Trying to get back on the proverbial horse around here. I seem to have ditched the Cranial Pounding Elves a bit, having passed it onto my sweet Timmy. It is nice to not see the world through a haze of sickness, I am really bad at being sick. It just pisses me off to no end.
The boys have been wearing their hats because it is my belief this helps spped the sickness along and out. I know, I have some crazy notions. But they have been leaving them on, so maybe there is something to it.
I have tried to stay true to my handmade holiday pledge and make a bit of something for most of the family. It has been mostly fun and, at some times, a little overwhelming and tedious. I placed Tim and the boys at the end of the list, figuring I can make them something anytime and the wee ones are still too little to comprehend the volume and timing of stuff. It is making me feel a little guilty though as I would love to have all the planned projects done for them. There is one project in the works that I sewed terribly wrong and had to seam rip apart to restart. That was an ouch. Still not re sewn yet, but in the queue.
I did make up their holiday pants for the season.
I seem to be ascribing to a tradition to make a pair of pants for them each season...these I am loving in their bold print with a bit of flair in the pant leg. Poor boys, they are too young to know most do not wear belled pants.
I figure I can dress them as I will until they are old enough to protest. Just so you know, this is a super easy non pattern sew that just requires a pair of fitting pants and fabric of your choice. Here is a link if you want to explore making your own. I cannot wait for Paddy's Day, I have to find little leprechauns drinking Guinness for sure.
The Christmas clogs have finally been completed.
I only started them in October (per Rav). It is not that they are a long or hard knit, just not very fun. Double stranded worsted weight yarn on large needles does hurt the ezcemic hands, especially as I seem to be developing a sensitivity to wool. I would recommend the pattern if you can commit to the multiple steps.
There is a lot of fiddly stuff, stitches to pick up, extra needles required, sewing and then the felting. I had to felt them for upward of 40 minutes due to the front loading washer. But the end result is worth it, they are comfy and quite cute. These, of course, are going to someone special, but I may have to make another pair for my feet.
And I have already cast on for these little slippers, always a sucker for a ballet slipper. Now, back to the knits and a bit more TV to accompany it all. Celebrity Rehab, anyone? Crack on the roof is not a good sign.