Lizzie wanted to see my completed "Sherbert Hat". I explained to her that I wanted to have little "curly cues" on the hat instead of a pom-pom. She provided me with the instructions as follows:
Crochet a chain about 5 times longer than you want the finished curly-cue to be. Three half-double (or double) crochets in each chain. That's all there is to it.
These curly-cues are smaller and daintier than they appear. I only had enough yarn left to do three of them which I felt was just fine.
I had time to knit this hat at the last minute with yarn from my stash. All these hats are knitted with acrylic yarn for ease of washing. They, along with the others in my previous post, are being donated to the "Head Start" children in Rhode Island.
It's such a busy time of the year for many of us. I promised myself that I would not put any pressure on myself to knit gifts this year for Christmas. At the last minute I broke that promise. Some may get an IOU with their partially completed knitting item. I have two full weeks off from work starting next Friday which will allow for knitting time as well as travel.
I'm looking forward to celebrating my many family traditions come the 25th. My older daughter has taken over many of those tasks. She recently made 18 "French Canadian Tourtiere" (pork pies) and froze them to be enjoyed on Christmas Day. Some will be gifted. Spices in the tourtieres vary from family to family. Though easy to make, they are quite time-consuming.
Happy Knitting! (more finished projects in a couple of days)