Nov 27, 2010

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

For all of those who have started their Christmas knitting, good on you. I've gotten a couple of gifts done. It's not feasible for me to be buying gifts this year. So I'm trying to put off the selfish things I've queued. Fortunately most of the gifts are minionsmall things. Mom wanted a minion from Despicable Me. When I finished hers, EVERYONE wanted one. *sigh* At least I already have the yarn. Right? My dad wants one that he can put potpourri in. He's strange.

I also did a few necklaces. One for my PIC at school, with stars on it. Which I have no picture of. And one for Beau's mama. This was a really quick thing to crochet, well once I got a good rhythm going. Believe it or not, I have never knit or crocheted with beads before. Well, that's not entirely true. I did make those earrings. Which was wire AND beads, that was really tough. Actually, I may try to make some earrings to go with the necklaces too. We'll see how I feel after making 1124101018-01sure others are covered first. Gonna make the kids some cute little stuffies, Nolan gets a lump of coal. He's been so difficult this year, but he is still my sunshine. Unfortunately, I wasn't sure what he'd like to have. It's not like they have a free pattern for a knit Iron Man lol.

Thanksgiving was beautiful, and almost seamless. Mr. Shad showed up after saying he wouldn't be. Beau pretty much lives with us now, I guess they had to meet eventually. Though I doubt he was the problem. Mr. Shad's problem is with me. Oh well, the day was still great. It was all warm and fuzzy and full of family love. After dinner we watched the Saints play Dallas and went to Beau's parent's house. Good times. I also spent part of the day sitting with The Lady, the weather outside was just beautiful. Lately, I have been finding myself spinning more and more. Possibly due to my stress level. It really does help relax me.

Other things I have finished: Turn A Square hat and a couple more cowls and a cute little frivolity that I just fell in love with. The hat came out a bit big, so I haven't taken a finished photo. It was made with my Drift handspun, the top you saw prepped in the last post. Trying to use up the last of the Rumpelstiltskin, I did a pattern search on Ravelry and turned up the Amelia pattern. Wasn't really wild about it at first, but after blocking it's just beautiful and I love it!

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