I returned to school on Friday, partly to prepare for the upcoming quarter and partly to just sit and relax somewhere without feeling guilty for not visiting family.
I also spent some time cleaning up the apartment for the quarter, and organizing things! One thing I did was do this spiffy wall art above my bed, using contact paper.
I plan to spend a day making some paper snowflakes to further spruce up my room. I'm not a big Christmas decorator, but I do love decorating for the winter season with snowflakes and of course, warm throws.
Also on the list of things accomplished were these: Oreo truffles, which I am quasi-famous for :)
My Christmas knitting is reaching a bit of a paniced state. I know I can finish everything, I just have to TRY HARDER, darn it, and not get so distracted by shiny things. For one, I underestimated the size of my brother's feet, his socks look like Christmas stockings!
I'm knitting them in Plymouth Yarns (a worsted weight) on size 5 needles, that I bought at the Yarn Crawl. He told me he wanted "slipper socks." What are slipper socks? Slippers? Socks? These are more sock-slippers, I guess, because they're just thick socks. But he tried them on before I left (to make sure the heels are in the right place) and he liked them! So good!
Oh, did you notice the cool stitch marker? It was an odd earring, then I was inspired by Jordan at In It To Knit It! You should check out her tutorial here.
There's another project I'm working on, but it's still in the planning-esqu stages. I'm sorry to say that I'm hoping once again to get into Knitty - and I'm close to actually submitting this time :) So, if I get rejected, it will just be a for-sale pattern, like Borneo.
Also, W is working on a stop motion puppet for his two quarter, who need clothes! So, I taught him how to use the sewing machine! I'm also knitting him a scarf and a pair of miniature mittens, but I figured I could do another post on that later :)
But, as part of W's sewing machine training,
I made him he made this pencil case. At least... part of it. The seams were a little uneven, and I tried to fix things but just ended up screwing things up even more when I added the zipper. So the result was this.
Hey, it still holds my pens and pencils... so so what if it's a little different? It's my pencil case, made with love from W :)