My knitting this past week was centered on little slippers. My young chiropractor and his wife just welcomed their third child in 5 years, all boys. I wanted to make something for the new baby but also include something useful for the two pre-schoolers.  I adapted my favorite pattern to make slippers in what I hope will be the appropriate sizes and took them in a knitted gift bag to the doctor yesterday.

This is the original pattern that I have adapted in many ways and may some day publish my own version. It’s an easy pattern and more forgiving in sizing than most. It’s a nice way to use up smaller portions of yarn.

Free pattern here:  http://www.needlebeetle.com/free/aadb.html (paste url or type to search)

I also finished the Cloud of her Shoulders shawl in a child’s size and will definitely be making this in a larger size. It’s a very good, easy-to-read pattern and has a nice shape.  I like the slightly ruffled edge. and the shape is supposed to help keep the shawl from slipping off the shoulders. 

Here is the link to the free pattern:  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cloud-on-her-shoulders