Over the weekend I completed knitting another pair of socks that are destined for the Christmas box...
And, a few more little stitcheries for the advent calendars were created too...
- THIS is for those of you who, unlike me, love the scent of lavender. I like it, but my sneezing mechanism certainly doesn't! Right now I'm dying to snuffle deeply of lilacs but I know better!
- Like many of us you are likely to have lots of yarn scraps and perhaps THIS might be a great use for some of them.
- Have a look through the galleries of THIS amazing artist!
- And read THIS article and then go and visit his galleries HERE to see more. Amazing work!
Today's quote/poem is from Laura Ding-Edwards...
You're getting me in the mood for Christmas. Well, maybe not Christmas itself, but in thinking ahead and maybe getting ahead of things I'd like to do and make. The socks look comfy warm and squishy. And the Advent stitches, super sweet. 🤗ReplyDelete
I usually work on additions for the Christmas box pretty much all year, otherwise I'd be a mess when it came to the actual date and be rushing around spending more money than enough in stores buying things just for the sake of buying them. My family has grown to expect that most of their gifts will be handmade.Delete
Hmm, I really like the idea of a Christmas box. I may have to start one very soon.ReplyDelete
Mine started out as a box but has evolved into a pile in the corner of the closet. At least everything is in one place!Delete
Lovely socks and calendar additions Mary Anne and I love the poem really struck a chord! Hugs Christine xxReplyDelete
Thank you Christine - and I'm glad you liked the poem because it had the same affect on me.Delete
Oh lovely socks! To be on your Christmas list...ReplyDelete
I created a monster with my family and friends years ago when I started making handmade gifts. Back then it was a cost-saving measure but now it's grown to be expected. One year I made the huge mistake of buying most everything I gave and there was such a hue and cry of disappointment that I learned my lesson.Delete
This is a good time to remember thinking about Christmas. The way this year is going, summer will be over before we know it.ReplyDelete
I keep hoping we will actually GET a summer! We are supposed to be getting warmer towards the weekend here but I'll believe it when I see it. It will probably turn hot (which I love) but the humidity will rise (which I don't). I'm afraid I think about Christmas pretty much all year long.Delete
"a rest is not defeat"...how many years it took me to see it that way! I still have to remind myself at times.ReplyDelete
Sometimes we have to learn things the hard way don't we. If nothing else throughout the pandemic, hopefully we have learned not to be so rushed throughout our lives.Delete
You are ahead of the game with your Christmas box. I'm not that industrious - good for you. Thanks for the links.ReplyDelete
I work on Christmas things pretty much all year, otherwise I'd be a basket case as it got closer to the date. I like the more leisurely approach!Delete
Nice socks and I love the Christmas houses and sled!ReplyDelete
Lovely poem, one day at a time for sure.
I use the same sock pattern all the time because it seems to fit really well. Why mess with perfection!Delete