Another COLD day! Brrr!
Work kept me hopping today! Usually I would post a work basket update. If I haven’t posted it during this 12 days of Christmas, then it is still secret and it will have to wait until next week. 😉
Tonight was the gift exchange for the knitting group. It was also supposed to be the night that Peter joined us for knitting for the first time (the guy that I met at the restaurant last Thursday). Peter didn’t show up (I had brought a gift for him, just in case. The gift exchange took place though!
Daisy was the first one of the group there, as usual. She had made stitch markers, stitch/row/repeat counters, and Portuguese knitting hooks for each of us. They were individualized to each person. They are amazing and beautiful. I began using mine right away!
Wilma had crocheted each of us several pot scrubbers! I love them! I had actually been thinking of them the day before and had remembered that she had been making them earlier in the year. I had hoped that she was giving us some for Christmas. I lucked out! Many of the ladies mentioned that the fiber was hard to work with. We ALL were very glad to get them!
Barb had made everyone something different based on each lady’s preferred color preference. Each gift was very lovely and perfect for each lady. Mine was a beautiful and soft Alpaca neck warmer with a shiny shawl pin. It is red (my favorite color, I do have many though), and soft and amazing!
DeAnna is our baking queen. This year she completely out did herself. We received: a loaf of banana bread, Reese’s peanut butter chip cookies, snicker doodles, soft molasses cookies, Butterfinger bits cookies, and Oatmeal scotchies cookies. On the way home from knitting group I was hungry so I opened one of the bags of cookies (each type was separated into their own bag). The bag that I opened was snickerdoodles, not my favorite kind. I ate one anyways. THEY WERE AMAZING! They also didn’t make it home. All gone. YUM.
Nancy always finds the coolest things in her shopping adventures. Whether shopping at garage sales, estate sales, vintage stores or whatnot. This holiday was no exception. She made each of us a soft tree ornament based on the same pattern as the cathedral window quilt pattern. They are beautiful and will make a wonderful addition to my tree. She also found the sweetest antique/vintage blown glass ornaments. Mine was an old fashioned Santa.
I made a knit/crochet stitch marker and put it on a bracelet/stitch marker keeper. In the past, DeAnna has made us some beautiful and fun “knitting jewelry” (stitch markers) that would make lovely charms.
After knitting, I swung by Sister’s house to drop of our gifts to her and the Nieces families. Picked up gifts from North Carolina Brother for us and for Son’s family. Christmas, this year, is quickly coming to a close.