Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Holiday Season

I had a lot of fun this last week shooting pictures of my kiddos for our Christmas cards. It gave me a great opportunity to get some shots of them in a couple of things fresh off the needles!

Here is my littlest in her Zebra Stripe dress (rav link)! I love love love it so very much! It was a lot of work on size 0s, 1s, and 2s. The only thing I would have changed is I would have knit the lace border on 1s before starting the colorwork. The pattern doesn't say to change needles for the lace or the main body, but I did end up doing it for the main body and I'm glad I did. I actually went back and took out the lace at the bottom and reknit it with the smaller size needles because it refused to stop curling. However, I do see myself knitting more dresses like this. It it really awesome and works great for layering with a long sleeve onesie and tights. I think it will make a great party dress for the holiday season and I look forward to my little one wearing it lots! 

Next, for my #1 son I made him a holiday elf hat (rav link). It's made from some handspun yarn I had leftover from when I used to spin and knit my mom wild socks for Christmas. I kinda made up the pattern with some assistance from Itty Bitty Hats. I think it might need a pom-pom, what do you think? I might write up the pattern if there is enough interest!


Anonymous said...

you have beautiful children Vonnie! and I absolutely love their hand knits. Would like to see the elf hat pattern...Erika aka Magnes Magpie

Yvonne Ellsworth said...

Thank you! We miss you at Knot Another Hat. You should come visit some time!