Xmas Socks progress

Once again I've let other projects distract me from my sock knitting, but I am still making some progress on these socks. There's still plenty of time to get them done before xmas so I'm not worried at all yet. I'm just going to enjoy working on these as the mood strikes me. The colors... Continue Reading →

Xmas Socks started!

I finished one pair of socks and had to start this pair almost immediately. This is another skein of yarn from Area 51 Fibres and I am just completely in love. There is something completely magical about self striping yarn with bands of variegation/speckles in between the solid stripes. Since I had so many motivation... Continue Reading →

Green Placemat finished

I got my second placemat finished! I love the green and "swan" colors together in this one, and it looks super nice next to the red one too. These are going to be great on our table for xmas. I cast on for the third placemat right away when I finished. There's still a few... Continue Reading →

Krusciki Day

The Saturday before xmas is traditionally krusciki day in my house. These are a Polish fried dough treat that my family has always made around the holidays. This year I swore I was not going to make them, because they are so closely associated with my Mom, and my heart just couldn't handle having them... Continue Reading →

Xmas Stars

I saw a discussion of these xmas stars go by my twitter feed some time ago, and had bookmarked the instructions. Last night the spouse and I sat down, turned on some xmas music, and each folded one star. We used origami paper, which is about the right weight to hold the shape but still... Continue Reading →

Scrappy Holidays

I've been working on this project for the past few weeks, in between other things. I wanted to make my own xmas tree since we won't have a real one this year for various reasons. We plan to spread it out on xmas morning and open our presents on top of it. Until then, I'll... Continue Reading →

Holiday spirit?

I did a little knitting tonight, but the thing I really want to share with you is our xmas tree. This is the busiest, most stressful xmas season I've had in as long as I can remember. Between finishing my degree, starting a new job, and moving, there's just not a lot of mental or... Continue Reading →

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