I have been doing some knitting over the break.
I finished a little elephant – and as I was posting this picture, I just now realized he still has no eyes. Need to add some.
It’s a pattern by Susan B Anderson called elefante. This was a really fun knit and I was able to use leftover yarn from my stash. It’s Cascade 220 and some other things that I can’t remember now. I just really like this little guy. I kept him for my very own. He is perched on my desk, and he’s quite cheerful.
I also recently knit a little hat from the Knit Simple Winter 2012 issue. It’s a great magazine which included 50 gift idea patterns for Christmas. I knit a little hat for my new cousin George. Well he is my cousin’s son. Does that make him my cousin once removed or my second cousin? I never have really figured this cousin thing out. I really have no excuse though do I? Google at my fingertips.
ok – so I googled it and apparently he is my first cousin once removed. (I think!) Anyway, he’s four months old and very cute.
I kinda digressed from the knitting. What a cute little hat. I made it with a bamboo blend.
The little earflaps were easy to add on, and I love the cabling in the hat. I didn’t have a little baby to serve as a model, so I tried out Davey’s bear Rock Star Winkie. Not the best photo, although Winkie is kinda cute sporting it.
David took a picture of me with Buster the other day. See those longggg legs? (obviously his not mine.) He is just a growing. Davey calls him “General Custer” a lot (although he usually says ‘Custard’). Somehow we came up with a song about “Buster – not General Custer”
“His name is Buster, not General Custer”. Davey loves that.