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…]