Yes, that looks a bit like I’m knitting a placenta. 😉
But it is the beginning of a new helmet liner.
Last winter I made one for each of the boys…there are photos around here somewhere…. this one, though, is wool (the boys preferred caron simply soft for less-itchy-wear) and is being knit up for a Marine.
There are many patterns, mine is from the book Knit on Down…one of my favorite pattern books.
But if one would want to knit a liner there a patterns available online. Here are a few links…if these don’t serve your needs, just do a search on ‘helmet liner knitting pattern’:
The other helmet liner I made for a Marine was also made from Fisherman’s Wool — it is a simple, straightforward, utilitarian and inexpensive yarn. And most importantly, it is 100% wool…which is a must for military use.
Don’t have a member of the military to knit for? Both the above links provide addresses to mail your completed liner. From there it will be sent on to a troop in need.
This was the best Christmas I’ve had since 2006 (and that one wins ‘best Christmas ever’ because I was snuggling 12 day old Whingari in my arms throughout.)
We are Home. We are well (Chris is healing albeit slowly.) The children were quite happy with their presents. There were baked goods everywhere. 😀
Today the tree is put away, the floor has been vacuumed, the kitchen is clean & swept of all remnants of Moon Sand (one of Whinnie’s favorite presents this year) and the laundry is on its way to being cleaned, folded and put away.
There’s my lovely knitting basket…complete with my green socks (almost complete), yarn for Theo’s blue socks (not yet started) and miscellany that I keep near me. And my laptop. A clean house, knitting and the internet. I’m blessed. 😉
The only tradition we’ve held to over many years, many changes, many moves is that we make/decorate sugar cookies on Christmas Eve. The tradition comes partly from giving anxious, excited, anticipatory children something creative and focused to do. And partly from the fact that bleary-eyed parents find that leftover sugar cookies are lovely with coffee on Christmas morning. 😉
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays everyone.