It's amazing how busy life can be with a toddler. Yep I said Toddler, the Llama is walking like crazy, and it's a full time job keeping up with him.
I've managed to squeeze in quite a bit of knitting and sewing during naps and while wearing him, but I never seem to be able to find a moment to sit down and write a blog post, when I have a free moment I usually would rather be relaxing and knitting rather than typing, but I'm making an effort to get a post our today since I have such a backlog of things to write about.
I finally got around to sewing the last buttons on the Llama's baby surprise jacket, which I finished months ago. Thankfully it still fins him, and will for a while; all I will need to do is lengthen the sleeves occasionally, which should be no problem since I still have some yarn leftover.
the Llama outgrew the hat his grandmother made him, so I had to make another.
Stella pixie hat
Lion brand wool ease
US Size 6 (4mm) needles
The original pattern called for a normal cast on with a thin neck band sewn on later, but I wanted something that would cover his neck while we were out walking. I did a provisional cast on and then once the min hat was finished I picked up the bottom stitches, knit a few rows, then cast on 8 more stitches and joined it in the round and ribbed for 2 more inches. I threw in a few short rows along the front for a bit more coverage.
It works beautifully and is so stretchy that it will probably fit him next year too, and he looks so adorable!
I also knit him a pair of socks, he was outgrowing his old socks, and they were all cotton anyways and I wanted him to have something warmer for the wintertime.
It's just my usually sock patter sized way down. They keep his feet warm, but as little ones are known to do, he keeps pulling them off. I need to make some more, he's already beginning to outgrow them.