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A couple of small projects. Also Christmas. - Qualified Perceptions
A couple of small projects. Also Christmas.
A cheetah disguise for Woofies! Or else a yellow mushroom! Hoods always take more yarn than I expect them to; I ran out before I could make ears. The spots are done with needle felting, which lets them be more random and varied than stitching them in. I think that worked well, though the rest of the costume is not my best stuffed-animal tailoring.

And a pair of socks for Aedlin, who apparently felt left out that she did not get handknit socks for Christmas. I think normally you are supposed to be older than four before socks are the thing you want, but Aedlin has always been surprising.

We had Armistead Family Christmas extra-early instead of extra-late this year; there were a couple of other family-visiting side quests (visited Dad up at Clear Lake, and my Aunt Margee in Marin, who I haven't seen for over a decade), so we didn't manage to visit any of of the other Californians (sorry!). It ended up being extra-rainy - good for the locals, less fun for vacation, and Google Maps was very exciting as it steered us around various semi-flooded sections of 101. Aedlin was particularly enthusiastic about hanging around with and imitating her older cousins, though she was a little more cautious about leaping from the balcony of one floor onto the sofa below than they were.


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kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: December 21st, 2014 06:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Did Aedlin pick the sock pattern? Those socks are awesome -- I could see wanting them as a small child. Some kids have strong opinions about what they wear.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: December 21st, 2014 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, the sock pattern is kind of made up on the fly. I had brought a lot of spare yarn (in case of stuffed animal clothes), and started the socks in the leftover watermelon (which she picked), but I didn't think I'd have enough for full socks, just anklets (which her mom said would be fine). But then I only had enough to finish turning the heel and not even a little cuff, so I had to use another yarn for the cuff, which meant I had to find a ruffle for it. But then I ran out of yellow, and had to find something else for the final edge! Anyway, improvised pattern, but they're her colors, so I think she'll like them.
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: December 21st, 2014 03:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Unique socks! Nobody will ever have another pair like them. That makes them even better. :)
merastra From: merastra Date: December 21st, 2014 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Woah, yes, those are cool socks. I wouldn't have thought 4 years old was the sock-wanting age either, but maybe there's some of the "same as older sibling" thing going on.
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