At least I got the tree up before December! I told MaryJo (our DIL) that it was their fault I was later this year. They usually come up for Thanksgiving so I like to have the tree up. They didn't make it up this year and I put off decorating. But, it's all finished now.
These are snowflake stencils I've had for over 27 years!!!! Amber always teases me about putting these on the dining room/patio doors..but they've held up all this time! HA I do have other decorations up throughout the house.
|Display at the knit shop|
I finished my 2nd shrug called Summer Night on Ravelry. I saw this at our local knit shop and she made it smaller than the pattern. I followed the pattern but using a different weight yarn so mine came out smaller too but I like it better. That's why I made 2 of them!
This was the first one I made
And my latest one finished.
I'm thinking of making another sweater type shrug from Sally Melville's book written with her daughter. It's the cape/shrug on the top right. I made one in beige (go figure!) with brown trim. I have some yarn in a beige (I know...the same yarn as the two shrugs so, I might see if I have enough yarn to finish. I bought two extra skeins in beige when I bought this latest yarn. I wear this cape/shrug often with a brown top under it. Looks cute!
I've also been working on the Christmas list...we have 13 to buy for (Bob and I don't exchange gifts) so there's a lot of thought process on what to give who! Geeezzzz Gets harder each year! I want to make sure the kids get something they can use or want...it's getting more and more that gift cards to special places works best.
So that's what I'm up to now! I have some items already packed up for sewing and for dyeing/painting/etc. to take to Florida. I've really cut back big time on what I'm taking this year. But my BFF, Susan, from Florida did encourage me to bring my sewing machine. I almost didn't......