These heart sachets are a lot of fun to knit, and I made four of them for Christmas gifts. Since my lavender crop was rather sparse (2 flowers), I had to locate a source of dried lavender for the stuffing. Much to my delight and relief, I found an online place called Local Harvest, which connected me with Lavender Hill, and now have enough for many, many more sachets! Note to self: a pound of dried lavender goes a LONG way! I posted an "unstuffed" version of this heart in a different color back in the fall sometime. This sachet is made of a different colorway of Koigu yarn and is the last of my handmade Christmas 2008 gifts.
My first finish for 2009 is a hat and mitten set for Sophia. I got this pattern last spring when we took Jane and Ted to Gig Harbor and just happened to visit the Yarn Garden there. The ruffle on the hat and mittens is interesting to knit, and I will be interested to see how they fit little Miss Blue Eyes.
At the moment I'm working on a UFO that I unearthed for Kris and May's monthly challenge. Socks are my downfall. They are so easy to start and so hard to finish because there are two of them! Once I do the first sock, it's way too easy to put the project aside for later, and later just never arrives. At least, that's my excuse this time....couldn't even remember the pattern I was using which is really BAD! Stay tuned, I'm halfway down the foot of #2. Hurrah!