The Christmas Sweater Revealed, At Last!

The super-secret-Christmas sweater:

The Cable and Rib Jacket by Debbie Bliss in Knit Picks Cotlin Coffee

I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out. And, I think she liked it.

Hope you had as lovely a Christmas as we did. See ya next year!

edited to add Ravelry project page link

Wishing You a Merry Christmas

Lest we forget why we are getting a day off of work, giving gifts and eating lots of yummy food:

May your day be blessed with the true meaning of this wonderful holiday season.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

PS – Zipper in, gift wrapped, relief all over. Hope Sis wants to model, because I can’t wait to show you! 🙂

The Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney with Care…

See what I started?

Please ignore the crazy background. Our house is still a work-in-progress…

These are the stockings that I made two years ago. Now, I know that there are only five stockings there. I also know that we have seven people in our family, eight by next Christmas. But, I am tired of these. Oh, don’t get me wrong – I LOVE these that are hanging over our wood stove, all hand knit and beautiful. But the thought of knitting that (stinking) pattern three more times? It just brings tears to my eyes. Fortunately for me, Chloe is still too young to know that she doesn’t have one, and I don’t really care that I don’t. But, next year, Chloe will need her own, I will have another baby who will eventually also need one. And, while it will never be filled with anything, it would be nice to eventually have one with my name on it, as well. So, next year, I guess I will have to suck it up, order more yarn (I was so tired of knitting these that I used the yarn meant for the collection on other things…), and start knitting. I do have all year, after all. I should be able to do it. Maybe I will even be able to work up a little “want-to” as well.

A girl can hope, can’t she?