Here's some quick pictures of the gifts I've been knitting.
The Comfy Cable Cowl knit with Bernat Natural Alpaca for Maria, Little Girl's Developmental Specialist.
I love this pattern. It knits up super quick, and results in a warm, squishy neckwarmer!
Aviatrix, also knit for Maria because she's expecting at the end of the summer. This is knit from Missions Falls Superwash Wool.
I had wanted to knit up this hat for Baby Girl when she was born, and never quite got around to it. Since then, the pattern has been updated to include many more sizes, so Baby Girl may get one for next winter. The hat is knit from front to back using short rows. Very clever!
And finally, a scrunchable scarf knit for Wendy, Baby Girl's speech pathologist.
This was knit from Karabella Marble, a wool/alpaca blend. Words cannot describe how much I enjoyed knitting this scarf. The yarn is so soft and lovely, and the stitch pattern is soothing. This is a total "comfort knit". I did initially over-block it, but I gave it another soak, and that brought back the loftiness of the yarn.
Tomorrow is the last day these specialists come to the house, so I have to wrap up the gifts today, and I'm going to make a Cardamom Vanilla Pound Cake with Strawberries and Whipped Cream. Baby Girl is going to miss Maria and Wendy! However, she will begin to receive speech services through the school district, and she's excited to be going to the same school as her big brother and sister!
Did you watch the Oscars last night? Cirque de Soleil's performance was amazing!!!