Monday, 30 December 2013
So I ambitiously thought I could get 5 of these done before gift-giving-time, but only managed to get 4 done. I can't say that I'm thrilled with them anyway. They are from the Knit Your Own Cat book by Joanna Osborne and Sally Muir. I have to say the idea is grey and the authors did a lot of work on these, but I still found the directions a bit inconsistent. (Like is the left side of the cat from the cat's perspective or mine when looking at it?)
The last cat is gigantic and doesn't sit right. (It is as large as my Persian cat, other cats are smaller - as you can see the size is a bit inconsistent.)
Below is a preview of our holiday trip. We each had to make our own hat out of wrapping paper. This is what I ended up with.
Sunday, 15 December 2013
Here is a quick scarf I knit up for a friend. Spousal unit D loves this kind of scarf because of it's versatility. His grandmother made him one of these a million years ago and I have been reproducing them periodically over the years. Her's is still the best, but because they can be used to cover the face bandito-style or worn about the neck and snugged up by putting one end through the other end's keyhole part, the are just great for Minnesota cold.
December is always a murderously busy month for me. As we near the end of the year and the miserably cold temperatures of central Minnesota, it seems like a good time to look back at some of the charming moments over the last few months and be thankful. Here without too much by way of explanation are some pictures that didn't make it into the blog, but which make me feel warm inside on a day when we have barely crept above zero.
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Here are some shots of Madison. While we were there it got sunnier, but also colder. There was a hitching post outside the hotel that was fascinating.
Here's what the town looks like in the sunshine.
I looked out the window this morning and noticed we had 14 guests.