I can't wait to get my house completely back to normal. The boys ( my husband included) have been home all week and my house is a complete disaster. They make quite the mess! I'm looking forward to the Christmas presents finding their new resting places and not in my living room!
Hopefully everyone had a really wonderful Christmas. I was very happy to receive some knitting books this year! My husband gave me Barbara Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns and Vivian Hoxbro's Domino Knitting. My middle son gave me the yarn harlot's book (Stephanie Pearl-McPhee), At Knit's End meditations for women who knit too much ...do you by chance think he's trying to tell me something ?
My youngest made me the cutest little ceramic animal:
I just love it! Believe it or not... it is a rabbit. When I opened it up I thought it was a pig! Everyone else that I've shown it to, thinks the same thing. It's a pigrab or rablet or what ever combination you can come up with. I don't care what it is...I love it dearly!
Kate and her mom made me two absolutely beautiful handsewn Christmas pointsettia pillows. I wish the picture was better so you can see the incredible applique stitching and French knot embroidery. I really admire people who are so talented in their sewing abilities! These works of art, I will cherish forever:
I finished just in time for Christmas four more ballbands:
Since Christmas I have even knitted the midmonth KAL for my monthly dishcloth yahoo group: