Sunday, December 16, 2012

Knitted Reindeer

I fell in love with the crocheted reindeer that my friend Hermine made
but unable to read the pattern (in dutch) and only possessing very basic crocheting skills when I came across a pattern for a knitted reindeer...I just had to give it a go.

I made my first one out of scraps of 4ply sock yarn...I found it in my stash and think it belonged to Auntie Erna (who died in 2001). Then when I was showing him off to Auntie Bett 2 of the staff in her nursing home facility showed a great interest in them.
I got some 5ply wool in browns and made 2 more! Quick to knit up but fiddly to sew together! They each have their own personality I think. The finished length of Rudolfino is approx 16cm (6 inches) the other 2 are a couple of inches longer.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Strawberry Santas

Last month at ATC night Natalie showed us a photo of strawberry santas she thought she would like to make. Well I came home and thought I could do that too.
So for Mike's birthday tea dessert I made these little fellows. So cute and yummy too.
I made them with whipped cream but reckon you could use cream cheese instead.