Slow and Steady

The knitting has been going slow, as it should, and as a result I have a tiny bit of knitting to show you.  It’s actually been kind of nice to not be in my yearly must-knit-something-for-everyone-and-I’m-on-a-holiday-dealine mode. Makes things a teensy bit less stressful.

The Alpenglow scarf/shawl in progress:

And the just barely started Tangled shawl:

In other news, it’s been getting cold and Christmas is coming.  I’m wearing my toasty sheep slippers:

We are making comfort food in the form of this Pesto Meatball Stew:

A so-totally-easy crock pot meal. (I used kidney beans instead of cannellini beans because that’s what I had.)

Our town had its annual Victorian Holidays celebration and I hear The Spinning Room yarn shop won the festival of trees competition AGAIN:

Handmade hats, mittens and scarves to give to those in need.  Those baskets are overflowing – over 200 items were made!

I made this little preemie hat to contribute:

Pattern: Itty Bitty Bear Cubs

We did our yearly wake-up-early-on-Sunday-and-get-to-the-shops-before-everyone-else Christmas shopping trip this past weekend.  We got almost everything done and with almost no aggravation.

And we saw this which gave us a chuckle:

How can these be “Gifts that Last” if they are food?

[P.S. Thanks for your patience as I figure out what is going on with the upside down pictures in some of my posts…]

2 thoughts on “Slow and Steady

  1. I love the look of the Alpenglow scarf. And I was grateful to see the picture of The Spinning Room Christmas tree, since I could not make the event this year. Lots of kids will be staying warm in style thanks to the generosity of so many talented knitters…….
    I hope you and Paul have a wonderful Christmas this year.

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