I've realized that October is slipping away and I have been trying to get some socks done up for Octoberfest, some mittens for Knittin' Mittens, as well as starting a couple of Christmas gives for a couple of my friends.
Over to the right you will see, although it is a terrible picture, a cute little ducky hat and ducky socks. I found the pattern on the net I think it was at www.p2designs.com, but I'm not entirely sure - that is the only link I see, and it is written in with a note about making the items for charity.
I used Bernat Softee Baby in white and yellow, and it was a pretty easy pattern. Unfortunately I made the beak a little too big I think, and when it's laying down flat, so is the beak and it looks like a seagull or bald eagle...
I made the set for my cousin who is having a baby a week before Christmas. Her baby shower was last night, so I had to get the hat finished up (just had to sew the eyes on and the loops on the top for a tuft of hair - that was annoying because I wasn't sure how to do it).
The little white socks to the left were ones I also made for my cousin for the shower. I made them up yesterday afternoon and they look like they will fit the baby when he/she is a little older. That's ok though. It is also made out of the Bernat Baby Soft - I know, it's not wool, but really a baby isn't going to be walking on them so I figured acrylic socks would suffice. Besides, it's soft yarn so that's a plus.
I also included one of the pair of socks I made last month...the Blueberry Waffles baby socks I made. Guess I had a little theme going with that gift LOL. I also got her some baby wipes and a lion picture frame...the lion looks like a little pull toy, but it's not a toy, and you put the picture in the belly part of it. It's really cute.
Everyone loved the socks, and thought the ducky hat and ducky socks were sooooo cute! I am also making her something else, but its not near completion yet and I probably won't get it to her until around Christmas.
And, just for proof, I've included closeups of the socks for proof that they were made like socks with heel flaps and turning for the heels. Unfortunately, the pictures aren't the best.
Anyway, these will have to count both for Socktoberfest, and the Sock a Month 2 KAL.
My next projects are going to be getting a pair of mittens done for October's count toward the Knittin' Mittens KAL (which is still open if anyone still wants to join - just follow the link above). I will also have to start working on my Christmas gifts as well so they'll get done in time for Christmas. Otherwise my friends won't let me hear the end of it I'm sure...Ok Kristina and Franky, stop rolling your eyes...sheesh!