I’m in a knitting frenzy at the moment trying to get all the birthday presents done during the holiday. These are my second pair of Fetching handwarmers and I’ll probably be making more in the future – they look so pretty and they’re also really quick. An amazing pattern for gifts! These were made out of what I think is Bernat Satin Shine but I can’t be sure. It is acrylic though. They’re super soft and comfy!

And I’ve been baking too! I made a few chocolate cupcakes with pink vanilla buttercream icing and they are delicious! I used the recipes from Magnolia Bakery and I definitely recommend them. These took me ages but were so worth it.

For another friend’s birthday I knitted a pair of handwarmers using Knitty’s Fetching pattern and I’m really happy with them. I used Red Heart Soft Touch (100% acrylic) in a sort of lilacy blue on 4mm double-pointed needles. They’re comfortable and soft and they actually look a lot better than I thought they would. I didn’t think I’d like so many cables judging from the photos on Knitty’s website but I actually do. I definitely recommend the pattern; they’re so easy and quick to knit up and they make perfect presents. The only thing I changed is the picot edge – I just bound off in pattern.