I have been doing an unusual amount of secret knitting these past few months, even for me. Babies, birthdays, little surprises for the kids--sometimes I just can't share stuff right away. So consider this your make-up post. (I know, you can hardly wait, right?)
First up, a Strathcona scarf for a friend's birthday. The airy pattern makes this very much a fall/spring scarf--perfect for this "is it or isn't it getting cold" weather we're having--and the "V" shape made it more fun to knit than your average bear.
Next, next, a trio of Jack-Be-Little Pumpkins. I had high hopes of knitting one of these for each of the children in Little Miss's class--I have soooo much of this orange yarn, and it's not good for much else because it felts if you breathe on it wrong--but my (mental) strength gave out before I could make that many. Instead, I gave these three to Little Miss's teacher for classroom decoration.
And then, this Scary Knit Spider, a little surprise for the Kid. He was a bit jealous about the pumpkins, so this was my attempt at keeping my knitting efforts fairly distributed. I'll warn you, the pattern is not great, but the resulting spider is awesome for 1) using up the tiniest bit of black scrap yarn, and 2) tossing at your child to fake-frighten them first thing in the morning.
And then another one for the twins--a pair of Eileen Dresses. I will be so sad when I don't have friends with little babies anymore because I love these dresses. The patterns go up to big girl sizes, but I just can't wrap my brain around using such tiny yarn to make anything for a bona fide child (as opposed to a baby or toddler).
And last, Little Miss's official 2016 winter hat, a pattern called Alessa. This one really wasn't a secret, I just made it in July and I didn't figure anyone wanted to hear about winter hats back then.
Alright, your turn! Is anyone else knitting anything fun these days, secret or otherwise? Do tell! Your secret is safe with me. (Unless you're knitting for me, and then, well...carry on!)