Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Postcard #3

One of my favorite things about this season is getting to re-read some of our favorite books.

Merry Christmas Eve to you and yours

and a

Happy Christmas Day tomorrow!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Postcard

The tree is up...

Each child has a new ornament for the year, a tradition my mother-in-law started with her kids...

The boys were so pleased to use Nana's ornaments this year.

When they had finished Ezra said,

"I think Nana would like this tree."

He's right.... she would have loved that they decorated it for her.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Yarn Along

{Yarning Along with Ginny this week...}

Well, I didn't make my December 17th mitten deadline, but I sure gave it my best shot. So I gave one wrapped thumbless mitten and she laughed and totally understood. See, my mom is a quilter and she knows that time can get away from you or projects can just go unexpectedly.

It was just the time thing thank goodness. With a few extra rehearsals and the wedding rehearsal and wedding itself I just didn't have the time and I was a little more tired than I expected to be every night (and really shouldn't I know better by this point in the pregnancy?) The project is progressing beautifully and better than expected- especially since I'm not exactly known for my colorwork. It's my second ever colorwork piece, so I wasn't going in with high expectations. I'm just really loving the way this is turning out and I'm making sure to do it right even when it means ripping back a needle worth of stitches because I forgot to lock down a long strand.

It's hard to show what you're reading when it's on the kindle, but I'm reading Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's latest All Wound-Up and really enjoying it. Her blog is one of the few I read the second it shows up in my reader (and may have sent some of her latest blog posts on gifts for knitters to my husband- to the point that he told me what my Christmas gift was to get me to stop sending him knitting blogs...)  so I'm really enjoying the essays in this book so far.

How goes your Christmas knitting?
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