We've had a couple of babies in the family since I've been away. I made the owl blanket for the first one. He was born in November and it was sooo cold. He was a tiny little thing and was way too small for his smallest snowsuit. Aunt Mel and her sewing machines to the rescue. This pattern is out of print and I'll have to link it later, since I'm upstairs and forbidden by Himself to go downstairs if he's not home. I also made a little hat to go with the snowsuit. Fabric is from JoAnn's. Pattern and all notions from my stash. Hat is here.
My mother was visiting in November and fell in love with my Holden, so I gave it to her. My three sisters also wanted shawls. In retrospect I think they probably wanted Holdens, but as slow as I knit they still wouldn't have them as the pattern uses fingering weight yarn. All yarn is from stash and if they hadn't been given away, I'd wear any of them in a heartbeat. LaLa's Simple Shawl, Gallatin and Lonely Tree Shawl respectively.
In January I was asked to teach a beginning knitting class at a local sewing school. I didn't have any samples. In the first class we made the dish/face cloth. In the second class we learned to cast on and in each succeeding class we added a new stitch pattern. The hat was an extra pattern in case we finished early (we didn't) or the students were motivated to work on their own (they were).
That's it for now!!