Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas Magic!

So I had an idea...... 
 A couple of years ago, my Gillian fell head over heals in love with Kerin Dimeler-Laurence's Andean Chullo pattern in the Knit Picks catalog.  She begged and pleaded for that hat, and so when the kits went on sale I decided to indulge her!
 The kits were being sold at such an amazing price that I decided Tanith would need a hat as well.
 
Two kids, two hats...two kits, right?!?!
Wrong!
 
Silly me...there's enough yarn in a single kit to make at least four hats!
Such is the agony and the ecstasy of colorwork.
 I've had all of this extra yarn just sitting around...
and it really, really needed to be turned into something wonderful....
and the girls have totally been into their American Girl Dolls for a long while....
and had practically asked for nothing but doll clothes for Christmas....
 So even though I SWORE after last year I would NEVER knit doll clothes again....
Well, some promises are meant to be broken.
You would too, if it made your children this happy!
 
Full details - including all notes as to how I modified the original pattern to fit the dolls - can be found on my Ravelry Page.
 
Yeah...I'm pretty pleased with myself!
PS.  JoJo approves

1 comment:

Angela said...

I'm so glad you put up pictures of the two "girls" together. Those hats are amazing!