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Saturday, November 30, 2013

A New Christmas Tree Skirt

I finally got a little something other than knitting finished. I've been knitting for Christmas.......socks, fingerless mittens for the grandgirls, and hats for my boys. They don't just want any old hat, they want balaclavas to keep them warm while they're working in Alberta. Good thing they're not arriving home until the day before Christmas!

I have myself a new tree skirt, and I can see that Buddy's new spot will be laying under the tree, which might mean that I will have a little room on my chair?
Buddy likes it!
Close-up of the stitching
Trying to knit with 2 dogs and a cat crowding me!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Little Bit of Sewing

Now that I'm laid off for the winter, it's time to get back to sewing and quilting. Not a lot done so far, but I did manage to make a bag. It is called the market bag, and I bought it as a kit, from Connecting Threads. It has already been sent to its new home, as part of a secret santa exchange.


Market Bag
I am also searching for ideas for homemade Christmas tree ornaments. Yesterday I made these cute little trees.
Christmas Tree Ornaments

I also got a few blocks made for my x and + bee. These ones are heading to North Carolina, and I have 3 more to make this month that are going to the UK.
x and + blocks

Friday, November 1, 2013

On the Needles....and Off the Needles

It's time to start the Christmas knitting. First up is a finish. A hat for our granddaughter Savannah. Just need to add the ties and it's done. Think I will make her a pair of fingerless mitts to go with her hat.
Savannah's Hat
On the needles is a pair of socks for my father (Mom, please don't show him this post!). The yarn is Online Supersocke, and I'm just doing a K3P1 rib on the cuff, with plain knitting on the foot.
Dad's socks   

Head on over to Judy's blog, Patchwork Times, to see what everyone else is working on this week.