I'm sorry I have been absent lately, I've been hard at work designing and knitting Fall samples. If I have really left you bereft (somehow I think not, there is A LOT of other stuff on the internet) you can always follow my progress through my Ravelry account. I'm pretty attentive to my Ravelry Project Page, it's the closest thing I have to a garden and I am constantly tending to it. (That said, don't bother messaging me through Ravelry, I never read it. Just shoot me an old skool e-mail via knitomatic.com)
Anyway, I've been getting into the book More Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. Her first book, Last Minute Knitted Gifts is one of my favourite knitting pattern books of all time. Joelle used to work for Martha Stewart and she's got the touch.
Above are a couple of Pointy Elf Hats. Both are toddler sized, and made with 1 skein of Malabrigo Gruesa and 8mm double pointed needles. They were fast, fun, and look really great. I made the green first, liked it so much I made a pink one thinking I'd give it to my niece, but I like the pair of them together so much I'm keeping the pink one in the store. They are so charming that I'm feeling like I want one in every corner of the store. Seriously, they're adorable, and they remind me of those little pointy hats that the kids wore on the first night at Hogwarts in the 1st Harry Potter movie. Anyway, the Gruesa is only $14.97 a skein, they aren't a huge investment.
As always, you can find us at Knitomatic.com!