Tomten is now finished, apart from the buttons and button loops. I’m trying to source some green plastic toggles for this, but I can’t finish the icord trim until I know what I’m doing about fastenings.
Despite being made of the same yarn, at the same gauge, the jester hat doesn’t match the hoodie at all, which is good and nicely avoids the absurdity of making a hat to go with a hoodie
I might make some little pom-poms for the corners of this, and I’ve got a fair chunk of yarn left, so I’ll probably make some mittens as well.
I’ve now finished the body and the hood of Tomten (sewing in the ends as I go); only the sleeves left to do!
…Is what happens when I have loads of ideas for things I want to do, and I flit manically between them, unable to settle on anything for long enough to make decent progress
My second package arrived today, and I’ve swatched and started knitting EZ’s Tomten, for Thursday (which is what we’re calling my oldest friend’s child-to-be). I love knitting baby things – they’re small and quick, and I get to knit with bright colour combinations that most of the other people I knit for wouldn’t wear.