Wednesday, December 2, 2009

WIP Wednesday : Kind Old Man St. Nicholas Dear...

...Come to my house this year. Please put something in my shoe, for I've been good the whole year through.

I can't believe it is already December, and that this weekend is St. Nicholas day! Luckily I finished up K's gift just in the nick of time, pun intended.
The last piece for this gift that I had to finish was the skirt. I made it up as I went, which kind of worked. I just wish I made the a-line flare out a bit more, and that I had time to re-do the flowers. Oh well, I don't think K or her 'K baby' will mind.

Complete outfit

I literally used up every last thread of my drool worthy yarn from Melissa (who just had a beautiful baby boy, by the way!) at Ram in the thicket. I am so glad I hung on to that yarn for so long waiting for the right project to present itself to me. C is very fortunate to be receiving beautiful handmade gifts made by Shelley of Waldorfmama from St. Nicholas this year. I am really enjoying keeping this season all handmade!

Mini Lyalya Hoodie

Another knitting project in the works is a mini Lyalya hoodie for 'C baby' to match the one C has. Although in our house those hoodies are better known as 'Gnomey, gnomey, gnome' hats. I had to play with the stitch count and needle size quite a bit but I think this should fit. I am almost done but ran out of yarn so it's now on a stitch holder waiting to be finished (which explains the funny pic). In the meantime I am starting up the mini one for 'K baby' out of the yarn I used to make K's.

Lastly, are ornaments, ornaments and more ornaments! None of which are for myself, which is funny because I need to be making some for us, too. In due time. These ones are far more important.

Candle, candle burning bright, fill us with your holy light, may your flame of joy and love, glow now in our hearts.

Another wet felted candle in the works, but much smaller to hang on a tree. This one is very special because of who it is going to. I will post more about that as the time comes.


Wool Felt peace doves sit in a row waiting for some final stitches before they are ready to be packed up and mailed away.

A tisket, a tasket, the fire is drying some baskets

Lastly some other ornaments I am finishing up, which is a little preview of the giveaway coming up this Friday. Stay tuned!!

Happy creating!



Pia said...

How cute are those ornaments!

Joy said...

It's all so very, very lovely! That outfit, I could just squeak, it's SO cute! We keep St. Nicholas day very simple here with just a clementine, dark chocolate coins (thank you Whole Foods, who just put them out last night!) and an organic candy cane. I can't wait to see more of your ornaments. Do you give each of your kids an ornament each year?

Jennifer said...

Everything is beautiful, I love your birds.

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

Lovely gifts you are making!
The little sweater and skirt are adorable.
And I love the peace doves!
Very nice.

sarah said...

it's all so beautiful, I'm mesmerised.

Anonymous said...

such beautiful handmade goodness!

Naturalearthfarm said...

The sweater and skirt are just oh so cute - we will be celebrating St. Nicholas Day with a simple treat.
I also love the doves. I think they are in a past Living Crafts... must look that up.
Warm wishes Nicole.

Liv said...

Oh, I've been thinking about those baskets ever since I saw them in Living Crafts... can't wait to see the end result!

kirschkernzeit said...

as always; so sweet pictures and a cratfy mama, who manages to MAKE THAT ALL! Incredible!
from Switzerland

healing hillary said...

what pretty and thoughtful handmades!
the little sweater, skirt and booties are darling.

the mini hoodie...i am so looking forward to seeing how it turns out. i finished T's today. whew! that was a serious test in my patience...and i completely goofed the pattern up somewhere. made it work though. i'll have to post pics of my mishap :).

peace dear friend.

nicola@which name? said...

you are very talented!

Marina said...

Such loveliness, dear friend!

Less than 3 :),

Angela Mobley said...

Oh we love making ornaments around here too. None of which are for myself either! We keep giving them away...they are so handy. i'm having a giveaway on my blog too...stop by if you like!

Anonymous said...

Love and are those the little knitted snowmen from the pattern at Purl that I see there? I have been wanting to make those but just cant start another knitting project (my WIP count is in the 20's now!) Lovely crafting!

Beth said...

Tell me about your little baskets drying on the hearth! Beth

Hip Mountain Mama said...

That outfit is just so sweet! I am working on a skirt for my 2 year old and she is so excited for me to finish it (I am getting close)! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

Ditto on the baskets....I have to know! They're so very cute, as is everything that you do, Nicole. :)

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

I am always so impressed with your knitting talent!
I have done some ornament making too, but not a bit of progress has been made on those winter dresses, that are supposedly meant to be for St. Nicholas day!
I really love those little baskets!
Guess I better get back to stitching now!

Frontier Dreams (Nicole) said...

You are all much too kind! Thank you!

Basket info to come tomorrow! (wink, wink)

Joy - Thanks!! This is our first year having a tree so right now it's just about trying to make the tree less bare. I'm thinking about staring a tradition of making the girls onaments next year, though. You inspires me with your ideas for my mini sweater ornaments :)

The knitted snowman is actually a pattern featured in last winter's issue of Living Crafts. It's one of my favorite patterns.

Linda said...

Your ornaments are lovely!! So beautiful!

Once Upon a Parent said...

I just love those doves. Did you make them? I love the reminder of peace that this time of year brings.


Frontier Dreams (Nicole) said...

Yes, I did, thank you! The pattern is in last years winter issue of Living Crafts.

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