Friday, December 19, 2014

A Little Knitting



I know I said all the holiday knitting was done, but, there is always a but, a few weeks ago I noticed that Justin could really use a new scarf. I think it has been two, possibly three, years since he has had a new one. While I was at the yarn shop searching for wool, I also decided Reece needed a new cowl. So two beautiful yarns later, I was headed home. The cowl was quick and easy, the scarf took at little longer. Whenever I had a spare moment I picked the scarf up, knit a few stitches, put it down, came back to it, put it down, and so on. Slowly, but surely it grew and grew, and on Tuesday night I cast it off with plenty of time to spare.

And with that the Christmas making is done! The needles are still clicking away though, a milo was started the other night, for a friend who is expecting a baby girl, and my February Lady Sweater was tucked away during the Christmas crafting season, but will be making its way back into my hands this weekend.

Are you finished your Christmas making?

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  1. Your post has reminded me I need to pick up my crochet again! Beautiful colours on your wool. And a huge thank you from us for your wonderful card and feather. Little miss was so touched by it. Warmest christmas wishes from this hemisphere to yours :-)

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    1. So happy to remind you :)

      You are most welcome, glad you guys liked the feathers. Thank you, we wish the same for your guys. xo

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  2. So impressive, always. Those are beautiful. My hubby and I are building a kitchen for our daughter, it still needs a little more and then we will paint it, after that- finished!!

    www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you. How wonderful! We had a homemade kitchen here too, it was little man's gift two years ago. One of the best toys! Can't wait to see it when you are finished.

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  3. You picked out some great colors for your projects! I do believe my Christmas making is done. Maybe bake another batch of cookies (or two) but that's about it. I'm ready to just enjoy the next two weeks without any stress whatsoever. Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Thanks! Yay for being done.

      Enjoy the next two weeks Anke, soak up all the goodness of the season. xo

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  4. Yes! last minute knitting but yet soothing therapeutic knitting. I love always having something in my hands to knit. I love both colors and look forward to seeing photos of Reece in his new cowl in the new year.

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    1. Yes, indeed. I am the same Karen, always something on the needles. You know photos will be coming soon :)

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  5. i love the yarns you have picked... and the gifts turned out beautiful, I'm sure they will love them !!! Have a good weekend Kim.

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    1. Thanks Erica! Happy weekend to you too! xo

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  6. They look wonderful. That is my goal for 2015, learn to use circular needles!!!! :-)
    My Christmas making is about 60% done... every project is about done, except for a few finishing touches and such. I'm like you with knitting my dishcloths : 2 rows, tend to toddler, 3 rows, tend to dinner, 6 rows, go to bed... haha! Takes forever, but all gets done in the end. :-)

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    1. Thanks Yanic. They are easy to use, you will have no problem at all.

      Almost there, enjoy putting the finishing touches on everything.

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  7. Lovely yarn in that scarf. I have one more hat to finish before Christmas...I'm not quite sure when it's going to happen, but I'm sure it will.

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    1. Thanks! I am almost tempted to keep it for myself, it is so warm and cozy. But I know how much Justin will love it.

      I see a little late knitting in your future :) Enjoy!

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  8. Love those color choices! I had my Christmas knitting done early this year, but I'm a little surprised that some last minute project hasn't popped up.

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    1. You were on top of things, understandably of course. Good for you! And no last minute pop ups, that is awesome. Enjoy the season Meryl, such a lovely time of year with a new babe. xo

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  9. Lovely yarns. The blueish one looks so soft. I have one pair of tiny slippers that are still on the needles. Then I will be done, but it's a simple quiet project.

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    1. Thanks! It is very soft, and I know Reece will appreciate that :)

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  10. Lovely knitting - great colors.
    I thought I'd finished all my gifts but a few days ago I remembered I'd promised a crochet viking hat for a friends son - he's only 3 so it shouldn't take too long.

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  11. Love your knitting, beautiful colours. Happy men, who will recieve such beautiful gifts.
    And thank you for your sweet christmas card, such a lovely surprise!

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    1. Thanks Karin-Ida! You are most welcome, happy to surprise you :)

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  12. beautiful colors!! How lucky Justin is!!

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    1. Thanks Summer. And I will let Justin know you said so :)

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  13. Love the colours of your yarn, well done on getting your Christmas makes done. I have finished my knitting makes just have one things left to sew, I hope to get that done this weekend ;)

    Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thank you! I am sure you will get it done, and then you can relax into the season :) Enjoy!

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  14. What great colors! I am hoping to finish up a dress for Phoebe before Christmas still-- I think I will have enough time to finish. I had intended to make her a sweater as well, but I am only about 8 rows in-- so that one will be waiting until after the holiday!
    And, in my head I am planning what I should knit for me! After so much holiday gift knitting, I love having a project for myself... sort of like a reward! Hope you enjoy your feb. lady knitting

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    1. Thanks. I was pretty pleased with all of them. Can't wait to see the dress. Yes, I have been thinking about the next knit for me, once the sweater is done. I am thinking another honey cowl, maybe in the same lovely lavender that I am knitting the milo in :)

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  15. Those yarns look so soft! I'm almost done with the honey cowl I am knitting for my mom. Three more rounds to go!

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    1. Thanks KC! Can't wait to see you honey cowl. I think I might knit another one up for me in the New Year, I love that knit!

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  16. Isn't there always something more to make? Something calling us to create just a bit more? :) Love the yarns you picked, the colors are so soft and beautiful and they look so cozy. All of our Christmas making is just about finished. Eric needs to sand down the wooden cradle he has finished up and and a bit more sealer and then we can call it complete. I'm all finished up but moving on to birthday gifts for a nephew and nieces so I can have them all ready to go before our baby comes..plus, I just have to keep those needles moving.

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    1. There is :) And I am not complaining, I love creating :) I hope you will share the cradle on the blog, would love to see it.

      I know the feeling about keeping the needles going, that is the same for me. Good for you for getting everything prepared ahead of time with the birthday gifts.

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  17. Those colours are gorgeous. And I am almost done with the making, but then it is Christmas Eve now! Just a little bit more after bedtime, so not bad for me really! Happy Christmas to you all XXX

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    1. Thanks Sally. Everything was received with big smiles, and has been worn already :) And the milo has been cast off too, ready to be blocked and sent off to my friend.

      Hope you got all that making done, and had a wonderful day yesterday. xo

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