. . . for clue #4, I thought I'd post a couple of photos of what I'm working on in between Wednesdays! Of course I was a little disappointed not to see the next clue up for the KAL socks this morning, but it won't be long now. I'm so looking forward to working on them more, and I can't wait to wear them either.
In the mean time I cast on for another pair of wrist warmers with Noro Cash Iroha. As I mentioned in my last post, these will be a Christmas gift for Kristen's piano teacher.
I actually took these along to Kristen's lesson yesterday. Jennifer is a private teacher and does the lessons from her home. In the beginning when Kristen was a little shy, she kindly let me sit on her sofa while Kristen took her lesson. It's only for half an hour and so I sit there quietly and knit. Jennifer has never asked me what I'm working on or asked about knitting in general for that matter, so I knew it was safe to take these with me. I'm nearly finished the first one in this lovely burnished orangey/red color.
Most of the gifts I'm trying to knit this year are for my nephew and niece's small children. You've seen the 4 bunnies I knit recently - 2 are for my niece's little girls and the blue one is for a new little baby due in December (the 4th I will send to a friend's little girl). I have 4 other little boys to knit for, but I think I've had my fill of bunnies for now, so I surfed around Ravelry for some inspiration for 'boy' stuff. I did think of the 'half-pipe' hat by Debbie Stoller, and I especially love THESE! I think this would be nice for the 7 yr old. And then I came across this . . . .
this is Elliott the Dragon (ravelry link HERE) He's featured in Interweave Knits, Holiday 2007 magazine, which I just so happen to have :-) And as you can see I had yarn in my stash that were the perfect colors. Albeit dk yarn, but it still seems to be turning out well. I just have to knit the mouth today then see if I can find some buttons for eyes. I will probably make about 3 of these in different colors for the 3 other little boys. Of course what I love best about them is they are super quick to knit. At this rate I'll be finished all my gift knitting in the next two weeks and can get back to finishing some of the wips I have (like Spook, and the Rowan cabled cardigan I started waaaaaaaaay back when!).