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Friday, December 23, 2011

Still Waiting~~~~~but BUSY!

The past few days have been busy ones, filled with last minute shopping, several projects, baking, an extra long choir practice~all the good things that lead up to Christmas.
Yesterday, I attempted to make something from all these pieces!

Can you even believe this little guy was lurking in all that "mess"?

Way last spring I promised to make this for my young friend's American Girl doll and finally finished it in time for her birthday last week.

This cute pattern is available on Ravelry and knits up pretty fast. It takes a bit of patience to put the pieces together, but I think my little herd was worth the effort!

And then there was the washcloth with the Christmas yarn from Hobby Lobby that I started a while back. (That is really soft cotton yarn, by the way!)

Meanwhile, we are still waiting for a certain plane from Chicago and a certain baby who seems determined to arrive on schedule along with the New Year. We have some serious wrapping to do before then as well as a bit of decorating. Look at these cute ornaments and jewelry we found at the UW hospital this week, all profits to benefit cancer research. "Jewels of Hope" has an online shop at Etsy, too!

Oops! Gotta run and check on my cranberry bread; I think I hear the timer dinging.

PS: If you care to tune in, you can hear our choir on Christmas Eve at 6:30, 8:00, or 9:30 PM (PST). (All services are streamed live.) Merry Christmas!


Rian said...

Wow! You HAVE been busy! Your knitting is exQUISite! Lucky your family to be on the receiving end of all that goodness. Good luck with your choir recital and congratulations on the new baby!

Best holiday wishes to you and yours, my friend.

Merry said...

Oh many wonderful creations here Judy. Love that elf and his ruffled scarf. The christmas tree ornament made of buttons is so very clever...yes, I will be ruffling through my buttons soon. And all your other amazing knits....oh, the horse candy canes...too cute. I bet your choir sounds amazing....wishing you all a fantastic Christmas.

Charlene ♥ NC said...

Now that's talent - taking that mess of yarn and turning it into something cute as pie! Love the American Doll outfit. I think it would make an adorable 'little girl' spring ensemble!! Does yours like skirts? Waiting is the hardest... but hopefully it won't be THAT much longer. We're both better than last year around this time, aren't we?

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

Fünfzigerjahremädel said...

Judy,I like your little guy very much!!!;-))))
And now I wish you and your family a merry Christmas and a healthy new year!
Have a good time,Ulla

Becca said...

Wow! Look at you go! Those candy cane horses are so cute! I wish I could say I'm being as productive as you are. Thanks for the reminder for your choir concert...I hope to tune in! Oh, and where is the Hobby Lobby? I love that place and the one here in Vegas I rarely go to because it's about 20 miles away and I'm too lazy to drive that there one in Bellevue?

Susan said...

Oh, my you have been busy with such cute things! And cranberry bread. Yummy! Merry Christmas, sounds like it will be wonderful for you. Thank you for the times of the choir. I will tune in tomorrow night.

Dorothy said...

Keep thinking of you and wondering if your arrival has, well, arrived! Lots of fiddly little knitting there. You have boatloads of patience. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Kathy said...

Love all of your knitted items but especially the Alan D Gnome. They are so cute and you have been very busy. Will have to try some of the yarn from Hobby Lobby. Merry Christmas.

Ranae said...

Merry Christmas and Happy 2012

Jane said...

Coming by to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas... I hope you'll be able to tell us you got the best present ever :) Thanks for being such a good blogging pal Judy!

Janet said...

You've kept yourself very busy while you've been waiting. Lots of lovely projects. Have a wonderful holiday!

Lapplisor said...

Dear Judy
So sweet little gift you show ..
I wish you nice christmastime..
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……..|░░░|☆ merry _(♥)_
…¨˜“გª¤.¸::¸.¤ª☆“˜¨¨happy new year.
Happy stitching

Tanna said...

Judy, you have really whipped out some knitting in the home stretch!! Looking forward to hearing the arrival news!! Hoping you and yours have had a wonderful Christmas. blessings ~ tanna

kathy b said...

I LOVE your bearded elf. I LOVE The dishcloth. I Love the ponies. WOW you have been so productive. Merry Merry Christmas, here's to that baby busting out soon

Linda said...

Looks like you have been busy while waiting!! That little elf is so cute!! Can't wait for pictures of your new arrival!! Hope he's here soon!!
Happy New Year!!

hakucho said...

Your gnome is adorable! Your ponies came out great. Glad you liked the pattern. I'm learning some tips from some of the knitters and how they made their ponies :)

Hope your little one arrives exciting :)

happy new year :)

Lynn said...

I love the gnome and the doll clothes!!

Susan Elliott said...

I am always amazed at how much you get done!!! And you even got a few projects finished WHILE the kids were there. That's really amazing.

I love that elf...and the hobby horse candy canes. Congratulations again Judy. I wish I had a Max...xo Susan