Monday, October 8, 2012

My Two Penguins

I don't think I've mentioned this before, but my husband went to college in Pittsburgh and while there he fell in love with ice hockey and the Pittsburgh Penguins. So what would our household be without some suitable Penguins' attire?

Ta da! Here are my two penguins...

How cute are those bright pink penguin feet on the flaps?

I made Tommy's hat before he was born. It is a size 18 month hat. Did I mention that he is only 7 months old? Yes, he too has a large head, just like his sister, mommy and daddy. It was bound to happen.

Can you tell he's teething?

Emma's hat is from the latest (Winter 2012) issue of Debbie Bliss Magazine. There is SO much that I want to make from this issue! If you have not checked it out yet, then do yourself a knitting favor and pick one up. It's beautiful. I particularly love the feature on children's accessories (I wanted to make the owl hat for Em, but she insisted on the penguin one).

Poor Emma had a nasty cold when I took this picture.

Both hats were made with Knit Picks Swish DK. Tommy's colors are Black, White and Carrot. Emma's colors are Sugar Plum, Carnation, and White. There are three things I really like about this yarn: it is machine washable, has beautiful colors and the price is terrific (plus, all of the yarn came from my stash!). Come to think of it, there are a few other great characteristics. It holds up well with wear and in the dryer. Also, the merino superwash fiber makes the yarn feel quite soft - perfect for next-to-skin wear (think babies!).


  1. Both hats are adorable!!! As are your kids. What a lucky mama you are :)