Miss Layla had her first birthday party in early December, and as her parents are lovers of the handknit, I asked her mum to pick a hat pattern and I knit it up for her birthday (and I snuck a stuffed owl in too, owls are definitely Layla's signature animal at the moment)
It fit her! And hopefully will still fit her by the time winter rolls around again (please God, make it soon? I'm melting!)
Next up is Harley-bean! This little one is a such a ray of sunshine and the best little friend to my fave little man Arty! She won't be turning the big 1 until February but I wanted to get in early.
This little top/short sleeve sweater is knit out of some vintage yarn I have had squirrelled away for a few years waiting for the perfect project. Given her mum's love of all things Harlequin (giving inspiration for her name) I thought it was pretty appropriate.
One top of the first birthdays there was also a first Christmas. Arty's second Weasley Jumper is a little more sensible - machine washable yarn, bigger needles with 8ply (so it's light and stretchy for the all the rough and tumble activities that toddlers get up to), and a bigger neck hole and lower 'A' to allow for me to increase the neck or change it to a V-neck as he gets bigger.
I didn't take one decent photo of it, so this is stolen from his Mama. It shows how he loved the card way more than the present (like me!) and so I love it!
Next post will be a wrap up of all the grownup Giftmas knitting.
Hope your year is going well and if you're in Melbourne/Australia I hope that you are knitting with cotton! It is sweltering :(