Happy Holidays!

Back again from the Grand Holiday Tour, and hoping everyone had as happy holidays as I! Apart from being internet-free for the better part of a week (and none too active before that) many things have been happening!

I survived my pre-holiday bake-a-thon, including Icing Night (a new tradition of mine), and all my friends and family got cookie trays.


christmas cookies

Thanks to the Pioneer Woman, I had beautifully decorated sugar cookies this year.

I finished all my holiday knitting (mostly). Some things were gifted to other folks than I had originally been knitting for (Koolhaus, Endpaper mitts), but everything worked out just right.

The big one was a Swallowtail Shawl I was knitting for my MIL — finished knitting at 5:30pm Christmas eve, blocked in secret later that night, ready for sneaking under the tree in the morning!
swallowtail shawl
Swallowtail’s lacy tip.

I myself got some fibery gifts: Vogue Stitchionary #1, a 1/2lb Coopworth and 1/2lb merino-silk blend to spin, oh, and just a tiny bit of something else…
qiviuq yarn
My brother in the Yukon loves me!

Also received, not as a Christmas present but coincidentally timed…
wheel whorl

And now I’m back home, looking forward to New Year’s parties, hanging out with friends, spending days in my pyjamas, and knitting things just for me!
knitted clog

FiberTrends felted clog, pre-felting — it’s huge!

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4 responses to “Happy Holidays!

  1. I thought the same thing when I made my Fiber Trends felted clogs, but they honestly turn out really nicely. If you want the bottom to be non-slip, I’d suggest Rubber Paint from the Hardware store… it’s used for re-rubbering tool handles. However, I’ve also seen that rubber-mat stuff used quite proficiently.

    Anyway — Happy New Year!

  2. deb

    Happy New Year! Your cookies look so pretty! I’ve seen some cookies decorated with icing on the web that are, well, a little scary-looking.

    Your swallowtail shawl looks really lovely. Nice work on getting it blocked overnight! Now that’s a deadline–LOL! :)

  3. Lady O

    Those are some mighty fine looking cookies, my sugar cookie slave (aka my little sister) just went back to the army * pout * so now I’ll have to make them myself if I want some. I’m thinking maybe I’ll make several batches over the next while on a Valentines theme…

    Way to finish that knitting and such a lovely job!

    You win, your brother loves you more.

  4. Mmmmm! Yummy bikkies! but what about the wheel?? Lucky girl! You realise that from now on, everything you see will raise the question: If I spin that, what can I knit it up into? Cheers, from a very sunny Australia!

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