Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas Yarn

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that some knitting needles and yarn found its way under your Christmas tree this year!  I was lucky enough to receive this BEAUTIFUL skein of fingering weight alpaca. 



I did a little yarn shopping for me too :)


Some random balls of yarn and beads that were on sale,

 
some lace weight merino and silk to make a sweater from the Malabrigo pattern book,
 


 
while out Christmas shopping I fell in love with this book and just had to have it!
 
 

But not to worry, along with all the shopping there has been some knitting done too.  This 1x1 rib hat is almost finished for a new charity that our Monday night knitting group is knitting for.

 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

One more gift finished!

This knitted gift is as easy as they can get.  These fingerless mitts knit up in just hours in simple garter st.  I blogged about them here which tells you my "pattern".
 

 
These are a gift for my Son who insists on texting no matter what the weather is like. The Mom in me is feeling a little bit better knowing that at least 3/4 of his hand will be warm :)


They were quick to wrap too!  I hope everyone else's Christmas knitting is on schedule!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

First Family Christmas

Today was our first family Christmas.  This year it was held at my Aunt and Uncle's farm.  We had a great day visiting, enjoying wonderful food and playing games.  The highlight of being at Aunt Martha and Uncle Ken's is always the wagon ride through the woods. 

 
This ride was perfect; just like out of a movie.  We had snow so the wagon was replaced with the sleigh,  the horse's harnesses had sleigh bells attached and we all sang Christmas Carols.  This is definitely what making memories is all about.


 
Since it was snowing like crazy, everyone was bundled up in hats, mitts, scarves and blankets.  Below is my Mom and daughter toasty warm in handknits.
 
 


 I hope everyone had a great weekend filled with family time and knitting like I did!


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Rosie Hat

My sock knitting got interrupted by this hat.  Now it is back to my Christmas sock knitting!
 
 
 
 


Monday, December 2, 2013

Happy December!

I love December!  It is filled with so much fun; shopping, baking, decorating and gift knitting.

My Mom and I have started a tradition of making our own outdoor Christmas pots.  It is a great way to spend an afternoon together in her garage with tons of greenery, pots, bows and Christmas music!




All this Christmas prep has seriously cut into my knitting time but I did manage to knit a few rounds on this hat tonight.


Just a reminder that Kim from DyeNamic Yarn is offering my blog readers a discount on her items in  Etsy shop until Dec 8. Stop by and check out her amazing hand dyed yarns!  The discount code is DYERSDREAM happy shopping!