Friday, December 14, 2012

No Words . . .

My heart is aching over the tragedy in Connecticut.  No words can describe what I'm feeling or make the pain go away for those affected. So I've turned off the radio and tv and am sitting in silence, holding thoughts of peace and love.

Image courtesy of Sura Nualpradid,

Monday, December 10, 2012

Time Off

I've taken this month "off".  Partly because my workload has decreased considerably and partly because I was so busy this fall, I needed some down time. But I haven't been sitting around eating bon-bons (just a few holiday rum balls). I've been knitting (and knitting and knitting . . .) holiday gifts.

I took up knitting about two years ago, but haven't really done much. Living in a warm climate, I only knit between November and March. My first few projects included a baby afghan and a scarf.  I discovered that I get bored on long projects, so I thought my days of knitting were over.  Then I discovered neck warmers. A lot faster to make than a scarf, and a wonderful fashion accessory. They are also a great way to try out new stitches.  I like to think of them as my samplers.

Last year I made numerous neck warmers for my friends and myself.  So when it came time to make Christmas gifts, it seemed like the obvious choice. Below are a few of the things I've made over the past month. 

I also like to make hats - pretty quick and easy and great for the kids.

And even though I vowed never to make another scarf, I discovered the knitting board, which means I can knit up a scarf in no time.  I even decided to tackle an afghan again.

I'm running out of time - only two weeks left.  And still so much more to knit!  

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