Merry Christmas

20151225_2If you look very closely at this blurry grainy photo (I had to zoom in and it was taken at night) you can see the white – yes those are a few snow flakes that landed on the ground when I looked about about midnight or 1 a.m. this morning to see if we had gotten anything from our 10% chance of snow.  I just look out now – 9:00 a.m. – and other than it finally “feeling” like winter — meaning we have normal temperatures in the upper 20s rather than the 40s we’ve been having – there’s no snow to be seen.

I worked until noon yesterday – part of a skeleton crew.   I spent most of yesterday afternoon and evening snuggled under quilt, watching old holiday movies, etc.   I also did a test run of my new dryer.  Yes my old one really was dead when they came to look at it on Monday and on Wednesday a new one was delivered.  I actually had to check out the instruction book because it has more bells and whistles than the older model did (which may have been the original one put in when the apartment was built) and nearly had a heart attack when the buzzer sounded to let me know it was nearly done drying the load.  My old dryer had no alarm, plus I had left the laundry room door open so it sounded super loud. LOL

I started on a second Olethea  in some Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky.  This one is for me – I’ve adjusted the size just a bit for my shoulders and actually added a second increase row in so I can wear it just over a top or over my winter coat if I want — at least I think so, will have to wait until it’s off the circular needles to truly tell.

I used this yarn – Blueberry Mix is the color

berrocoultralpaca blueberrymixIt looks dark blue from a distance but up close you see the lighter shades of blue and that lovely purple mixed in.


Here’s how far I’ve gotten.  I’ve nearly knit through three hanks of yarn and have two more waiting in reserve.


Now I think another cup of coffee is in order and then back to my cozy spot for a bit more knitting or to start seaming the side/underarm seams of a sweater I’d love it get finished off today – just those seams to do but in fingering weight yarn, they take a while.


6 comments on “Merry Christmas

  1. Merry Christmas–I read you all the time–but have not commented–not sure why??? I also quilt and knit–and you truly amaze me with all you get done and work a job toooo–looking forward to your posts in 2016–
    smiles, di

  2. Although I don’t knit I enjoy your work & how you can knit a sweater in no time & socks too. I have completed some of your quilt designs but a much slower pace. I’m wishing you a Merry Christmas & a Happy, Healthy New Year!

  3. It’s nearly 80 degrees in Mississippi and we have the air conditioner on!! I’m about to burn up cooking our Christmas dinner. Merry Christmas to you, Denise. I so enjoy reading your blog posts and following along with your project updates. Have a great day!!

  4. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas. We were sitting outside this afternoon, in Ohio! Part of me is wistful for a white Christmas, but I could get used to enjoying some fresh air.
    This capelet is on my to do list, quick gift for a friend.

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