Last week felt so productive, and yet I don’t have much in terms of photos to show for it (yet). The primary reason for that is because those pics are being saved for individual posts, so here’s what else happened:
- Sierra Socks
I looked at my records and they showed I started these in July 2015. I thought that was a typo until I remembered I’d been knitting them during the Neil Patrick Harris gala with Maaike during the Just For Laughs festival…in 2015. D’oh. Guess I haven’t been carrying my travel knitting around with me as much as I should have been.
(Photographic evidence of when the first sock was but a wee babe)
It’s always so satisfying when the strips line up perfectly.
I do make note to cast on each sock at the same place in the yarn’s repeat, so it should line up… but there’s always the chance of finding something a bit ‘off’. (Though I suppose that’s more of an issue with hand-dyed yarns vs machine-dyed commercial yarns like Regia).
I’ve worked on them off and on over the year and finally cast off the last stitch last week. Now my travel bag is free to take on a new pair of socks. 🙂
- Hanukkah Gingerbread House
Over the holidays we’d received this Create A Treat Hanukkah House set from my mom. The decorating was done right before New Years’, but this week I finally threw out the remaining pieces after the boys finally got to smash it to gobble it up, so I figured I’d share some of the decorating process.
They had a really good time decorating it! Yannick and I took turns applying the icing in small sections, and then the boys took turns putting candy on before the icing had set.
Going in, I was doubtful that there’d be enough…of anything, really. I fully expected to run out of icing and had a small tub of Wilton’s Fluffy White on standby just in case. I’d also opened up about 20 packs of Rockets (if you’re Canadian…’Smarties’ if you’re American) into a little bowl but honestly I needn’t have bothered.
There was so much leftover icing that I was able to cover the entire board the house was icing-glued to, and even blob it up to make small bushes. I used up all the leftover snowflakes to cover the ‘ground’ but still have nearly half the little blue candies.
If interested in the gingerbread house that I talked about in this post, you can check it out here:
Create A Treat Pre-Built Hanukkah Gingerbread House Kit
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