Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Yarn Along & other crafts

With my christmas knitting all finished I'm now relaxing into some new projects:

socks for Tino
I'm using a basic sock pattern but have decided to use rib all down the length of the leg and front of the foot to make them more elastic.  Using the magic loop technique which seems to be a bit faster that dpn's but I can't say as I prefer one method over the other.
Inspired by Lori's & Jarka's Favorite Things Scarf I havecast on one for myself.  I'm in no hurry to finish it, just working on it when ever the mood or the motif takes me.

These papillote chocolates are my favorite thing right now!
But knitting is taking a back seat at the moment around here as christmas crafting is in full swing, no sooner than we have made a gift the puppy has eaten it, but we shall not be deterred - we just keep calm and carry on crafting!

gingerbread men
my new christmas cake stand
salt dough candle holders for teaches gifts
Paper plate angels

I've received the lastest Taproot and am pacing myself to not finish it too quickly!  It's so full of great looking crafts.  And Tino has his Toboggon magazine that big bro is kindly helping him read, it too is packed with fun festive ideas.

Linking up with Ginny and wishing you all a very Joyeux Noël.


  1. What great Christmas crafts! Our puppy ate some of ours too but no worries. I love your socks - I do like how the ribbing down the entire socks makes for a better fit. I just don't like knitting all that ribbing! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. Lovely crafts, hope you can keep them away from the dog! I would like to knit some socks again, haven't made any for ages. You have just reminded that I bought some yarn ages ago to make a pair for myself, not sure where it is tho..........:)

  3. i love the scarf. i have been toying with doing one myself. maybe if i start now it would be ready next winter. LOL
    love all the other crafts you are doing with the kids. and the very last picture... very sweet. :)

  4. what a lot of fun you had! lovely. that colour work is stunning! Merry Christmas!

  5. What great pictures. I agree, the scarf is beautiful. Happy Christmas, friend!

  6. I love your comment about the puppy. Life is never dull with dogs in the house!

  7. Love your "favourite things" scarf so far...I plan to start one myself in January. I follow Lori's blog as well...and live not too far from where Taproot is published, isn't it funny how things make their rounds on the internet? My husband and I visited France last is beautiful there! Happy knitting!

  8. aw lovely Christmassy crafts. I like your cake stand and the sock :)

  9. Oh my goodness - so much crafty happiness here! That scarf is going to be gorgeous.

  10. I love the paper plate angels....I showed my son's prep teacher a few years ago how to do those and the whole class did easy and so sweet for Christmas. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

  11. So much Christmas goodness going on in your home... that scarf is amazing!! Wow!

  12. What a lovely time you are all having. It looks to festive and cozy.