So I have been doing actual knitting. I'm hoping to start (and finish) mittens for at least one child, since we have 1-3 inches of snow coming tonight.
I finished test knitting this very cute kitty hat. I made one a little bigger than the other, not only so I could help the brilliant designer (and her first pattern!) check the sizing, but then I have one for Anna and one for Emily.
Right now I am working on Barbie clothes. I decided for Christmas that the kids' presents from us are going to be something we made. So for Emily, I want to make some clothes for her Barbies (and I bought a big lot of shoes on Ebay to put in the box).
The only problem with knitting Barbie clothes is they're made on REALLY little needles with crochet thread. This isn't so bad while I'm making Kelly dresses (and I can usually knock out one of those in an afternoon) but egads, this gown I am making is taking forever just to do the first skirt. But I found this amazing website of free knitting patterns, all Barbie and her friends size. I'd like to shake this persons hand!!
So now--knitting (after I have a rice krispie treat Emily and I made together today) and watching Kitchen Nightmares on Netflix.