Chicago is trying to break records with most gray days in a row. I've hardly taken any photos of holiday crafting or merriment because it's so dreary. What I wouldn't do for a sunny or snowy day. I don't even care if it's 20 below! And I don't even care that I'm jinxing us! I'll be warm because all I've been doing for the last 2 months is knitting/crocheting. I've made my first pair of mittens, 4 scarves, 2 blankets, working on a third...
I'm about halfway done with this one. Looks more impressive in a stack than laid out but we're getting there either way. Nice bright colors to combat our gray Winter.
Phoebe and I made our first batch of handmade ornaments last week. We'd never made clothespin skiers before. Seems like an oversight. I saw these on pinterest with washi tape shirts and giant pom hats and thought they'd be cute. Of course it didn't turn out I had any giant poms but Phoebe came up with cute ideas for our tiny poms instead.
Little did I know when I named my doll pattern Elsa years ago that there would be such a popular Elsa on the scene. I figured it was time to make a version of my Elsa doll to match her famous name twin. I definitely couldn't make the glamorous post-freak out version of Elsa in that bedazzled gown of hers so I tried to make the kid version of her. I had a tricky time finding the right materials. I really wanted wool for her dress but couldn't find any at the store in the right colors so I used flannel. And it's hard to match that super pale blond, almost white hair but I found a good match in the baby yarn section. And it took a lot of digging through my ribbon drawer to find something that would work for her dress but I like how this turned out. I think the black background on the ribbon does the trick. I think pre-glitter Elsa looks sweet as a handmade doll. And even Oscar recognized who she was supposed to be! So I guess she passes the test.
What's everyone knitting this season? I have another set of thrummed mittens started (this pair for me!) and a christmas afghan going. Both need to be bumped for gifts though. I need something fun to make! I guess I should check my pinterest. I'm sure I've got something there.
I did crochet this one scarf. Maybe I'll do another? I feel like I knit so much faster though.