Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas is Coming....

I'm on Christmas preparation overload. I think I'm totally fine in getting everything done, if I don't have to actually wrap anything. Add in the wrapping and I really have to start worrying about fitting in all of my Christmas movies (and where are all my cheesy Lifetime movies? Eve's Christmas, If You Believe, Comfort and Joy????? I LOVE these movies!!!)

I finally took a craptastic photo of one of my finished Christmas presents. Here is my MIL's Mulnomah Shawl:

I was nervous about its size when it came off the needles, but it blocked out to a little more than 50" across. It fits quite nicely over my shoulders and my MIL is much smaller than me, so I think it will be perfect!

I also finished a Norwegian Star hat for DH, but still have to block it and take some photos. I also finished a cardigan for Baby Girl's Bitty Baby last night, but again, it has to be blocked. That just leaves my Christmas stocking and Christmas socks to go (DH also needs a stocking, but he's not that jazzed about giving up his current one to get with the knit theme, so I've taken away the stress of knitting it this year). I'm turning the heel on my stocking now and I've completed one of my socks (my first afterthought heel sock!). I could easily add some fingerless gloves and dishcloths to my list, but I'm trying to resist!

Hopefully, I'll find the time to take some more pictures this coming week! I'm sure we'll be very busy. Besides all the normal getting ready for Christmas stuff, we're hosting an Eggnog and Cookie Open House on Friday. We thought it would be a great way to get to know some of our new neighbors a little better! Most of the cookies are baked, but there's a lot of cleaning to do! And I can't seem to remember what website I pulled my eggnog recipe from and of course, I've never written it down! Any suggestions?

Happy knitting!

1 comment:

sapphireblue said...

I hope everything goes well. Happy Holidays!