During Hurricane Sandy, the UCONN Dive Safety Officer’s granddaughter was born. Eric dives and works with him and asked me to make something special for the new baby. I designed these purple heart baby socks for her. They turned out so well, I knit a second pair and listed them at my Etsy store.
For Christmas, the DSO asked me to make a helmet hat and thumbless mittens with fish on them using pink and lavender yarn. I was power knitting to get it done, but I am very pleased with the results. The mother and father loved the set. So did the dog. He liked it so much, he ate one of the mittens as soon as they opened the present!
The father was about to do away with the dog, but the DSO calmed him down and said he’d contact me about getting a replacement. I just finished knitting it this morning and blocked it. In exchange, I’m hoping they will give me some pictures of the baby wearing the hat and mittens set. It helps to have cute models to show your wares. As soon as we solve our car problems, we can deliver it. Hopefully the dog won’t be hungry for mittens this time!