Thursday, December 11, 2008

Friday Finishing : Christmas Countdown

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.
Darn, he's cute
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.
Christmas Pants
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.
Christmas 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.
Christmas Pants

The Christmas clogs have finally been completed.
Christmas Clogs :: Felted
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.
Christmas Clogs :: Felted
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.
Christmas Clogs :: Felted

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.


Sarah-potterknitter said...

Hats and scarves absolutely help when you're sick! I'm with you there.
I'm making Kevin a pair of felted clogs. Twice it seems. I made the largest size then saw a friends pair and heard how much felting it took and started over with the mediums. Oh well, that's why I'm not doing much Christmas knitting.

LauraC said...

Everything is looking fantastic!

I made the Christmas tree shirts last night and will be putting the boys in them over the weekend. More on that scoopage to come later!

(I can't seem to turn away from Celebrity Rehab no matter how much I try.)

gleek said...

i've always wanted a pair of those clogs but have yet to commit to them :)

Threeundertwo said...

Love the festive pants! You are such a good photographer, your boys look so great. I'm pretty sure hats have healing powers.

The clogs look wonderful, but sound a little fiddly for me. I'm so impressed with how they turned out though! Thanks for joining Finished for Friday!

Patty said...

I love the pants an dteh hats! But those slippers? Wow. I had no idea anyone could knit something like that! Seriously.

Patty said...

I meant clogs, not slippers.

Elizabeth said...

I am so impressed that you made clogs!
Stop by my blog, I'm having a giveaway for a children's Christmas book that ends Mon.

kristin said...

hey lady thank you so for the comments on my blog, did you see my response to your pattern question about the hat??? this is what i went by told to me by erin who gifted me the homespun yarn...
"The simplest thing to do would be to knit a rectangle (like your scarf) casting on as many stitches as you need to get the DEPTH of the head of the hat, then knit it long enough to circle around the head and seam across the top, no
pattern needed - this page has a photo of what I'm getting

and i just added the tassle for fun. it was the first ever hat for me. all i have done thus far was a scarf! lol i am a late knitting bloomer, but now i am hooked your stuff is always so lovely!! and our kiddos well hey are BEEootiful!

Preeti said...

Oooh the cuteness!!!! Glad to hear that you're on the mend and I agree with you that hats help with getting rid of the sickies faster.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the tushie photo! The clogs are amazing too, did you put something on the soles to help against slippage? I have that pattern somewhere but have yet to knit it up. I think I'm going to make up a pair to keep in my (soon) new basement craft office. I don't have enough to knit before this baby gets here!

Katie said...

Sorry to hear there was sickness in the house, but the pants and slippers look great! Happy Sunday*