|Two on the right were gifts for friends; two on the left stayed with us.|
|Hats and scarves|
Pattern: Knitpicks Lumpy, Rosy and Slim by Melissa Burt. I haven't made Lumpy, but I have made the other two. I followed the pattern as written except that I used a smaller needle (just because I knit loosely. I have found on Ravelry that many people who knit them haven't felted them, but I much prefer them to be felted. I've included a picture for comparison. The felting just makes them look much more like snow -- more professional the finished (in my opinion). I felted them by hand in the bathroom sink.
Yarn: Knitpicks Palette in various colors -- white, black, garnet heather, and marine heather. I also picked up an orange, green and yellow to finish off the last two I'm making. Those two, when finished, will sport my boys school colors.
|Unfelted on left; felted on right|
Felting each one took about 10 minutes, and as the felting came to an end I could feel the object shrink and could see the stitches disappear.
I made their noses out of orange polymer clay with a hole in one end to sew it on. The clasps on the capes are also handmade with jewelry wire.
Fun pattern -- enjoyed it.