We have a secret Santa sort of thing coming up at work, so I knitted a hat to use for it. We're going to be doing a "white elephant" exchange, which goes like this:
1) Everyone draws numbers to determine the order of gift picking.
2) The first person picks a gift from the pile and unwraps it.
3) The second person can decide to either steal the first person's gift, or pick a gift from the pile. If they steal the first person's gift, the first person picks a new gift from the pile.
4) And so on.
I'm of course secretly hoping that my hat will be super popular and stolen by everyone. I know it won't be, though.
This is my hat. It's just a basic rib hat. I made a small mistake in the ribbing in the red area, but hopefully it's not too noticeable. Can you see it?
When I was done with the hat, I had some yellow yarn left over. I decided to make a cat toy out of it. Without a pattern, I created a little yellow mouse. I didn't bother putting eyes or ears on it, because it's for a cat, and you know they don't care about that sort of thing. I stuffed it with bubble wrap so it makes a sort of fun crinkly sound when you play with it.
Here's Hope, enjoying (OK, that might be a stretch) her new toy.