Tuesday, February 22, 2011
knitting for a little elf...
i've mentioned my littlest nephew here before, actually right around the time of his last birthday. that time of year came around again this january, although i didn't get to actually see him and his brother until this weekend. we had a nice afternoon in the sunshine throwing rocks in the ocean and soaking up some much-needed vitamin d.
along with a sturdy little triceratops toy, for his second birthday i made my nephew this toque. full details can be found on ravelry, but it is an improvised cable pattern knit in the softest araucania atacama, a thick and thin spun alpaca yarn in blue/green blend of colour. i purposely finished the top into a point, as i thought this little elf (or imp?) needed a hat to match his sense of humour.
the sun is back again today, but with it comes some very chilly temperatures this week. i am definitely noticing the lengthening of the days, so i hope to get out on a walk or two after work, amidst the lingering ice and snow.
a random aside - does anyone have good information about the "plush you" show this year? a recent commenter mentioned it to me, and i've been trying to track down a bit more information. i am thinking of applying and the deadline is quickly approaching, but the online info seems spotty at best other than the basic details. thanks!