Friday, December 23, 2011

Tired Elves

The elves were so tired they could barely lift their heads. came home to find Mrs. Claus had made new quilts for their beds.
The Quilt

Poor Little Elves

Poor little elves are working hard and there mittens are full of holes,
Please help them
Elf Mittens

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Welcome to Elfette Secrets the North Pole Division of Victoria Secrets

The poor little elves lassie knickers are down to nothing but shreds
And with everything so busy they have no time to shop
Elfette Knickers

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Elf Uggs

Even Elf's have to be fashionable so when walking through the snow UGGS do the trick.
Elf Uggs

The Elf Cape

The Little girl elves are trying to dress up as the holiday approaches, but Mrs  Claus is having a hard time getting them all done so she send you an SOS for help.
The Elf Cape

Elf Ear Warmer

Poor little elves are working long hours so please help them keep warm.
Elf Ear Warmer

Sunday, December 18, 2011

To keep them warm

The elves are cold and tired so here is a sweater to keep them warm:
Elf Sweater

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Project Bag

When the elves get a break they have Christmas pressies to make as well.
Elves Project Bag

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Elves Laundry

The elves are working very hard
No freetime to be had
But now they have no clean clothes
and this is very bad.

The Elves Laundry

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Elves Apron

The elves are very busy and festive too.
Mrs Claus made them special work aprons,
but needs help from you
The Elves Apron

Saturday, December 10, 2011

SOS (save our short)

The laundry elf has got the flu and the place is in disarray
If you could help an elf and make a pair today

Friday, December 9, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Ballerina Kitten

The Ballerina Kitten lost her mitten and what is she to do
For on the mitten was the poor little kittens ballerina tutu
Ballerina Kitten

Clean up in snowpile 8

The reindeer loved you treat and left some for you
So use your shovel and your bag and clean up reindeer poo
Clean Up

The Ballerina Princess Stocking

Do you have a beautiful swan in your family,
Then here is the stocking for them
The Ballerina Princess

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Santa's Helpers

Santa has many helpers but please don't fear.
Here is a bag of treats for Santa's reindeer.
Santa's Helpers

Sleepy Elves

Mrs Christmas is very worried about the little elves
They are very busy too busy to go to bed
So she made them little pillows
To rest each little head

Elf pillow

Sunday, December 4, 2011

On the 6th day of December

Christmas Crackers are a tradition that I adore, they are filled with silly things
like paper crowns, plastic rings and just totally useless fun things.
Now I fill them with little cars for my boys and tiny dolls for my girls,
maybe a charm for a bracelet for my older girls, but no matter what you put in them there is a joy in giving
them. These are for the elves and because it is to mark the 6th of December there
are 6.
Six Christmas Crackers

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Elves Need to rest

The elves are working very hard.
You know they do their best
But even the strongest elf
Really needs to rest
So Mrs Claus has been busy
Making cookies when they begin to lag
And because she loves them very much
She made the each a sleeping bag.

The Elves Sleeping Bag

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Elves are Cold

The North Pole is a very cold place.
Even more so when your ears are too big for your face
Since there is nothing that can be done about that
Perhaps you could knit us little Elf  hats.
The Elf Toque

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Where is the Elf?

Santa is looking for his elf, but all he can find is his sock,
oh that poor elf is going to have a cold foot.

Where is the elf?

Who's holding the bag?

Who's holding the bag, oh we shall see,
Do you think perhaps a pressies for me
I have tried to be good as I have been told
That being naughty unleashes bags of coal.
Whose holding the bag>

On the first day of December

On the first day of December the ebil one gave to me the first ornament for my Christmas tree
First Ornament

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The final Clue

I am certain all of you have figured out Meggie designed a yule log for you, so her is the final clue with the
finishing directions.
Final Clue

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Gift

The best gifts are the ones from the heart, the ones that
the person didn't go to the store and purchase but the ones
made with their hearts and hands. Here is such a gift, small but lovely.
Make it and let your heart give this to someone who needs to feel love.


In the Japanese Culture one of the meanings of the
cherry blossom is love, if Christmas should be a
symbol of anything it should be love.


Friday, November 25, 2011


I am not one with a rhyme sorry but here is the latest mini stocking, I will get the mitten up tomorrow

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Dragonfly Stocking

Through out this really bad year for me I have had friends that I know if I needed them would be on a flight without hesitation. I have felt scared but never alone. This stocking is for them, who like the dragonflies in my garden never forget to remind me of the amazing power of nature and that I am never alone. I love them all
and this is my way of showing it.
Dragonfly Stocking

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Clue 5

There's a fungi among us as you see
And all together you will make three
Two tiny fungis and one which is big
Will soon have you feel like dancing a jig
Although some have guessed what this has to do with Noel
But please keep a secret and promise not to tell.

Clue 5

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mystery Clue 4

Today's clue is written , it had to be done,
It may be a bit boring but try to have fun
It is so important and you will see
This clue helps you guess the age of a tree
Mystery 4

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mystery Clue 3

Clue 3 is here for you to see, A tiny gift from Irish me
Clue 3

Monday, November 14, 2011

Is mian linn ewea Nollag Shona

Is mian linn ewea Nollag Shona, or we wish ewe a Happy Christmas, with
Meggie's permission you will see a different format on this, an insight into Meggie.
As you know she writes in Irish, so for this pattern only the directions are in English and then in Irish in parentheses , if you want a pdf without the Irish pm me.
Also I did not approve of this stocking,
We wish ewe a Happy Christmas

Mystery Clue 2

Good Morning everyone if your wondering what to do
You can start your day with Mystery Clue 2
Continue in Brown but don;t let it get you down
Because soon you will add a colour or two 
Clue 2 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Eigth Little Kitten

The eigth little kitten is a beagles best friends mitten.

The eigth little kitten

A Brand New Mystery

A brand new mystery just for you and it begins with the very first clue,

Many will ask is the yarn to thick but trust me tis needed to do the trick

Be patient and have fun and just and you will find this to be true

The Mystery will reveal itself with each clue.

Clue 1

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Island of misfit toys

From a Charlie in a box, to an elephant with spots, the Island of Misfit Toys was my favourite part of Rudolph
 the Red Nose Reindeer.  So I give you Charlie in a box.

Charlie in a box

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mr Grinch

You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
You really are a heel.
You're as cuddly as a cactus,
You're as charming as an eel,
Mr. Grinch.
You're a bad banana with a greasy black peel.
Mr Grinch

Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas Time is here

When I designed this stocking I took the idea from an avatar, but the whole time the song Christmas Time Is Here was stuck in my head. I admit I love Snoopy,and Woodstock and the gang.

A Beagle Christmas

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Seventh Little Kitten

The seventh little kitten lost his sweet mitten deep in the
Black Forest. He started to roam and wants to go home
But one mitten will just not do.
The seventh little kitten

Friday, November 4, 2011

Toddler Mittens

As we got older and hit the toddling years we got
thumbs in our mittens and our own special charts.
We thought it was because Mam loved us so much and wanted
us to feel special, upon reflection though I do believe
it was so she could tell whose were whose. The love
never needed to be illustrated, there was never a doubt it was there

A Bavarian Christmas.

When I first decided to do a Bavarian Stocking, I thought

all stitches no colour work .But Bavaria and Germany is where

Nutcrackers come from and who could have Christmas

without Nutcrackers.
Bavarian Christmas

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mam;s Baby Mittens

Our Mam was the most amazing woman, when each of us
were born she would unravel a sweater recycle the yarn and make baby
mitts. She knit them flat. I redesigned them to be knit in the round.
When each of her grandchildren were born my Mam had the mittens made
and even though the need was no longer there, she still made them out of recycled
sweaters. Unfortunately when my children were born , our Mam was watching from above.
On the day of the delivery I was handed a box, the note was in
my Mam's handwriting and there were the mittens. The ones I thought My children would
not have. I was then handed another box and in it was one of my Mam's cashmere
jumpers with a note here is for you to make the ones I can't be there for.
So I give you a gift that every child should be lucky enough to receive.
A gift of love.

Mam's Baby Mitts 

Rocking Around the Christmas Tree

Rocking around the Christmas Tree
at the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see
Ev'ry couple tries to stop

You will get a sentimental feeling When you hear voices singing
"Let's be jolly; Deck the halls with boughs of holly" Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone's dancing merrily
In a new old fashioned way
Rocking around the Christmas Tree

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Jingle Bells

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

Jingle Bells

Monday, October 31, 2011

Deck the halls

Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Don we now our gay apparel,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Troll the ancient Yule tide carol,
Fa la la la la, la la la la. 

Deck the halls

The Sixth Little Kitten

The sixth little kitten lost her warrior mitten and has asked for guidance from the might chiefs.
Her hope will be that you find it you see and bring her some relief.

Ya'at'eeh Keshmish

Ya'at'eeh Keshmish means Merry Christmas in Navajo. I have spent a great deal of time  in the Navajo
"Everyday is our Christmas. Every meal is our Christmas. At every meal we take a little portion of the food we are eating, and we offer it to the spirit world on behalf of the four legged, and the winged, and the two legged. We pray--not the way most Christians pray-- but we thank the Grandfathers, the Spirit, and the Guardian Angel."

"The Indian Culture is actually grounded in the traditions of a Roving Angel. The life-ways of Roving Angels are actually the way Indian People live. They hold out their hands and help the sick and the needy. They feed and clothe the poor. We have high respect for the avatar because we believe that it is in giving that we receive."

"We are taught as Traditional children that we have abundance. The Creator has given us everything: the water, the air we breathe, the earth as our flesh, and our energy force: our heart. We are thankful every day. We pray early in the morning, before sunrise, to the morning star, and the evening star. We pray for our relatives who are in the universe that someday they will come. We also pray that the Great Spirit's son will live again." "To the Indian People Christmas is everyday and they don't believe in taking without asking. Herbs are prayed over before being gathered by asking the plant for permission to take some cuttings. An offer of tobacco is made to the plant in gratitude. We do not pull the herb out by its roots, but cut the plant even with the surface of the earth, so that another generation will be born its place."

"It is really important that these ways never be lost. And to this day we feed the elders, we feed the family on Christmas day, we honor Saint Nicholas. We explain to the little children that to receive a gift is to enjoy it, and when the enjoyment is gone, they are pass it on to the another child, so that they, too, can enjoy it. If a child gets a doll, that doll will change hands about eight times in a year, from one child to another."

Many Tribes, including the Laguna Indians, many of whom accepted Christianity some 400 years ago, have the custom of a dance on Christmas Eve or Christmas, where gifts are offered at the Manger. There are many representations of gifts brought to braves in the fields by the great Thunderbird; or scenes with the wise men being replaced by the chiefs representing the great Nations. 

Ta'at'eeh Keshmish 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Silver and Gold

Silver and gold, silver and gold
Ev'ryone wishes for silver and gold
How do you measure it's worth?
Just by the pleasure it gives here on earth.
Silver and gold, silver and gold
Mean so much more when I see
Silver and gold decorations
On ev'ry Christmas tree.
Silver and Gold 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Silent Night

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent Night 

Friday, October 28, 2011

White Christmas

White Christmas

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten,
and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow
White Christmas

The Fifth Little Kitten

The fifth little kitten lost her Victorian mitten whilst
having evening tea, She knows it is pretty but she is a very sweet
kitty and asked if found "Please return to me."
The Fifth Little Kitten

A mini Victorian Holiday

This stocking takes you back to day of Olde when lace and beads were a statement of status.

A Mini Victorian Holiday

Thursday, October 27, 2011

And so this is Christmas

I have tried to make all the little mini's be fun and make you smile, but I thought perhaps just one should say something. And so this is Christmas is a John Lennon song about making things better and ending war. With the world like it is today , it seemed appropriate :
So this is Christmas

Santa Claus is coming to town

You better watch out, you better not cry as in 24 hours this pattern says goodbye, Santa Claus is coming to town.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Baby It's cold outside

I really can't stay - Baby it's cold outside
I've got to go away - Baby it's cold outside
This evening has been - Been hoping that you'd drop in
So very nice - I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice
My mother will start to worry - Beautiful, what's your hurry
My father will be pacing the floor - Listen to the fireplace roar.......
Baby it's cold outside

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The house that Mam built

Every Christmas season, our Mam made a Gingerbread house and let all of us decorate it with her. It seemed that there was a lot less candy on the house than what she bought and yet no extra.
Never figured out how that happened as when I do it with my children the phenomenon repeats itself.
The house that Mam built 

I heard the bells on Christmas Day

I heard the bells on Christmas Day was a poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow put to music:
I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play
And mild and sweet their songs repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to man
And the bells are ringing
Like a choir their singing
In my heart I hear them
Peace on earth, good will to men
I heard the bells on Christmas Day:

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Fourth Little Kitten

The fourth little fell asleep with no mitten with a very
tiny boo hoo, with visions of flipflops going through
her head she is hoping for help from you.

The Fourth Little Kitten

Mele Kalikimaka

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright Hawian Christmas Day
That's the island greeting that we send to you from the land where palm trees sway
Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright
The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii's way to say Merry Christmas to you
Mele Kalikimaka

12 Days of Mini Madness Day 2

Oh Tannebaum

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are thy branches!
Not only green when summer's here
But in the coldest time of year.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are thy branches!

Oh Tannenbaum

Sunday, October 23, 2011

12 Days of Mini Madness

Over the next 12 days one mini holiday sock will appear, they are only there for 1 day each so don't miss out.
When one goes up the other goes away so hurry hurry get them right away.

Snowmen Dreams

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Third Little Kitten

The third little kitten lost it baby yule mitten . So what is
she to do? She has a cold paw and can't go look as instead of mew
the only things she says is Achoo.
THe Third Little Kitten

A Lovely Yule

Yule is about celebrating nature and all she encompasses, so here is the Yule Mini Stocking.
A Lovely Yule

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dazzle and Bling

Lift up your hearts, rejoice and sing as here is the complete pattern for Dazzle an Bling. But get it fast do not delay as it is not here for a very long stay.
A Bit of Dazzle and Bling

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Second Little Kitten

The second little kitten lost her fingerless mitten on the way home from school, She is very sad, but her Mom is not mad, but she still keeps crying boo hoo. Remember this and let me make it clear, in a few days this pattern will disappear.
The second little kitten

Oh my Oh my what do I do?

Stocking 1 is gone but don't be blue , follow the link to stocking 2,  You better be fast don't take time to cheer because on Wednesday it will disappear. Be on the look out for worried kittens as it seems another has lost their mittens.
Feliz Navidad

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Beary Good times

Ok everyone , here is the teddy bear sweater, please note start the colourwork chart at center back stitch 8 so the pattern is centered. Please make 1 to give away with a bear before making as many as you want as gifts. This could make a huge difference to a child in need.Bear Sweater

Friday, October 14, 2011

The First Little Kitten

The first little kitten lost her Aran Mitten and doesn't know what to do. She traveled the counties and offered a bounty and is waiting for help from you,
First Kitten

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Irish Noel

The first mini stocking is here for you to see to hang on the mantle or a branch of a tree , Enjoy this for it will only be here for a bit but soon to follow is a kitten lost mitt.
The Irish Noel

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

An odd day

So its been an odd day and not sure what to do, so I thought I would start a new mystery for you, tis a fun with plenty to do and now you can begin by starting the first clue.
Clue 1

Sunday, October 9, 2011

No Little Feet

So many may have thought the socks were so sweet but my problem you see is no little feet. I hope you know it would never be true that I would not have a pattern especially for you. So look if you like and tak more than a peek as the pattern will disappear in only 1 week.
No Little Feet

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Day is coming quick to and end

So you will see the final clue and now I wonder what will you do. Will you do sock A or do sock B  and will you end your day with a tree. We hope this mystery has brought you some fun and look forward to photos when you are done. But a warning to all do not be meek, as this mystery will magically disappear in a week.


I looked in amazement for what did I see , the clues for the leg version A and version B. I said to myself "oh what do I do ?" Do I make them the same or do I just make 2. These thoughts in my head began to bubble as is she trying to keep us from from getting in trouble. We eejit's are specials she says so we know, but when it comes to mischief tis hard to say NO

A riddle

What could the new post possibly be, let me think 1... 2.... 3...... why it is only clue 2 part B, the poor snow people seem to need some clothes, but you will have to put on your thinking caps and embroider those. Oh no how could that be , it gives you something to do before Clue 3. When clue 3 arrives you will have to think as the clue will make you choose in a blink. So happy knitting for the rest of the day  as it is going to get fun in a wonderful way.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Clue 2

Tis a brand new day so what did we do, of course we put up clue number two, go to the first post and
follow the link, the pdf gets longer each time you blink, so with out fanfare and much ado attached to clue 1 now is Clue 2. I take no credit for the rhyme that's made its all part of Meggie's clue parade. ( just typed what she wrote)

Something is in the wind

Over the next week a variety of clues will be given with the appropriate link for a mini mystery. I ask that you not share with people not in the group as the pattern will be put up for charity after the mystery is over. Just a bit of fun for those who have little feet in the family: With love from our family to yours.
Clue 1

Sunday, October 2, 2011


For all you followers the first blog freebie:
Angel Gift Card

Enjoy and have fun .

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The First Pattern

It is here, you all should have the first pattern in your email, I hope you enjoy this and find a lovely child to make it for .

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The First Pattern

The first pattern is being released on the 1st of October, it is a simple child's sock with trees on it
in the snow with beads for lights. I have tried to do patterns that are for the Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, and just Winter. Make some, make them all, but no matter what have fun. With great love and affection.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

We all have tradtions:

We all have traditions, some of us do not even realize that they are there. Be it for the good or the bad our history is part of who we are. It has been a difficult year, not just for me ,but for the world. People have lost homes, jobs, families, some have lost their moral compass, some feel lost. For me traditions always center me, so for those who do not have them I will share them, for those who have them share them with us. In a time when so much is uncertain, let this be a place where there will always be kindness, a recipe, a pattern, a thought or a process that perhaps brightens a day. After all part of being an eejit is that there is unconditional love, kindness and support.