Monday, December 24, 2007

'Twas the day before Christmas

And all through the house, not a knitter was stirring . . . not even me! Hello out there, dear readers. I apologize for going MIA for the whole month of December. I told you in my last post that we were starting a bathroom remodel. I am happy to say that the bulk of the work and messiness is over. We have 2 working (and beautifully tiled) showers and floors, 1 toilet and 1 sink all hooked up. A glitch with a large home improvement store that shall remained un-named (hey, it's the holidays) means that we still have to install the cabinets and countertop in my bathroom, but the house is clean from top to bottom otherwise and I am happy to be home!! I was living with my parents for 2 1/2 weeks, and Bill was at our house. Although we didn't decorate or do anything Christmas related at our house, we can't complain about a Christmas gift of new bathrooms!

I was very busy the past 3 weeks, but today is my first day where I could get out of bed and not rush out the door. I haven't done a lot of knitting in the past month, but here's what I've got.

Christmas gift #1: Bill's reversible cable scarf: Finished!

Christmas gift #2: My brother's farrow rib scarf: Finished!

That's all the holiday knitting I did for others. I'll write a proper FO post for these when I get some modeled shots on their recipients tomorrow.

I also finished up Fetching, knit with exactly 1 ball of Cashmerino Aran in color 25, without an inch to spare! These were my first dive into the hand accessory world, and I really enjoyed it. I'm going to try and make some gloves next. A HUGE thank you to Janet over at twistedknitter for giving me the yarn. Yes, she GAVE it to me. All I paid was shipping. Thank you, Janet!

Another blog reference I haven't mentioned is Claudia, who last month named me as a blogger who makes her smile!

I read so many blogs that is it hard to choose even a handful who specifically make me smile. Thank you, bloggers, for sharing your knitting woes and triumphs with us this past year. Every blog I read, I read because it makes me smile!

Here's the sole Christmas decoration in my house this year. Hope you all have a wonderful, blessed Christmas and all the best to you and yours.


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