Body ache, fever and chills oh my! As I write this I am in my bed under the covers cuddling with a hot rice herbie pack. I really do not have time for this, there are presents to make and we have to be getting ready to go to my parents wedding anniversary celebration this weekend. Ughhhhhhh!
I got alot of knitting and crochet done this week but I wanted to concentrate on sharing the gifts my kids got for the Feast of Saint Nicholas. One exciting thing did happen though this week on the knitting front…I learned to use double pointed needles.
Last week it seemed every other project I visited from the Yarn Along was knitted on double pointed needles. I kept telling myself that I will never be able to knit with them. Then my baby saw these as I was visiting this blog and that night I took out my set of size 10 bamboo DPN’s and saw a bunch of tutorials on Youtube and learned how to cast on (which as so easy and I thought it would be the most difficult part) and getting used to the circus act of keeping all the needles going. Thank goodness for youtube! My decreases are horrendous but I am super happy anyway….and I love knitting with DPN’s.
So I made my little version of these knitted gnomey peg dolls. I had a few wooden pegs left over from years ago when I used to make these. Her eyes lit up when she saw them this morning and I was so happy. I think I will glue on the hats though or they will last about another 10 minutes.
Here are the other gifts I made for my babies, the wooden disks are buzzers. My kids had so much fun playing with them at Pioneer Day so I made them some and put there initials on them. My woodburning skills really leave alot to be desired : ) It was a lot harder than I anticipated. They also received some lacing cards, a kaleidoscope, some Lego blocks and a felted wool mini soccer ball.
and for a bit of a holiday treat, they each got a rock candy stick
Did you do anything for Saint Nicholas day?