The only knitting that was done this Christmas was a hat for my grandson. I found this sweet pattern from the Purl Bee website. If you've ever wanted to try Fair Isle knitting this is a great beginner pattern. It is just four colors and the pattern is only 19 rows. I actually knit the hat twice, because the first hat ended up being too small. I used larger needles for the second hat and it fit perfectly.
Pattern: Giacomo's Baby Hat from the Purl Bee
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Suri Merino (55% Suri Alpaca, 45% Extra Fine Merino)
Colors: Blue, gray, light blue, and dark green
Needles: US 6 and US 7
I used a small Clover Pom-Pom maker in size 1 5/8" for the bigger hat and 1 3/8" for the smaller hat. The directions were confusing, but I found a YouTube video that helped a lot.
I thought I'd share my husband's handiwork for a change. His craft is working with wood especially exotic woods. He has made some beautiful furniture pieces. He designed and made this rocking horse for our grandson.