Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Knitting

We are coming into the final stretch for Christmas.  Yay!  And also, how the heck did time escape me again?  Oh yeah, baby!

I came to the realization that a little infant needs very little in the way of Christmas toys.  But, I also want to put something fun under the tree.


I started knitting a little gnome doll for her.  I have knit both of my older kids the same gnome doll, and they are affectionately named Ellie and Eli.  

Luckily it is a quick knit.  I was able to almost finish the legs while Emma was at Daisies last night, so that was encouraging.  I typically am working on things right through Christmas Eve, apparently I work well under pressure!

I just finished up Frugavore.  I really enjoyed it.  It stresses the "peasant diet" which may sound bad, but in all actuality mainly consists of using up as much as you can.  If your root veggies go soft in the fridge, make some stock.  Use up all parts of the chicken.  Grow something, whether it is herbs in a window, or a huge kitchen garden.  There were quite a few decent recipes as well that I have ear-marked for future use.  Definitely a good read if you are looking for ways to save on food!

Do you have any last minute Christmas gifts on the needles?  Do you craft right up until the very last minute?

9 comments:

  1. That book sounds good. I will check for it at my library

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  2. casting on a stocking stuffer hat....in a couple minutes!!!! :)

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  3. Love Christmas knitting for littles:)))

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  4. I have one more hat that I just cast on to make an even four (which I've been working on, on and off, mostly off, for a year-and-a-half). It's a little more exciting than the other three, so I hope that will make me knit faster! And yes...very last minute, as in, knitting or sewing in the car on the way to the in-laws on Christmas Eve.

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  5. The book sounds just up my alley - thank you for the recommendation. I like the idea of a knit doll for your baby. I have an idea in my mind for one, but I think it's too late to try to make it. I have only one Christmas present I'm working on, but it's a shawl that has to be mailed, so it's getting most of my attention.

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  6. How have I missed that book?? Ordering from the library asap. I bet that little gnomes will be a welcome gift and very much loved.

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  7. Thank you for the book recommendation it sounds really good! I hope you get all your crafting and making done in time :)

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  8. That little dolly will be adorable, such a special gift for a special girl.

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  9. the book sounds interesting! Lovely garter stitch and I love the soft pale pink color.

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