So, I don't remember how long ago - not long though - like 2-3 weeks ago, Jan asked if I would make a pair of boot cuffs for her to give to her daughter for Christmas. I think at the time I was still working on the grey Jul hat, so I said it would have to wait but I would start at the beginning of December to make sure I'd get them done in time. And dang if December didn't just sneak right up! ha. Yesterday I realized I'd better get busy if I was going to be serious about this project. I snooped around Ravelry for free patterns and found a couple.
Now, me being me I would want something with a little frill or ruffle. I came across this pattern called Scalloped Boot Cuff and I thought it was cute! It is a crochet pattern, very easy and quick! So, I'm not the fastest crocheter ever so I had read other projects that people had made and they were like "finished in an hour!" "two cuffs made during a movie!" and that sort of thing. Yeah. Let's see, I watched a 2+ hour podcast and then 2 movies last night and 2 podcasts this morning and finished. To be fair, I did have to rip back a couple times because my stitch count would either diminish or multiply in spots. Teee Heee. Knitting makes more sense to me than crochet, what can I say?
But! the finished product is cute! So, I stuck one of them on my paper towel roll so you could see it in "action". I plan on making a pair in off white/cream, this is my test knit - but I think these would look cute peeking out the top of some boots. I also bought a cream color yarn that has a bit of sparkle that I might make for myself :)
Update on other knitting projects: I am about to start the heel on my Dumbledore Hermione socks. I was getting nervous that I might be developing second sock syndrome, but this week felt the urge to pick them back up! After that is done I am feeling like I want to knit another little animal - maybe a Bakery Bear or Gelatto Giraffe, which are both patterns by Kay Jones who is one half of the Bakery Bears podcast, which I love. Before I start that though, I feel I should finish up the sweater I started for my little fox - it is winter after all I don't want him to get cold!
Ummm. So, that's pretty much it here. It's 48 degrees out and foggy and gloomy so I will no doubt spend the rest of the day either knitting or maybe sewing? What are you up to???