All handwork has not ceased around here over the holidays. I finished 2 shawls last week, which was a relief. And Julia became enamored with owls. She made some little crocheted owls, like this one:
I, however, turned my hand to penguins. This is a penguin snuggie. I made one for Peter's girlfriend Kara, and Anna pleaded for one too, so I made one for her. The penguin disc passes through a hole in the other end of the snuggie, working like a big button and keeping the snuggie (which is just a short scarf) secure around your neck. Scarves tend to slide around and one end drapes down lower, and they get tangled in your sleeves. Snuggies don't do that.