In reverse chronological order, here's E's birthday sweater. Since her birthday's today -- Valentine's Day -- it seems appropriate to start with her.
This was a top-down seamless raglan that I changed from a different cable to use this cute heart cable, making it sort of Valentine-y without going over the top. I started it on Saturday and finished it in time for her to wear it to school yesterday, since she doesn't go on Fridays. I would not recommend this short of a time frame. I think my hands are still recovering. It's a little roomier than I necessarily wanted, but I don't think she looks like she's swimming in it, and it'll give her some growing room.
She's been showing a preference for purple lately and was all smiles when I showed it to her and put it on, so I think she approves!
For my sister, I made another pair of boot toppers. I used the same pattern as last time, but made a few changes.
Ray had requested some slippers for around the house, which I was pretty excited about. He rarely asks me to make him anything. I decided to make felted slippers, which is always fun, and also less likely to be traumatic if they accidentally get mixed in with the laundry. They looked impossibly huge before I threw them in the washer!
Happy Valentine's Day! I'm off to finish E's birthday cake and finish a few other last minute birthday details while the girl naps. :)