(Wow, two posts in two days…. And it isn’t even a Writers’ Challenge Month! I hope you all will bear with me as I write again about my knitting.)
Once upon a time, there was a tiny little baby. Like all babies, he was the sweetest, cutest little thing. Mommy, Daddy and a host of grandparents and aunts and uncles were very enamored with this little ball of love.
It was decided that he needed the perfect little cap to match his sleepy little self. Thus was born the Sleep Elf. His very talented knitting aunt scoured pattern books, websites, Pinterest and finally came to the conclusion that she was going to have to improvise. She liked using a smaller gauge yarn than most existing patterns and she had the perfect yarn already in mind. So she sought to start with the basic stocking cap and elongate it into the perfect combination of cute baby and old-fashioned sleeping cap.
Now isn’t that the sweetest little Sleepy Elf you’ve ever seen? Suddenly, other babies wanted their own cap!
Who can resist a face like that?
After several iterations, the cap idea gave way to matching baby socks. Eventually, it was deemed that this little ensemble should be put on paper and made available to others who wanted to make their very own Sleepy Elf.
If you’d like your own Sleepy Elf, the cap – complete with matching booties – can be purchased in a variety of colors from my Etsy shop, JS Textiles and Designs. 🙂 The pattern has also been published and is available on my Ravelry Pattern Store, Jennifer Stegmann Designs. (Note, sweet babies not included.)
I hope you enjoy this little bundle of inspiration as much as I do!