I have been knitting and sewing in preparation for Christmas. I have a few things I would like to make for presents, and here is the first one. It is the cable and moss stitch hat from Debbie Bliss's book Baby Cashmerino. I used Feathersoft 8 ply, in a nice blue color, which is quite a soft and thin yarn, so it is perfect for making baby items. I did not even use 1 ball so I shall use the remnants of the ball with another color and make a different hat too. This hat is going to our next door neighbour's son who is nearly a month old, as a Christmas present. One off the list, a few more to go. I have also been buying some new baby patterns (not for me), just to knit up for people who have babies, or little presents for older babies. My LYS had some new books in the other day and I could not resist. These are Dalegarn books, by Dale of Norway and the patterns in these books are gorgeous. I see some in the future for babies of friends and relatives.
Yesterday my arm was aching again, which it does from time to time so I decided to trace out a top for Isabelle from one which I had bought a few weeks ago, but in a different color. I traced around the top, omitted the buttons and the gathering of the sleeves, and voila a new top for under $5.00. How convenient, and she actually likes it too. I know it will only fit her for this summer though. She grows so fast, and speaking of growing fast Ruby is doing the same thing. Here she is sitting in the drink holder of the seat. She is nearly 6 weeks old now, totally toilet trained and eats and drinks too, the eating part she seems to love.
I must also say a big thank you to those people who have commented. Just remember that you do not have to leave your name on the post for the contest, any comment posted from that post to the post on the 22nd of November are being entered onto the list, but if you do not want to be entered, please let me know okay! Well off to finish some more Christmas knitting and I hope you all have a lovely weekend too.