Ever since our younger daughter was born three days after Christmas, I've had the challenge of making that day special even though it follows one of the most gift-laden days of the year. I've also had a special spot for anyone else who has their birthday that month. My sister came up with the best idea for celebrating: a half birthday! She threw a party for Catherine when she was visiting her cousins one June, and that made a very special memory. I've already shared photos of our birthday brunch but not of the "dumpling" bag I made. It was an experiment, really, to see what would happen when two different yarns are felted. In my opinion, it really does look like a dumpling, but I prefer the shape of Sharon Dreifuss's original pattern that I made earlier.
One of my work friends and her daughter also have December birthdays. I made a vintage apron for Debbie from a Vanilla House pattern called Four Corners.
Four Corners Apron!
Then for Angelina I made this cute hat that was in the holiday 2008 issue of Knit Simple. It was fun to finally use my new pom pom maker!