And Merry Christmas to everybody else

Just a quick post before Christmas… today is a baking day, enough so my son can take some home with him. But enough of that, here’s some knitting!

Colours of Shetland arrived on the 14th!!

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And I had this knit up by the 16th!! (I used Jamieson & Smith for the hat, which, with much forethought, I ordered in anticipation of the book.)

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And I started the matching tunic:

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I am using KnitPicks Palette for the tunic, I would love to use Jamieson & Smith, but should use my stash rather than spend more $$.

This is a fantastic book, I will probably knit every single pattern in it. However, over the holidays I will design and knit a toque for hubby from the remaining yarn from my hat, maybe with a stranded pattern a tad more masculine than flowers?

I also finished my Christmas knitting, a sweater for my son, FINALLY. I love him, really I do, but knitting for men is just not one of my favourite things. So, this has been on the needles for over a year. Anyway, it’s done! And since I don’t think my son reads my knitting blog, haha, I know, I’m shocked too, what do you MEAN he doesn’t read it? I figure I can post a picture.

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I’m giving it to him on Christmas eve, so will get some action shots then. I used Berroco’s Vintage (50/50 wool, acrylic). I really like this yarn, very soft and knits up really nicely. And he can wash in the washing machine.

This is the extent of the Christmas decorations at our house.

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Frankie managed to run off with one of the flowers from this hanging basket of stuff while I was just trying to get it from the car to the house. So you can imagine how a tree would fare!

We had a huge dump of snow, here is Frankie and the neighbour’s dog (black dog) enjoying it.

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And Bessie watching it all with incredulity and touch of disdain.

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I don’t have any pictures of the Christmas cookies my daughter sent because we already ate them. Not much forethought there…

Hope you have great holidays!

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