My kids love collecting snails in the backyard. So I decided to knit two teeny snails using this pattern. Each took just one night. I used some leftovers from my Cedar scarf and size 2 needles. They were hard to shoot because I finished them late at night so I had poor lighting; plus, these little guys leeeeannnnn. They’re cute, though!
Oh, and three things I neglected to mention about the new Sarah hat pattern. The first is that it (like these snails) is knit from my Cedar leftovers. (I had a lot of leftovers!) Also, I forgot to mention that the shell-stitch brim was inspired by — and a variation on — the edging of my Napoleon vest (as I mentioned, my favorite part of that whole project). I’ve worn Napoleon a couple of times, by the way, and I’ve received many compliments. It’s not my normal style so I am pleased that my stepping outside the box worked. 🙂 Finally, I’ve been having fun coming up with names for my recent patterns. (As with naming pets, I am partial to using real people names.) It wasn’t until after I posted that I realized the total coincidence that a friend of mine happens to have daughters named Sarah and Jamie. I obviously like her taste! 🙂