About a month ago I was lucky enough to get to hop on a cheap flight to London to visit my cousins there and their adorable kids. The last minute nature of the trip called for some harried ravelry searching for quick knits to bring along as gifts.
Luckily I had already made this liza jane dress before my cousin Kiko's new baby girl Carolina was born.
I dug through my stash and found the leftovers of a log cabin blanket and matching dress I'd made for darling little Maisie and used them to make this bug puppet for her. This pattern is so great, it's a very fun and fast knit and it can be adapted to be a monkey, bird or bug (or anything else your creative mind will come up with for that matter).
And I had enough yarn left over for this friendly monster rattle for her new baby brother Cassius. I really enjoyed this monster pattern as well, it's super fast and it's written with a ton of adaptations for different eyes/horns/mouths/teeth, you name it!
(pardon that second friendly monster who loves the camera and always tries to sneak into knitting pictures (which is only fair in this case because I had to steal one of his cat toys to use inside the rattle))
It was an absolutely wonderful trip, I got to soak in some much needed family time, get lots of tips and lessons on the cloth diapering world from my expert cousin Marie, and just revel in the adorableness which are her incredible kids.I have to say that one of the major perks of living in Germany is being so close to my dear family that I've lived my whole life an ocean away from.
AND I just happened to be there right before the Olmpics started so I got to see the torch run by- twice!
Three cheers for torches, stashes and quick projects. Do you have any favorite last minute patterns you pull out when in need of a quick gift?