the stocking were hung
by the gas fireplace with care.
in another lifetime i was addicted to needlepoint.
this not being home for christmas stuff is nice but weird. the nice is that i don't have to cook or clean, and i get to sleep in a luxurious hotel.
the weird is that i don't have to cook, and why bother to get a tree when we won't be home? really it's more the fear of crazy kitty wreaking havoc with the decorations.
i thought all the christmas knitting was done, except for sewing up rogue.
but as i was writing my christmas cards, hmm, my uncle richard would probly love a pair of lorna's laces superwash socks.
hopefully they'll be done in time for monday's mail. better get knitting.
and now, what you've all been waiting for -the parade of christmas gifties.
six scarves a laying.
trellis from interweave knits spring 2006, by evelyn clark. knitpicks shadow, in vineyard. i love this yarn! what a wonderful gift you can knit for $2.49 :-)
a second trellis (can you tell i enjoyed knitting this pattern?). this one is knit with knitpicks alpaca cloud in moss. not bad for $3.49!
elizabeth I lace scarf, by jolene treace, also knit with knitpicks shadow in vineyard. the lady i knit this for is not a frilly gal, so i thought this pattern would be better for her than trellis.
sharon miller's bronte from a yorkshire fable. knit with rowan yorkshire tweed 4 ply, sadly discontinued. mittens knit with yorkshire tweed aran, also sadly discontinued.
river, another sharon miller design, rowan magazine #38, knit with alchemy yarns haiku, color vermillion. this yarn is too scrumptous for words.
alice st*rmore's seaweed scarf, knit with sea ivory . there was a ton of leftover 3 ply sea ivory from my inishmore, so i knit matching mittens.
terri, avert your eyes!
three pair of mittens go with the scarves.
an adorable booga bag, complete with tiny change purse (my design), knit with kureyon. and a scary snake scarf from morehouse merino. for my basket teacher's grand-daughters.
eight pair a socking. that should take care of tom, bart, natalie and dd ;-)
last but not least, today is my birthday! happy birthday to me!