With Matt home for the holidays and a few road trips to my Mom’s house, I finished a few knitting and crochet projects! I don’t spend much time knitting or crocheting, but I usually have a WIP for road trips and the occasional tv night. So my projects are slow to finish. 🙂
This first project is a neckwarmer that I originally found at the yarn shop Nina in Chicago a few winters ago. One of the girls at the shop designed the pattern, and I just couldn’t get it out of my head! So when I found the right yarn for this project at I’d Rather Be Knitting, I knew I had to make this project. (Pattern is free on ravelry!) This knit up really fast and I love the look of the herringbone pattern!
This next project was an impromptu project for Matt. Last week this Angry Bird post popped up in my reader, and I knew I had to have those crochet patterns! Amigurumi is about the only thing I crochet, and it’s SO fun! It usually takes small amounts of yarn, and I’m a sucker for anything cute. I started the cardinal Angry Bird on a trip up to my mom’s and finished it Superbowl Sunday. It took me a bit to get back into the crochet rhythm, but with the first one done I have 8 more to go! I want to make the goldfinch and pig for Matt, plus my brother and one of his friends would each like a set. I’ve started on the rest of them, and they seem to be going quickly. So stay tuned for the rest of the bunch! In the mean time, the cardinal is on Matt’s desk in Seattle. (Good luck to his coworkers, I hope they don’t blame me when they see the bird flying out of his office door!)