In the meanwhile, I thought I would share some things I am enjoying.
This soup is delicious! I substituted buttercup squash for the pumpkin. I used this easy Garam Masala recipe.
I am working hard to make this as much of a handmade Christmas as possible. Here are some last minute quick gifts that we are making.
If you are a knitter and have some little kids on your list these hand puppets work up really quick. I can knit one in a couple of evenings. I made them in dish cloth cotton so that they are easy to clean.
Thumbless mittens are being whipped up fast and furiously at my house as well. All the kids in my family are under 5. Trying to get those little thumbs in a mitten thumb and hope that it stays there seems an exercise in futility. So I have been making mittens without thumbs in toddler/preschool sizes. I can make a mitten an evening. I hope to have my own pattern and pictures posted this weekend!
In our house we love to weave pot holders in our house. A few always find their way into Christmas gifts that the kids give. I think that this is a craft not restricted to children. I love to make them too and folks love their sturdy usefulness. You could whip up a whole bag of loops in an evening.
I plan on making a couple of these draft snakes today.
And lastly, I have made several pair of these slippers. They were very fun to make. I can crochet the squares for one slipper in an evening.
Just a reminder that Monday is the last day to mail packages and have them arrive on time.