King Kong Gingerbread

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Today, I’ll share the 2018  King Kong gingerbread house….errr….skyscraper! I see a heart and a NYC at the top of the bake.   King Kong does not look appetizing.  The Santa hat, however, is a great touch.

So let’s have some questions shall we?

*How difficult is it for you to throw out a broken ornament or decoration?

*Is anyone you know counting the days to the Solstice as if the day is going to magically BE the cure for SAD?

*Do you own an apron?

*What’s your favorite way to use up yarn leftovers?

*Mini skeins…yes or no?

My answers:
It is not very difficult for me to toss out things that are cracked, broken or worn out. Does that sound harsh?  When I come across a broken ornament, I toss.  I’m very lucky and I usually get a new ornament or two each year.  Now, a broken cookie would NEVER get tossed out.

I know two people who are acting like the Solstice is going to bring Summer back.  Fireman and my friend Jean.  The two of them completely commiserate over the dark days here.  I for one, could live in darkness for a month.  Cold and dreary may as well be slept away!!

I own 3 aprons. One is a crocheted  apron skirt that   my grandmother Olga,( Hungarian,) made for my mom when she got engaged to my dad.  It is so tiny . My mom must have weighed all of 90 pounds.  One was from a fellow blogger who surprised me with a gorgeous half apron that is roses on blue.  I love it.  The third is a Cubs full apron that I use for really messy cooking.

My favorite way to use up leftover yarns is to make Small ornaments or keychains for pals.

and Mini skiens.  No.  I don’t like weaving in ends.   I’m lazy that way!

Have a great Thursday.  Enjoy the short days if you can. Love every light you see and everyone you see as a light in your life.  You are in mine!

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Author: compassionknit

I've moved from irisheyesknitters.blogspot.com to compassionknit.wordpress.com on Nov. 7 2016. It is still me! glad you found me

18 thoughts on “King Kong Gingerbread”

  1. I like cold and darkness is okay. I’m pretty good at throwing stuff away, just need to actually have the motivation to go through things. I recently though threw out old shoes of my kids and a pair of mine. I told my husband he has more shoes and clothes than I!

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  2. How difficult is it for you to throw out a broken ornament or decoration? Well, I do throw them away but not until after I’ve cried over them. Especially if it was something one of the kids made.

    *Is anyone you know counting the days to the Solstice as if the day is going to magically BE the cure for SAD? Not in less it’s me. Although I know it won’t be a magic cure, it is a relief knowing the days will start getting longer again. It’s so hard being dark before 4:00 in the afternoon doesn’t get light until almost 8:00 right now. And it will be worse before the 21st.

    *Do you own an apron? Yes, several. I love aprons. Although I have several, my favorite one to wear when I’m really messy is a pampered chef apron.

    *What’s your favorite way to use up yarn leftovers? Scrappy hats for babies, mittens, or toddler blankets. I always seem to have lots of scraps.

    Mini skeins- definitely a yes! I use all of my leftover sock yarn for my cozy memories blanket and I really want to start one made out of granny squares. The problem is, I don’t have very many leftovers of sock yarn right now. I can’t believe the cost for mini skeins so I can’t bring myself to buy any.

    This was fun. I miss your questions. The gingerbread skyscraper is great!

    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  3. *How difficult is it for you to throw out a broken ornament or decoration?
    A. One of the kids broke a glass barn ornament, I tossed it and went straight to Amazon and bought an exact replacement. 🙂

    *Is anyone you know counting the days to the Solstice as if the day is going to magically BE the cure for SAD?
    A. I’m actually enjoying the darkness – I’ve been burning lots of candles and enjoying the atmosphere.

    *Do you own an apron?
    A. Yes, but I rarely wear them.

    *What’s your favorite way to use up yarn leftovers?
    A. Granny squares or little amigurami ornaments.

    *Mini skeins…yes or no?
    A. Yes, because I think they are cute. LOL!

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  4. I LOVE that one! That’s just brilliant.
    1. Yes. I keep them in the bottom of the box for like, forever.
    2.Me. Not for SAD so much as for marking the end to winter. My stupid outdoor cats make me crazy.I worry so.
    3. Yes and I am rarely without one on. I have to have the pockets. By the end of the day they are full.
    4. Stash them. I have bins.
    5. No. I think they are cute but have no use. I can’t use up the leftovers I have now.

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  5. No, I have no problem throwing out old ornaments…
    I like to know that we are on the upswing after the solstice!
    I wear an apron when I craft-not too often in the kitchen.
    I will use them in afghans or even throw out the odd balls of yarn!
    Mini skeins haven’t tempted me yet

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  6. *How difficult is it for you to throw out a broken ornament or decoration?
    –Not at all. If it’s a special one, I might be a bit sad, but why save trash?
    *Is anyone you know counting the days to the Solstice as if the day is going to magically BE the cure for SAD?
    –No, but these dark, cloudy days in NEO are soul-crushing.
    *Do you own an apron?
    –Yes, two bright red ones. I really should wear them!
    *What’s your favorite way to use up yarn leftovers?
    –My scrappy blanket project, currently. And teddy bear puppets to give away.
    *Mini skeins…yes or no?
    –Absolutely, yes. Always on the lookout for them at a bargain.

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  7. How difficult is it for you to throw out a broken ornament or decoration?
    Depends on the sentimental value. There’s a few I’ve salvaged because they are just so special
    *Is anyone you know counting the days to the Solstice as if the day is going to magically BE the cure for SAD?
    Nope
    *Do you own an apron?
    Yep. It’s adorable 50’s style with ruffles, and it’s covered in cats drinking martinis
    *What’s your favorite way to use up yarn leftovers?
    I like making toys. Though I’m thinking of starting another sock yarn blanket
    *Mini skeins…yes or no?
    Depends on the project.

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  8. It depends on the ornament… if it has high sentimental value – nope. I will even try and repair it! Winter Solstice is not magical for me – but I am a firm believer that we have seasons for a reason! And, I do try and enjoy the wonders that each offers! I am in the “I don’t know” category on mini-skeins.

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  9. That is my favorite gingerbread “house”, so far!!! Now to the questions.

    How difficult is it for you to throw out a broken ornament or decoration? Not hard at all. I’m not a very sentimental person. If it’s broke, it’s gone.

    Is anyone you know counting the days to the Solstice as if the day is going to magically BE the cure for SAD? I don’t think so. I don’t think SAD gets to either Steve nor I.

    Do you own an apron? Nope. I just wipe my wet hands on my jeans. I know I shouldn’t, but I DO.

    What’s your favorite way to use up yarn leftovers? Scrappy blankets (or gifted away to others making scrappy projects.)

    Mini skeins…yes or no? A big yes, yes, yes!!!

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  10. Broken ornaments are usually tossed unless it has significant sentimental value to me and can still be used. I do crave sunshine and light, but I don’t count the days. I have three aprons but only use the occasionally. I use sock yarn scraps to make baby hats and worsted scraps to knit stripes in hats. I’m not a mini skein fan: I’d rather purchase a full skein of yarn.
    :

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  11. Hmmm:)
    1)nope I like having as little to take care of as possible, so anything broken goes!
    2)no I like warm, wet winters so I’m find with it being gloomy!
    3) I own two aprons- a gorgeous one that my friend bought me and a big one that actually saves my clothes:)
    4) I make Headband mostly with my scraps
    5) I don’t like dealing with ends though I have to admit I’ve only used mini skeins once for my temperature scarf and it’s going to take me another year to deal with all the ends

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  12. *How difficult is it for you to throw out a broken ornament or decoration?
    Usually not, though I might cry when it breaks. Though I do have the two pieces of a suncatcher that apparently flew off the hook and across the room by itself as the curtains were being opened (no connection there!) because I do think superglue will eventually hold it together, though it hasn’t yet.

    *Is anyone you know counting the days to the Solstice as if the day is going to magically BE the cure for SAD?

    I am counting, though don;t expect a magical immediate fix, it will just be so nice to know the days are getting longer. Do you know we have lost over 6 hours of daylight since June? those hours are all the ones I would be home before and after work.

    *Do you own an apron?
    I don’t but I am thinking I need one. Been thinking about making one.

    *What’s your favorite way to use up yarn leftovers?
    Not sure I have one favorite way. I have been crocheting blankets, but that is growing old. I am thinking of striped hats for future scraps. I do also like the “leftie” shawl, which could use up lots of different ones, but by the end of the shawl on the longer rows, might necessitate starting new skeins, defeating the purpose. Not sure, but I will let you know. Also, small bits work well fro the color work ornaments i was making last fall and might start again. Also tiny mittens for ornaments.

    *Mini skeins…yes or no?
    Oh, I adore them, but what to do with them? they are like beautiful scraps, aren’t they?

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  13. *How difficult is it for you to throw out a broken ornament or decoration?
    I’ve gotten sad when some very old ones broke, but I’ve learned to toss them. I really don’t have room for trash in the house.
    *Is anyone you know counting the days to the Solstice as if the day is going to magically BE the cure for SAD?
    Fletch is – he uses a SAD light. Me? I enjoy the darker days and longer nights – I love to have dinner by candlelight and it’s just cozy! I’ll be happy when the days do get longer, but I just enjoy having 4 seasons.
    *Do you own an apron?
    I have all of my Mom’s and another one like a chef’s apron. But…I almost never wear one – I always forget.
    *What’s your favorite way to use up yarn leftovers?
    I’ve saved them for my scrappy cozy blanket (which has not been worked on in FOREVER).
    *Mini skeins…yes or no?
    They are so pretty! And I have bought them…but have yet to use them. Perhaps I am just collecting them???

    I do not like King Kong!!!

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  14. I like aprons and have several. I usually wear one while I cook. Mini-skeins don’t make much sense to me unless you count the zillion or so scraps I’ve saved from most yarn I’ve ever knit. I made scrappy hats, mittens, and shawls from them.My scrap yarn shawls are some of my favorites.

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  15. *How difficult is it for you to throw out a broken ornament or decoration? Kinda difficult — depends on how attached I am to the ornament. But Smokey and I are congratulating ourselves every time one of us disposes of a bit of stuff, of which we have way too much.

    *Is anyone you know counting the days to the Solstice as if the day is going to magically BE the cure for SAD? Nope.

    *Do you own an apron? I have several, all the kind with a bib. I used to have one that was a smock, which I loved. But the bib ones do the job, too.

    *What’s your favorite way to use up yarn leftovers? Hats forever! Although right now I am knitting a child’s sweater to use up stash, some of which are leftovers.

    *Mini skeins…yes or no? No more. I bought one set and drove myself nuts trying to figures out what to do with them. Finally knitted a Russell Street shawl, which used up most of them.

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