Monday, December 17, 2012

What I Didn't Tell You

The last pair of socks is done!
But what I didn't tell you about this and all the other socks?....
I still have to weave in ALL the ends! Instead of the usual two ends to weave in, in a regular one-color sock, there are TEN.  For EACH SOCK!  I think I'm going to have to reserve a whole week to get this done.  Oh wait. There is only a week left.

And I still have to finish these:
One of a pair of felted slippers.  This one is partially done and still needs a second sole.  Then I have the second one to knit. Once I am done with the knitting, I will put them in the washing machine and shrink them down to regular size.  Here is a picture with an adult-size sock, lined up at the heels, to give you an idea of how big it is before felting...
So, now I really need to get crack-a-lackin' to get this all done.  The slippers need at least two days (in front of the wood stove) to dry.

In the meantime, I tested out a cookie recipe and will definitely be making these for Christmas:
These are Ottolenghi's Spice Cookies from The Wednesday Chef blog. (click there to get to the blog post/recipe).  Oh. My. Gosh.  So. Incredibly. Yummy.  They are quite strong tasting (lots of cinnamon, allspice, ginger and nutmeg) but I. Love. Them. LOVE.
And they go really well with my Double Bergamot Earl Grey tea:
Which I had before sitting down to knit by the fire, with the animals snuggled in, watching Elf (click there to get on Amazon) in our Christmas bedecked living room:

Speaking of Mandy, please send good vibes her way.  She is sick and in the animal hospital today...
She was not too thrilled when I came home
with these antlers for her....but she looks so cute!


  1. Ugghh - ends - I hate weaving them in and obsess about them coming out, visions of the item unraveling for the giftee as almost everything I knit is a gift.

    Your living room is beautiful!!!

    Yes many good vibes Mandy's way - she is a sweetie. Keep us posted.

  2. Mandy, Sending lots of healing drool and positive thoughts. Hope you are feeling all better soon,
    Sue, Tanner and Diamond

  3. Sweet sweet sweet Mandy ! :). XXXOOO ...
    I love you, Lizzy ... Beautiful socks, cookies and decorations - AND Mandy's antlers :)

  4. everything you made is so wonderful!!! and that includes the cookies. I feel your pain on the "ends" my Mary can't figure out how I finished a pair of mittens on Sunday but the ends are still there on Monday!! I really hope that Mandy is up and better right away.