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>> Monday, December 22, 2008

I have been happily buried in holiday preparation over here. Baking, cooking, parties, and a little knitting. Some things are finished and some things aren't going to be but I am trying to enjoy the process and each moment instead of worrying and adding stress.

We have had a couple small snowstorms and with each one the enthusiasm for playing in the snow hasn't flagged. I knit up a quick rib 2x2 hat for my daughter out of a rose colored Patons wool. It was quick, easy, and she always slaps it on her head without any prompting when we head outdoors so a win in every category.

I knit up these slipper socks from Interweave Knits Holiday for my husband for Christmas. I used Knit Picks Swish Bulky to knit them up and they couldn't have been quicker. I have just enough yarn left over that I think I can make a pair for my son too.
With only a few days left until the big day I wish you all a wonderful holiday!


Renee December 22, 2008 at 2:07 PM  

It's been busy here at my house to doing just about all the same things. :)
A very Merry Christmas to you and your family too!

Kathy December 22, 2008 at 2:40 PM  

Oh, I remember when I used to make gingerbread houses each year with my kids. I look forward to doing that with BG. He'll be 18 months old next year, so perhaps something a little more simple..... but your photo reminded me of what fun there is to come!

How does your hubby like his ribbed slippers? I bought some Bulky Galway to make a pair, but have not gotten to them yet. Are the ribs too uncomfortable on the bottom of the foot? I wondered about that. Yours certainly turned out nice looking!

Hope everyone at your house has a terrific Holiday. Keeping the stress down is the key - sounds like you are well on the way for a great celebration!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: December 22, 2008 at 4:17 PM  

Love your gumdrop cake. Very festive and fun :)

Great idea the bath mitt and soap. I'll have to remember that next time I need a gift.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

lucky knitter December 22, 2008 at 4:53 PM  

It's great that you are enjoying this busy time. Gingerbread houses are so much fun and the slippers and hat turned out great!
Merry Christmas!

Annie December 22, 2008 at 8:07 PM  

I need to be more like you and not stress. I still have a few projects to go and one day left :)
Have a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy!

Anonymous December 23, 2008 at 1:45 AM  

My son was sitting with me this morning while I was reading blogs, and he is so jealous of kids on your side of the pond who get to play in the snow!

Woolly Stuff December 23, 2008 at 3:12 AM  

I didn't notice those slippers in Interweave Knits - I'll have to make some for my husband too - they look lovely!

Hege December 23, 2008 at 8:59 AM  

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

A Day That Is Dessert December 23, 2008 at 9:58 AM  

Beautiful work! We're just about ready here except that we haven't received any mail in a week due to snow. (Haven't received those last few ordered gifts and haven't gotten all the cards out as a consequence.)

Angela December 23, 2008 at 2:41 PM  

love those slipper socks!

Knitterella December 23, 2008 at 5:35 PM  

Diggin' those slipper socks. Thanks for the inspiration!

Merry Christmas!!!

amanda December 24, 2008 at 10:46 AM  

Now I'm wishing I'd made those chunky slippers too! :)

Merry Christmas!

a friend to knit with December 24, 2008 at 12:11 PM  

LOVE the slippers!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Jane December 26, 2008 at 5:28 PM  

Merry merry to you and your family! Hope you had a relaxing holiday!

Alison Boon December 29, 2008 at 7:20 PM  

Hope Chirstmas was wonderful.

Philigry January 5, 2009 at 10:40 AM  

oh, i love all the knits!
happy new year.

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