The main project that caught my eye was the elf hat on the cover. Its very easy to make as you only need to know how to do the knit stitch and simple decreases.
The hat is also a good introduction to using double pointed needles and only takes about two hours to make. I used Habu Thick and Thin which is a really fun yarn to work with. You only need one skein to make a toddler sized hat. Basically you just cast on about 42 stitches and distribute between three double pointed needles (I used size 13) and them knit in the round until the hat measures around five inches. At this point you being decreasing two stitches at the start of each needle for every other round until you have done ten decrease rounds. Then you decrease every round until you have three stitches left. Cut tail of yarn and thread the yarn on a needles and then pull it through the remaining stitches and down through the top of the hat. I made several of these fun hats, one for my friend Pat's adorable grandson Luca Here he is in his hat at Steak Frites:
|Me and Luca at the restaurant|
The pattern describes the hat as an elf hat but since Luca's mom and grandma know what a Harry Potter nutter I am we referred to the hat as Luca's Wizard's hat. It does seem to have magical sleep inducing powers as Luca napped most of the time he had it on. Hopefully, the hat will help mom and grandma get more sleep.
Our friends at Brando and Bogart gave us the Liebster Award.
We are so honored! This is our second time receiving the award. Everyone should visit Brando and Bogart to see the adorable cavaliers and get their puppy fix.
Here are five blogs I want to pass the award on too:
Too Cute Pugs-Just as the name describes this great blog is about too super cute puggies
Sheltie Times-Two adorable shelties and their adventures
Shalloweir Stories- Beautiful pictures and uplifting stories
I Tell Ya' What- The adventures of one super cute good ole' boy pug
Embee Cavaliers-Gorgeous cavaliers and lots of wonderful information about the breed and about responsible breeding