The snow-pocolapse has come and gone, and we have 18 inches of snow to show for it. We were pretty much snowbound the last two days, so I was able to catch up on most of the shows I had recorded on my dvr and finish three Christmas presents. I had finished a cowl/hat/earwarmer for someone else, and while I was modeling it for Andrew, Willow asked, "Did you make that for me?" Magic words... So, after Willow went to bed and while Andrew and I were watching Dr. Who: Waters of Mars, I whipped up this for Willow:
It's easy-peasy - I cast on, knit the whole thing, and cast off by the time Dr. Who was over - less than 90 minutes altogether.
Yarn: Wool Ease Chunky in Grass - less than 1 ball
Needles: 16" circulars in size 10.5
Pattern: Cast on 60 stitches, join, be careful not to twist. K3, P1 all around. Continue in pattern until you have a 8" tube. Bind off in pattern. Done!
I've made myself one, too - and I like the fact that it can accomodate a ponytail and covers your ears completely.
I don't want you to get Mattie-deprived, so here is a new picture of the puppy:
Isn't she beautiful!? I could just snuggle with her all day.