Hello my blogging friends! Here it is, Christmas Eve. Are you all ready for the big day? I am. Though I blew off baking today to take my Mom to do some last minute shopping she forgot. I also spent some time with both of my boys this morning, so that is always good. Later today I will be going to the movies with hubby and #1 son. Then relaxing for the rest of the night. I must say, that getting all of my holiday stuff done a little early to have relaxing time is a must. I have to try this every year 😉
Yesterday I did laundry and started knitting myself a hat.
I casted on this chunky hat using size 11 and 15 needles. I used Malabrigo Rasta in color Almond Blossom. I have never made myself a hat before and after going to the zoo last week to see the Wild Lights, I realized I needed a winter hat. So a few hours later, this is what resulted:
It is so soft and such a pretty peachy pink color! All it needs is a pom pom, but I don’t think this yarn will make a good pom pom. So I will head back to the knitting shop after Christmas and see about getting a pom pom maker and figure out a yarn to make one with.
And here is me wearing my new chunky hat. It looks ok without the pom pom, too. The pattern is the Chunky Cabled hat by Destiny Meyer and it is on Ravelry in case you are interested. This will definitely keep me warm for the rest of the winter and next year when we go to see the lights at the zoo again.
This years big attraction was this larger than life lighted ornament that we had our picture taken in. So pretty.
This weekend I picked up this beauty from the framer:
I love the frame I chose and think she is beautiful! I am hoping to hang my Pink Princess in my craft room this weekend.
I am still working on the Mystery Sampler from Linen and Thread and am hoping to get the December section done by the end of the month. Here is where I left it yesterday:
This section has been a little difficult for me to figure out where I want what color of the thread to lay where. So I am just winging it. So far it seems to be ok. I hope to post a finish of the entire piece soon 😉
So that is where my stitching has stopped for now. Going to go and enjoy some time with my family. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas if you are celebrating. And I hope that you able to get some stitchy time in, too. I’d love to hear all about what you are stitching these days 🙂