When I first started knitting & crocheting, I was so excited about my new skill that I would make just about everybody something for Christmas, but over the past few years I had to scale back a good bit. I would get overwhelmed and quite frankly, when you have about 20 projects you are trying to complete for Christmas, the fun just disappears!! Especially when there is no way all of the intended recipients, no matter how much they appreciate the gift, can understand the blood, sweat and tears that it requires to choose, knit and complete that many projects!!
So with a new baby in the house this year, that list got scaled back EVEN more! If you received a handknit or crocheted gift from me this year, count yourselves among the lucky few!! Even luckier if you got your gift on time!!!! (There might be a few gifts still on the needles and here we are approaching mid-January!)
I will try and show them all off individually, but this one is definitely the cutest to start: for my little cousin Addy Kate, this adorable Pig from the book, Itty-Bitty Toys. (I’m a big fan of the Itty-Bitty series.)
I’m sure it’s completion was ONLY possible b/c I started this project back in JANUARY to give to her for her 1st birthday. Well that didn’t happen, obviously, so Christmas seemed like the next logical choice and gave me plenty of time to get my knitting mojo back. (Believe me, THAT took a while!)
Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton, Pink – almost an entire skein
Needles: US 3, 3.25 mm
Start Date: January 29, 2011
Finish Date: December 9, 2011
For a while, I was doubtful that this would be the least bit cute when finished, but I am happy to say that it’s more adorable than I could have imagined!! It’s not hard to love a cute pink pig, especially with that curly tail!
Thankfully, this little gal feels the same way!