I finished a sweater for Mr. Aitch’s grand niece’s first birthday and I’m not happy with the result.
Funny how I didn’t see the lopsidedness of the snap band and the ridges until I took the pics.
I didn’t want to pick up all those stitches for a button band and should have just done a 4-5 stitch edging on the two front edges as I was knitting. But no. I wanted to add a fabric button band and snaps to make it easier to fasten and unfasten. Not matching up the horizontal ridges was a rookie mistake. I had such a time of getting those snaps on (I broke three in the process) that I just want to be done with it.
The party is Sunday and I’m debating on whether I should just remove the sewn on button/snap band and knit it OR give it as is and be embarrassed to gift such shoddy work. And we know that I won’t do the later…
The box of Christmas Wishes arrived at their destination.
Loops were added this year so the packages could hang from a banister, railing, mantle, tree, or whatever.
Day 24 contains some special things that wouldn’t fit inside those small packets.
I love how my daughter decorated her mantel this year.
Do you do anything special for Advent?
We had Home Ec in junior high in my day…which was back in the 1960’s. No such thing as a “middle school”. Our junior high consisted of grades 7-9 but the year I was in 8th grade was the last year for the 9th grade to be included. A new wing was built onto the high school so the 9th grade moved into the senior high with the rest of the “big” kids. But I digress.
Anyway, Home Ec was a real class where we learned how to read a recipe and follow the directions. We made the BEST fudge, baked bread, cinnamon rolls and cookies, made a cake from scratch, and baked a pie crust filled with pudding. I’m sure we learned how to do other things in that 9-week class but those are what I remember.
In 8th grade we had the opportunity to make a fruit pie or a pecan pie. We had to supply our own mini 4-inch pie pan as we got to take this baked mini pie home with us. I wanted a peach pie but my parents wanted a pecan pie, which cost an extra ten-cents! So I made the pecan pie. For them. I wanted no part of that deal. Pecan pie was gross. Or so I thought.
Dad loved it. I don’t remember what Mom’s take was on it. She might not have gotten a bite of it. But Dad raved about it.
And I never made another one.
I baked my first full-sized pecan pie today.
And Mr. Aitch loved it.
Works in progress.
I dropped a stitch on the Shaad Mitts awhile back and forgot about it until I picked them back up and started working on them.
It took some time but I managed to find the dropped stitch and get it back on the needle.
Seven more pattern rows then the ribbing on the finger end and thumb. And begin mitt #2.
I saw these cool Drinkers Mitts on Ravelry (free pattern) and posted them on my Facebook page.
A friend asked me if I could make them for her but change the background color to red.
Two rows down…many, many more to go.
Last month Rachelle from My Tangled Yarn posted about a hat she was making for her son: Henry’s Hat.
The story about Henry and his favorite hat also includes patterns for the hat, a sweater, and chipmunk toy.
So a hat for my grandson (whose middle name is my last name) is now on the needles.
I am in the process of decluttering, organizing, and getting rid of stuff that I don’t love or doesn’t fit in my life/house any more. I’m also on a yarn and fabric diet. No new yarn or fabric is coming into this house unless there is a specific reason/project for it. And all the above projects are from my yarn stash!