Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snowbound and Crafty

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.


Batty said...

I love that head band, it's wide enough to keep ears warm and could even be used as a cowl. I think I need something like that. Maybe after the holiday knitting...

Mattie is adorable. Her different-colored eyes just add to the awwwww cuteness factor.

Trillian42 said...

That is a REALLY cute cowl/hat thingy.

And that puppy... she just KILLS me, she's so cute!

Bezzie said...

Cute x 2!!! I like that it's knit in the color "grass" since you won't be seeing that color outside for a while!

Zonda said...

Whew, was wondering how much snow you got! Love the head band too, fast knitting there :)

turtlegirl76 said...

Hey look! Willow's eyes! That's a great pic of her. Love the headwarmer.