Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Knitting and crafting

little sock

shalom

GF mexican wedding cookies

rowan working on secret santa gift

fiona painting

As I was working on the Shalom sweater last week I discovered that the decreases and increases looked weird. Try as I might, I just couldn't seem to figure out how to make them both go the correct way, so I frogged the whole mess and restarted under the sleeves. I am going to NOT have waist shaping. When I was looking on Ravlery I saw that a lot of people just skipped that part. So, now I have only about 60 rows to go. Which seems like A LOT at this point. I am thinking this sweater will be a "Three Kings Night" gift.
While I was all frustrated with the shalom I cast on a pair of bitty socks, which should fit Fiona, if they are too small the new baby can have them. I love knitting little socks.
Rowan and the older boys have all been working on "secret Santa" gifts for the homeschool gift exchange this Friday. It has been fun watching them figure out what to make.
And little Miss Fiona Rosy has just got to paint when there is paint out. This week it was orange paint. She very much gets into it, luckily it usually all stays on the paper.
Last but not least... cookie baking. I have made GF Mexican wedding cookies, Scottish shortbreads, molasses cookies, raspberry fudge, regular fudge, and peppermint bark. I will probably be making the molasses cookies again since they got eaten SUPER fast. I am toying with a few other cookie recipes, but we have so much going on the next few days I am not sure I can make many more kinds.

Joining Ginny from Small Things and Nicole from Frontier Dreams.

12 comments:

Darcel {MahoganyWayMama} said...

I love that rainbow yarn, it's so pretty!
I've frogged several projects this week....decided it's best to wait until after Christmas so I can focus properly.

elizabeth said...

I've been baking lots of cookies too! blessed Christmas to you!

Erin said...

I love the rainbow yarn too! Good luck with the sweater. I have to be honest... that does sound like a lot of rows! Blessings to you on Christmas!

Donna said...

I usually end up skipping the waist shaping myself. Those cookies look so yummy! I just love those rainbow socks.

Leigh k said...

I've had the Shalom on my list to try forever! Will you post your sweater when you get it finished? Would love to see it!! Wishing you a merry holiday season and thanks for stopping by to say hello ~ best Leigh

Deb said...

I love that kind of cookies. I also love that varigated yarn. Can't wait to see the finished sweater. Enjoy the coming weekend.

EMMA said...

Wow that sock yarn is amazing, the socks are going to be wonderful.

Evelyn Hender said...

that rainbow yarn is beautiful :)

sustainablemum said...

Love the little rainbow socks :) can't remember what I did when knitting a shalom but I did get the increases and decreases to work! Hope you get all the rows done in time :)

Paula said...

You've been so, so busy! and getting much accomplished. That's always a win to me :) Love the rainbow ~ which yarn is that? Have a blessed Christmas! paula@weewhimsicals

momto5 said...

Paula: it is knitpicks felici in rainbow. it is 75% super wash merino and 25% nylon. it is super nice o work with. :)

Beate Mørland said...

That multicolor yarn is sooo pretty, I'm sure those socks will bring much happiness to their owner.