We all have kids now, and I cannot wait to see them play together and interact. Getting to know each other through Skype conversations is great, but certainly not enough. I really hope that one day they can share the same bond that our cousin shares with us.
In one of the lovely care-packages my cousin sent for Easter, she also included some lovely yarn, asking me to knit a vest and a hat for her adorable 2 year-old daughter. I was more then happy to oblige. After researching patterns for a bit, I decided to adapt this Joelle Hoverson design. Nothing too fancy, as it is the first time i am veering off a pattern, but it's a start. I incorporated a little heart into the pattern, and I am happy with how it turned out. I have added the detailed notes to Ravelry, if anyone would like to try it as well. It can be easily incorporated into any pattern.
As for the hat, I chose a pattern from the same book, "More Last Minute Knitted Gifts"and I really like the design. It only took 2 evenings to finish. I had trouble with the photos this time around, I am not sure why, this is the best I got.