In an effort to get caught up a bit on FO pictures, I had the kids don their new Fall head wear for a wee photo shoot on the deck. They were both in a rather odd mood (especially little miss), hence the plethora of minion photos with a bit of wool thrown in for good measure...
Little man came to me a while back and informed me that he needed a new vegetable hat. Now, in case you weren't aware of this already, little man is a "Chef" and is all about food - toy food, real food, fabrics displaying food, and evidently handknits sporting food. Initially he wanted "carrots and onions and beets and turnips and potatoes..." but I talked him into keeping it simple and focusing on one item and he chose carrots. He even helped me with the design process :)
Sometime back in July, I spun up some pink singles to use for a hat and maybe a little something else for little miss. I CO for a hat shortly thereafter and finally finished it up a few weeks ago. I think it was a few weeks ago. At any rate, I didn't finish it yesterday! In honor of the forthcoming photos, little miss wanted to look "extra special". Note the fancy shoes and the Chicago Bears dress!
(hangnail, Spongebob bandaid)
She even had to pose with my socks.
I finally finished up my second Hermione sock (on the left) to complete the pair and got around to working on a nice mindless Stockinette Sock in handspun from All Spun Up on Etsy. I bought the handspun skein before I started spinning so I could use it as a gauge for how fine I had to spin to spin for socks. Now that I can spin, why not knit up a very warm pair of socks! The Hermione socks have been worn a few times and are getting fuzzy. I knew this isn't the best yarn to use for socks (because it gets super fuzzy) but I wanted to make a pair of socks with it anyway. They just wont be hard-wearing ones.
That's all I have for now. The minions have been battling whatever-it-is-that-is-going-around-at-the-moment over the past few weeks and though little miss had it first and has since rebounded, it hit little man a bit harder and he is finally on the mend. Now, I need to spin because I'm a bit behind on that at the moment!