I am enjoying making things so much right now. For the past two weeks I have been taking an unplanned break from sewing clothes for my cuties. I did a little work on a quilt but the most enjoyable crafting for me lately is making these ornaments and knitting.
The above is made from a kit by Alicia Paulson which I am sure everyone recognizes. I still have the house to make for the complete set and then I have four other kits I want to make too. They are so fun to make and I love how they came out. It is also easier for me to work on these in little bits of time instead of lugging out my sewing machine to the kitchen table.
These mittens are probably the most favorite thing I have knit (other than baby sweaters for my babies and those are partly my favorite for sentimental reasons). They are lined and so warm. And I learned a lot making them such as the i cord cast on and stranded knitting. Details on the mittens are here on Ravelry For a few years I was mostly knitting for the kids. This year I am really enjoying making stuff for me and wearing it too. I love these mittens and my cabled hat and scarf so much that I dreamed about them last night. In my dream large birds were trying to steal them and had them in their beaks. I told my husband about it this morning and he said "Who makes your dreams, Beatrix Potter?" Well we do read a lot of her here.