This and That....links to cool stuff, and lots of chocolate

It is 8 degrees outside now, and I just got back from walking the dogs.

slipper socksI like these slipper socks, there is a free pattern for knit or crochet (from LionBrand)

muklucks  These are called Cottage slipper socks and also available in a free download either knit or crochet (from LionBrand)

gman I fell in love with this little gingerbread man ornament. You could still make this a last minute stocking stuffer or wouldn't he look cute on a package? This is a free crochet pattern.

Check out this Knitters Review article on the new Addi Click Interchangeable Needles.

AllureFloppyHat I love this floppy hat, you get the pattern free with purchase of the yarn at Colorful Stitches, they have a list of totally free patterns here.


hannele_op I had to explain what a Muff was to someone at work yesterday. And here is a pattern for one if your feeling nostalgic.

I am lusting after some KnitPicks DPN wip tubes

and the Chart Keeper, my pattern instructions usually look like I slept with them, and sometimes I do, (especially when working an off shift).

I am done knitting all of my gifts, but my husbands fingerless gloves. Every year I am knitting on Christmas eve. (I've decided to think of this as a tradition)

I have all the gifts posted (all of our family lives at least 4 hours away), and I have all of my baking done! This year we made 35 dozen cookies, (no pics of this due to extreme messiness) and 12 lbs of German Chocolate Fudge. This fudge was so loved by everyone young and old, I am passing on the recipe to you.....my mother-in-law doesn't consider this "real" fudge due to the fact that it contains marshmallow creme, but this makes it fool proof. (even for me)

German Chocolate Fudge

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

6 1 oz squares of German sweet chocolate

6 1 oz squares of Semi sweet chocolate

1 jar marshmallow creme (7 oz)

4 1/2 cups white sugar

2 tablespoons butter

1 can evaporated milk (12 oz)

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 cups chopped nuts (optional)

1. Combine sugar, butter, evaporated milk and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook at a slow boil for 6 min. (stir, stir, stir, this is the only hard step)

2. Dump all of the chocolate, and marshmallow creme into the pan. Stir with a wooden spoon until smooth, then add nuts if you like them, I usually use pecans.

3. Spread into a buttered 10X15 inch pan. Let stand until firm, (about 2-3 hours)cut into squares.

I have poured it into cookie sheets and cooled it. The pan makes thick pieces of fudge.

Depending on how you cut it and how thick you make it, it makes anywhere from 5 to 7 dozen pieces.



May your needles fly as fast as dragonflies!!

Happy Holidays..


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  1. Brrrr! That's cold. Stay inside and knit and crochet and stay warm.
    Merry Christmas Vicki.

  2. Love the this and that title! Immediately caught my attention! Great stuff too!

  3. It has been like 20 below with the windchill today here in SW Iowa!!! BRRRR...and our dog was dying to go out all day too!

    Yummy fudge recipe...thanks for sharing :)


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