Thursday, February 15, 2007

Happy Christmas/Valentine's Day/St. Patrick's Day/Birthday?

These are presents for my nephew and niece that I'd hoped to get done for Christmas. Then I'd hoped to get them done for Valentine's Day. Well, they should make it to the dairy state in time for St. Patrick's Day.

Is it a bowl?

Or a hat?

I guess that depends on whether you’re my nephew, who requested a black and white striped bowl, or my 1.7 yo, who thinks anything she can put on her head belongs there.

The bowls are knit from Patons. I’ve read about problems with white yarn not felting. This did, thankfully, although at a slower pace and not quite as completely as the black. They still came out okay.

The pattern is from Leigh Rutherford’s One Skein book (one of my favorites).

And a ball bag for my neice. This is made with Patons and Noro Kureyon. It measures 9 by 10. The pattern is from Monica – thank you for sharing!

The bag works up quickly and, I think, looks great.


monica said...

She is adorable with a bowl on her head. I miss those days. Everything looks great. Love the bowls and the bag. And I always say better late than never, right, I am sure the neice and nephew will love them

Janice said...

I love the bowls. The black and white are great together. And it makes an adorable hat on your daughter. Isn't the ballband bag fun to knit? And I love how they come out!!

vegasangelbrat said...

Love the bowl, but I like your daughters idea in a hat...she is Adorable!!! Sure miss those days, they are ones to cherish. :)

Love the colors in photos below too.