Monday, December 21, 2015

Just a Few More Days~~~~~

Just a few more days and it really will be Christmas.  In fact, right now it's snowing great big wet flakes in our backyard! But all my projects are done, done, done. ( However, there's no rest for the weary around here as there are a couple of birthdays coming right up, too.) In the mean time though, it's time to kind of kick back and relax, whatever that means. A few packages are waiting to be wrapped and some cards to address, in case the relaxing gets old. Tee Hee!


I liked the first pair of these mitts so much that I did another pair in Malibrigo Rios and have decided I really like that yarn.  Recently I saw a pair of mittens from this pattern that had been embroidered in the area by the thumb and want to try that sometime using  a plain-colored yarn.  BTW, the free pattern is Maize and available on Ravelry. It's quick and easy.


This prayer shawl isn't a Christmas gift, but it's headed off to a friend who's having cancer surgery tomorrow.  I hope she knows how much we love her and wish her the best!


We were the lucky recipients of two beautiful floral arrangements for our table. Aren't they nice? Nothing like flowers to brighten up our gray and mostly days here.  Have a good week!



13 comments:

Dee said...

Wishing you and Dick a very merry Christmas.

Tired Teacher said...

Having everything finished is nice. You can now absorb all the Christmas spirit and enjoy the celebration of our Lord's birth.

The floral arrangements are lovely. I bet they smell wonderful, too.

straythreads said...

Nicely done on the mitts! and shawl! Lovely arrangements
have a merry Christmas

kathy b said...

Fresh flowers are the best!!! Enjoy, relax, knit if you like!

Caffeine Girl said...

Good for you for being ready to celebrate!
I'm not surprised that Maize is a good pattern -- it's a Tin Can pattern and they are really reliable!

Araignee said...

Nothing says the holidays better than a table full of greenery. Those are gorgeous. Reminds me I need to get some. Love the FO's. I need to get back to the needles.

elns said...

Those flowers are gorgeous! They really have such lovely Christmas spirit! Very cheerful :)

Sharon Massena said...

I love those mittens and should try them next. They look easier than the ones I took on. And how wonderful that you were gifted with flowers.

desertskyquilts said...

Not only are the flowers lovely, so is the table runner. How's the snow?

Judy S. said...

No real snow, just a few sprinkles that have quickly melted so far......

Mereknits said...

That shawl will make an especially wonderful gift, my prayers are with your friend.

Merry Christmas Judy,
Meredith

karen said...

Merry Christmas!! Lovely gifts :)

Sharon Chapman said...

ore beautiful knitting and a sweet gift for your friend. Itoo had to have a tree taken down as it was leaning towards the house. They finished just as it started snowing. I am pretty much healed up from my fall. Just a few lingering aches and pains. Had a good Christmas but now I am snowed in. I think it will melt quickly, at least I hope so. I love it but not driving in it anymore. :-)