More knitty goodness!
I quick-knitted this cowl last Christmas, as a gift for Pan's very much beloved kindergarten teacher. She took the children in his class out every morning, rain or shine, and I wanted to make something cheerful but also practical as a token of our deep appreciation of her and her extraordinary connection with Pan and his classmates.
If I remember correctly, it's a mix-up of several unfinished skeins of yarn, much of it madelinetosh, much of it held double (so I could finish it in the two-day time frame I of course gave myself). It's a simple seed stitch, knit round and round until I reached the desired height / ran out of time.
I really love that the color here pops just subtly, but overall, it's almost a neutral piece. Almost.
My six siblings and I do a name-draw gift exchange each year for the holidays because, well, there are seven of us. Last year, my youngest sister (she was thirteen! I have a sweety baby sister who is fourteen years younger than me!) wanted a slouchy, hipstery hat, and fortunately that is something I can manage. The yarn, I think, is some Sundara silky merino I had stashed in one of the old yarn club colorways. The pattern is Super Cupcake.
This isn't a gift so much as a creative exchange I did with my dear friend and beautiful artist, Elena Megalos. She'd been posting several beautiful pieces she'd been working on on her instagram feed, and I really wanted one for the boys' new room. So, I proposed an exchange! I knitted this sweet little Paulette for a little one in her life, and she adapted this awesome piece to look a little more boy (pants!). The yarn is madelinetosh.
Honestly, I'm always looking for a reason to knit one of the gazillion darling small girl knits I have gathered on pinterest.
Even more knitty stuff to come tomorrow. It's just that time of year. Right?