I can’t show everything I’ve made yet, since I’m giving some gifts at New Years, but I thought I’d do a quick post about some of the things I made recently.
I knitted this shawl from the pattern “Escape” on Ravelry. I didn’t realize that the pattern had an increase, and I kept wondering why it seemed to take longer and longer to finish a row. (Oh!) It wasn’t as lacy looking as I thought it would be, as I used fluffy yarn. For lace work it is better to use thin yarn.
I made pecan pie and need to remember that the recipe in my Family Fun cookbook is tasty but doesn’t give long enough cooking time and the pie is very runny/soupy (really good as an ice cream topping!)
My son loves bath bombs, but since one alone can cost between 3-6 dollars, we decided to make our own. The hardest ingredient to get is citric acid, we had to order that online. Plain epsom salts are sometimes kept behind the pharmacy counter, if that is the ingredient you are searching for. If you are sensitive to essential oils, choose what you use wisely. We used peppermint extract and it was fine. We got the recipe from DIY Projects for Teens, but my 7 year old was able to follow along and assemble them easily, thanks to the clear instructions. We considered giving them as gifts, but he wanted them all! It was pretty easy, so I will probably make more. The one that looks like a stick of butter was made from a bit of packaging from one of his toys. The trick is compressing the mixture enough for it to hold its shape, so anything that can close will work better (like a plastic egg or a snap-together ball ornament.)
This week I need to finish a lot of projects before our annual friends get-together on New Years! I’ve got quite a list! What are you working on?