Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Has Come and Gone, now for 2008

Here is to you and yours wishing you had a happy holiday season and a very merry New Year. Can anyone else believe it is 2008? It has been quite a year. I have met so many wonderful bloggers/knitters and I hope that as our blogs grow so will our friendships.

2008 will be bringing lots of changes for myself and my husband, but we are up for the challenge and looking forward to what the future holds.

Now I would like to warn you that this post may be a bit long so if you want to skip the reading and just look at the pictures I completely understand.

Since it has been over a month since my last post I shall bring you up to speed on what I have been doing. WORK, WORK, WORK, more WORK, and oh yeah, WORK. And I know that we are technically past Christmas I wanted to show you our holiday decor. I managed to squeeze it in on my 1 day off before the craziness began. The picture to the left is how I got our tree home. Last year at around the same time I used my bicycle and this year due to snow, my grocery cart made do. To the right you will see our tree in its full decorated glory.

I did not make my Christmas knitting quota and I have come to terms with that. I did however manage to fit a few knitted items into my busy schedule. For my SIL/BIL I made some pot holders and a little dish scrubber. For my husband's Aunt, a bath scrub, for a few knitterly friends some fun leaf pins, and lastly a pot holder, and dish scrubber for a friend, and a hat for her boyfriend (and yes it was another coronet - I can't seem to stop myself).

The weather here in Boston has been a lot of snow as of late and our car decided to play hide and seek with the other cars. Can you see our Honda? She is in the left bottom corner.... This game began a
fter our second dumping of snow. And this photo was taken only in the middle. We ended up having 2 feet accumulated after both snows. Believe it or not this is not the most snow that we have ever seen. I know some of you out there are thinking, this girl is crazy that amount of snow is nothing, but coming from Portland, Oregon - this amount of snow is something for us anyway.

For Christmas my mom knit us beautiful scarf and hat sets. My set is made out of Noro Kureyon. And Jason's is in Patons SWS (which by the way I have never used, but after seeing it and feeling it I am now officially a fan and in love with the feel and look).

Happy Knitting to all and to all a good night. I do hope that work will not interfere with my life of blogging and knitting again for some time. It has been very hard to be away, but I am back and I do hope to be getting some serious knitting done. Perhaps I should start fitting in Christmas gifts now for next year. Then maybe I just might be able to finish for the holidays. LOL


Bertha said...

Yay, I am glad you are back! And wow, the hat & scarf sets look great! How luck you are to receive such a nice gift!

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

I knew you'd be super busy at work, and was hoping that was most of what was keeping you away. Thought about you in all the you! I want some! Work, for me, sucketh much but, oh well. worse for the staff. :-(
I am still working on some Christmas knitting, needed for Sunday! I love your scarf and hat sets! And your little tree is sweet. Take good care!

Anne said...

And Merry Christmas to you also! And yes, it is crazy to believe that it's already almost 2008! Your mom's hat and scarves she made you are lovely!! You guys look great in them =)

vegasangelbrat said...

Hello their Hats and scarfs look great as you both do too! Glad that the worse part of work is over for you and you can fit some time in for blogging.
Love the tree, small but beautiful!! hoep you enjoyed your Christmas ad wish you many Blessings for the New Year!

Bubblesknits said...

The hat and scarf sets that your mom made look great! Hope you had a great Christmas!

Virtuous said...

It is good to hear from you again!

Luv the sets from mom :o)

Merry Belated Christmas and Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! You've definitely been missed! :-) I love the hat scarf combos your mom made... and the colors are beautiful in both yarns! Can't wait to see what 2008 has in store for you and your dear hubby!

Anonymous said...

Lovely!! I do hope you try SWS soon. I love it. I'll be interested in hearing how much it "sheds" as I've felted all of my projects, and haven't used the bag a pal made me enough to get a good feel for how badly it will shed with regular use. It's soft and wonderful though, once you get the hang of knitting with it.

Holly said...

I just got through making a fingerless glove set out of SWS. It is soft. Hope you had a good Christmas.

Melissa said...

Great post! the little scrubby is cute. I didn't finish my Xmas knitting either. I'm shooting for new Years. glad you are back and posting! Best in 2008!

Friender said...

I'm so glad that the work rush is done and that you had time to post. I love the hat and scarf sets. Happy New Year!

Scrabblequeen said...

Welcome back to blog land. I hope life continues to let you visit us a bit more often. Great sets from you mom, I'm jealous!