Wednesday, November 30, 2011

So, it's beginning to look a little like Christmas

(well, actually a lot - we would wish to avoid that, but can't)
I've started to put up the decorations; we have the house lights up & need to put up the "town tree". In it's prime Colton had a reputation for Christmas decoration; unfortunately due to changing times that lovely lit-up town has faded into the past. But we have the "tree" made of re-bar on which we hang lights to emulate a real tree. It does look pretty.

I'm nearly done with the sweater for Jessie - I got it washed & blocked, just need to sew on the buttons. I got pretty little pink flower buttons for the 3 buttons.
I've started to make a blanket (modelled after the ones in "Mason-Dixon Knitting" #1) of leftover sock or fingering yarn held double. I've used the light/dark pattern similar to log cabin quilt blocks. It is a good way to use up those pesky sock yarn ends - VBG.
I am still working on finishing up the many UFO's that still plague me. The quilt for Derek has a label and will be given to him at the family holiday celebration. I also am making some mini mittens to hang on Christmas trees of all of my family members. They are quickly done & I hope all will appreciate them.

We still are getting lots of eggs from our chickie-doodles, not sure when we will have to use our frozen ones. I'm working hard to use our "in-home" stores in our meals. This will help us save some money, too. And, it helps get us ready to be retired, too.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Sounds like you're moving along toward Christmas in the spirit of things.

drMolly, the BeanQueen