My sister’s 21st birthday was this past Tuesday. And the perfect present for a sister who’s just turned 21 is of course… knitted socks. Whoo.
While I was knitting the second sock I had a revelation while watching an episode of Knitty Gritty about sock knitting (oh my gosh, I’m knitting a sock, while watching a show about knitting socks! How weird!), about how to better pick up the stitches along the heel so there would be less gapping between the stitiches. I was really amazed how obviously better the second sock was than the first.
I at least hope she’ll wear them next time she has a drink.
Rudolph looks like someone just told him the stupidest joke in the world, and he’s trying to make them feel better by acting like it was funny. What a wonderful Christmas story I’ve just come up with.
I added the cheese to make my mouse look a little more like a mouse. Although he is a mouse with whiskers the size of logs compared to his tiny face.
Apparently my penguin is a little bit shy, and decided to take a jump into one of my vases. He’s still cute like that though.
Everytime a bell rings, a gift gets wrapped. That’s why there are no bells ringing right now in my house. Happy day 18!
One of the 2nd grade boys that I work with at school told me last week that you “have to be careful when you hug an elf, because their ears are pointy and you may get hurt.” That young man is a smart one.
I’m sorry about the last few days delay of posting. I’ve been feeling a little lousy, and I’m in overdrive trying to finish up the last of my Christmas gifts. I hope the next few days make up for my slowness!
The ice skate was a last minute idea and I was really excited about it. I just wish I would have been able to get a little better picture of it. Only 10 more felties to go–yikes! I guess I need to think about finishing my presents and Christmas cards, too!
Day 14 took me a long time to finish up, but I think it was worth it in the end.
On the 13th day of Christmas, I made a sheep out of felt. Again, not exclusively Christmas-y, but I just had to do it. Some of my close friends know that I have a number 13 Serta sheep that I cuddle with at night and have a strangly human relationship with (he SO talks to me in sheep language!). So in honor of my cuddly Sheepy, I had to recreate him in felt.
Here’s Sheepy with my sewing machine, Emma. Yes, I do name inanimate objects in my house and no, I don’t think you’re ever too old to have a pal to hang on to at night.