It's really difficult to knit a gift for your husband when he is working afternoon shifts for a month and your only knitting time is after the kids are in bed. Of course it would have been easier if I were knitting a light colour but I chose to use a black and deep red sock yarn. It nearly broke my eyes, but I got I finished and blocked a neck warmer for Darron to go with his motorbike gear. A simple slip stitch pattern to break up the pooling.
Pattern: Ceres Celebration Cowl
Yarn: Ewe Give Me The Knits sock yarn
Another gift knit for early February was a pair of little lace fingerless mitts for our niece Bella. I struggled to find any children's patterns that weren't chunky, so I found a DK weight adults pattern and downsized yarn and needles.
Pattern: Digitalis Mitts
Yarn: Bendigo Woollen Mills 2ply (held double)
Mods: I only used the lace pattern for the cuff and knitted a plain hand and thumb with three rows of garter to finish.
Last little bit is a little grey dress. I made this one at the start of February and it has had a lot of wear already. Its so light and comfy, and has been perfect for this never ending summer.
Pattern: McCalls 8555 (From the Brooke Shields Signature Collection!) 1983 View B
Fabric: Lightweight grey jersey from the op shop
Mods: I left the hem unfinished because I wanted to wear this one straight away and it sits nicely so I'm going to leave it raw.
Coming up next: February's outfit!