Archives for January 6, 2013

Xmas Dotty Pot – Code Name: Cuckoo

Xmas Dotty Pot Combo

Yarn: Knit Picks Bulky Wool of the Andes White and Knit Picks Cadena Cranberry
Yarn Weight: Bulky
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) DPN and US 8 (5.0 mm) DPN
Size: Small
Pattern Location: Ravelry’s Dotty Pots
Time Spent: 3 hours
Dates: 12/17/2012 – 12/19/2012

This was the sixth 2012 Christmas present, code name “Cuckoo.”  It was the only project where the code names had meaning.  I made it for my friend Laura who is the only non-family member on the list.  Her code name, Scarlet Snake, was chosen because scarlet snakes are non-venomous.  They mimic the appearance of the coral snake which is venomous.  The Cuckoo bird leaves its eggs in another species nest.  These names were a hint that it didn’t quite fit with the others.

This was another dotty put but I used bulky weight yarn for both the pot and the dots.  I cast on a few less stitches so it would still come out the same size as the ones I made for my sister.  Even though it’s a fairly small pot it still managed to hold an entire pound of banana candy!  This time around the candy was the gift but looked sad all alone and needed something to hold it.

When Laura opened it at work she called it her pot of gold and had her little Kermit the Frog sitting on top to guard it. Very adorable.  The candy is long gone so Kermit is now sitting in the pot with his little head sticking out.