For my niece I made a poncho. It can easily be pulled over her head, which is important since she is five and must do everything herself. Also I used superwash wool, so it will not only keep her warm, but it can be washed.
For my nephew I made a hat. The earflaps were requested by him. I also used superwash wool for this hat.
The day before we were to exchange gifts, I momentarily panicked. Could a three and a five year old possibly be excited to open a hat and a sweater? Yikes! So I quickly crocheted some little finger puppets. Turns out they were more excited to see the clothing items than the toys, so they were just a nice little bonus.
|Safari animals for my nephew: zebra, elephant and lion.|
|Garden critters for my niece: ladybug, bumble bee and butterfly.|
For my sister-in-law I made a couple of pairs of boot cuffs. I had seen a pin on her Pinterest about converting old sweater sleeves into boot cuffs, so I decided to knit her some instead.
|Cabled boot cuffs made with baby alpaca yarn, these were so soft!|
|Ribbed boot cuffs.|
I still can't believe that Christmas has come and gone! Now time to knit some items to restock my etsy shop and start working on things for spring. My how time flies!