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The relaxing time

I have been calling this week the relaxing time in my mind since Christmas is done, F is home from work on vacation, and I am relaxed. The giant purple thing was finished and mailed in time for Christmas, it is on the other side of the country keeping the recipient warm and purple. Perhaps I will be able to post an action photo after our next visit.

I made Mr. Baby a Waldorf doll for Christmas. It was from the Little Love Doll kit from Joy’s Waldorf Dolls and it came together fairly easily, especially considering my absolute lack of hand sewing (really any sewing at all) skills.

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My mom helped me by making the little outfit or I never would have finished on time. He feels better to hold and hug than a commercial, non-natural fibers doll.

I will now rave about the yarn I got from Zen String. It is the Nirvana yarn (BFL and Merino blend) in the Aspen colorway and I LOVE it! Here are the mittens and hat for Mr. Baby.

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I used the Knitting Pure & Simple Basic Hat & Mitten Set for Children (253) in the Children’s 2-4 size. The hat fits his 19 month old head just fine with room to grow, the mittens are big. This colorway is gorgeous and the yarn is soft but sturdy. The colorsĀ  compliment everything in his wardrobe. So far, this is the quintessential boy colorway in my opinion.

I also made felted slippers for my nephew, which are still a work in progress and a hat using the same pattern and some acrylic/nylon boring blue yarn. He will get a Zen String hat just as soon as she restocks and I am lucky enough to check my email and get to the site in time to get some yarn. For the last stocking I saw my email 2 hours after she sent it and all the Nirvana was gone.

Happy New Year!

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Purple

So much purple. The Christmas knitting continues and it involves a lot of purple. I am telling myself that I am on schedule, but I am very much a glass half full person when it comes to Christmas knitting. On this topic, I do have an addendum to the last post, as I forgot to mention that F predicted that I would overestimate my available free time and plan too many crafty projects. Yes, dear, you were right.

I have been working on some cards since Mr. Baby is very happy to hang out in the craft room. I share my scraps of paper and he colors and reads.

I would post some pictures but the camera battery is missing. I took it out of the charger and set it on the windowsill in the craft room and then forgot to put it back in the camera. F did not move it, and neither did I. Mr. Baby does not show any sign of recognition when I describe the battery, but I suspect he has stashed it in one of his secret baby places.

Must go knit the giant purple item.

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