ as part of the finish-along, but you’ll notice it was missing buttons!
Pattern: Peppermint Hat, by Celeste Young
Yarn: Classic Elite Fresco, 1 hank of each color got me two hats plus leftovers.
Notes: I did the pattern as written for the smallest size for the larger of the two hats. For the smaller one, I took out one pattern repeat. You can see I reversed the Main and Contrast colors between the two, just for fun. In this photo I have them folded over, so they look a lot smaller than they actually were.
Tonight I am going to knit a Calorimetry. This headband/earwarmer was published on Knitty.com in 2006 and currently has over 16,000 projects on Ravelry. Despite the fact that I’ve always wanted to make one, I still haven’t. Here we go! I’ll report in with how long it took so that you can gauge if you want to crank some out yourself. If short-rows aren’t your thing, I’ve also made this headband/earwarmer in the past, and it was super easy and fast!