How has everyone been and Happy Belated Holidays to you All ! I had a relatively quiet Christmas Eve and Christmas. Yes, I was working. I work midnights so it wasn't so bad.
Considering how much has changed work-wise in my life this past year I'm surprised I got in any knitting or blogging at all. I had to knit though because it's one of the few things that keeps me sane. You know how that is.
I remember telling myself the beginning of 2012 that I was going to straighten out my blog. Work on the format. I wanted to create a way to have my FO's link to another page so the list wouldn't be so long. Didn't get to do it. No worry though because I actually sat down last week and drew out the entire plan. I plan to start on that project early January 2013 before I get too bogged down by my classes.
I did pretty good for the gift giving this year though. I made a few items but bought some really nice ones. So, I wasn't too stressed and everyone was really understanding as to why they weren't receiving a hand knitted gift this year.
You remember the hat and scarf I had made for my Mom. Would you believe I ended up NOT giving it to her. Yes, I was in Belk's (it's like Macy's down here in the south) and saw the prettiest cream colored Isotoner Hat. Then a few steps from that I found a cream colored silk fringed shawl. That was that. I put the knitted items away. Crazy I know but I'll use them as gifts for next year. My daughter is trying to get the hat from me but gosh ! Seems like she gets almost every hat that I make. At this point, I am two holiday gifts ahead of myself ! As we say on FaceBook... Whoo-Whoo !
Lately I've been working on this cowl for my son. I just put a bunch of stitches on size US 7 needles and started knitting. You can't tell from this photo but it's a little different from my cowl pattern. I'm actually finished with it and am now working on a hat for him. It's not his Christmas gift. He's about to travel to a cooler climate and you know how us Mother's are. We
I will be posting photos soon.
So to all of you, enjoy your New Year's Eve and Happy New Year. I'll talk with you soon !