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Christmas Stocking?

December 12, 2010

I have been busy preparing for the pot-luck Christmas lunch at work. We are doing a Christmas Stocking activity (not sure what else to call it). We were all asked to bring in Christmas Stockings and a gift of under a dollar for each of the stockings. Then everyone gets a little something and it doesn’t cost much (there are 23 people in my office). I decided to knit a Christmas Mitten instead:

I used stash yarn (Montera by Classic Elite) and made it up as I went along using  a basic mitten structure and made it as big as I dared. Then I added a couple of trees knitted out of Nicky Epstein’s Knitted Embellishments (I love this book) and added a few beads for “lights”. It was fun and I think it came out great. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to put my name of the mitten, I am not totally pleased with the results (beads with letters) but it will do.

I filled small plastic ornaments with bits of wool and alpaca for the gifts I will put in everyone’s stockings:

They were fun to make. I need to tie on a ribbon or something tonight. I also have a pot of Carrot Soup to bring.

I have also been dying and knitting. I knit a Ribbed Baby Jacket for a friend to give to a friend who is having a baby. I used Wool2Dye4  worsted weight superwash wool which I dyed a pinky/peachy color. It is an easy pattern that I got on line but when I was putting into Ravelry it says it is a Debbie Bliss pattern.

I made a simple I-cord flower and put a small star button in the center.

I hope to get a picture of the baby wearing the sweater (after she is born!).

Here is a basket of recently dyed yarns, ready to be reskeined and labeled:

There is also a couple of balls of brown alpaca pencil roving I dyed and a couple of braids of top (one is merino/alpaca and the other is superwash merino).

David and I spent a couple of days in Portland Maine this week. It is our annual trip, the week of his birthday. We eat at great restaurants and shop for Christmas. We make a pilgrimage to LLBean and this year decided to send gift certificates for the kids in Texas. And we ordered the annual Gingerbread Houses.

We are getting the bad weather today that has swept across the country. There was a little snow and freezing rain overnight, today it warmed up and has been raining hard. I do hope we get snow before Christmas, but just enough to make a white Christmas.

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect up with our fellow man.” Herman Melville.



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    November 3, 2016 6:19 pm


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