Friday, December 17, 2010


Some Christmas Socks!

And these too!
The Gaudete knitalong has been very fun for me and also amusing as most of the forum posts were in German. Google translator was a very handy tool and the transliterations made for some humorous reading!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Advent Socks

A kind designer on Ravelry is providing this fun Advent activity. Each weekend of Advent she releases a portion of a free sock pattern that will yield a complete pair of socks by Christmas. Each day beginning Dec.1st she is also posting a little "goody"- various songs, art, videos - for us to enjoy. I think it's a brilliant idea and am grateful for her willingness to share so much.
Here is my progress so far!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas is a-comin' ...

Made 25 little socks for a Christmas countdown Advent tree. (Hubby made the tree.)We'll give it to the kids after the annual wreath-making tomorrow so we can start plucking socks on December 1st! Hope they like it.

Plan is to put a little paper with a Christmas activity to do or Scripture verse to read in each sock and pick one off the tree each day.

Then 1 family member gets the sock and has the assignment of writing a little Christmas greeting and putting it in the sock and giving it to someone else sometime that day.
Friend, co-worker, random stranger - hopefully just a little bright spot in someone’s day this Christmas season!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Spoke Too Soon

2nd post in one day - that's how happy snow makes me!
After the afternoon reprieve, the snow is back to delight us
with it's presence - exquisitely magical at night.

Staying Warm

A cold, cold Sunday found me at home with a sick boy - it was a peaceful morning with said boy snoozing on the couch, younger boy reading and playing legos, and daughter off to church with Daddy. And as feather-light snow began to drift about, I sat warm and content knitting by the fireplace. Enforced home time is so pleasant on occasion and on this particular occasion gave me the space to finish up 2 little Christmas gifties for my niece and nephew.

These look so perfect for a day like today - our snow finally came! Kids were sent home early and have spent the afternoon frolicking in the wintry backyard. The sun is peeking through on the sugar frosted scene now - our foretaste of winter short but sweet.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

First Finished Object

I've tried a few times to teach my daughter to knit - she seems to enjoy it but as she is a rather physically active youngster, the amount of sitting still time required to finish a knitted object is a little excessive for her.

So we put the needles aside and picked up one of these round knitting loom things.

Much quicker and easier to maneuver than needles and she has finished her first little hat in about a day of off and on knitting.

She was very proud and excited to be able to carry the job through to completion all by herself (for the most part).
Yay for simple confidence building activities!

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

I Love Fall

And this is a perfect fall project - simple, zen, round and round stockinette bliss that allows you to stare out the window at the leaves changing color while enjoying the silence of the new school year.

I've used Cascade Eco Wool before and loved it and this was no different - it's "sheepy" but not so rustic that it isn't pleasant for the hands while knitting - and when blocked it's just warm and cozy and perfect for fall.

Now why I didn't lengthen the arms a bit, I don't know - fall can be chilly - I guess I'll have to dive into the stash and whip up some arm warmers!