Sunday, December 17, 2017

Inching My Way to Christmas

Today I finally made it back into the sewing room!

The last couple of weeks have been focused on knitting gifts, writing/sending cards, singing (at church), working at The Shop, and trying to keep body and soul together while my beloved kids figured out what they were able to do to gather together for Christmas.

There's been some progress since my last post.  As the commissions were finished, I began to focus on gifts...

With at least one sock of a pair finished for two different people:

One sock down, second sock started!

This one is now finished.
It's companion?  I'm well away on the foot!

And there are mittens for my next-door neighbours, who are extraordinarily kind to me all year 'round.  They love to go for walks -- in any weather -- so over the years I've made them toques, neck-warmers, etc.  This year it's mittens.   E's are finished...

Her husband, J's are just started (cuff on #1 almost finished) no photos for now!

Feeling I was in a Good Place as far as the knitted gifts went, today I dove in and -- start to finish! -- completed this year's Annual Christmas Boxer Shorts!!

From this...

To this...

In about 4 hours!

The key?  No fiddling with a drawstring this year.  Elastic waist only!

Oh...and the fabric?

Canada 150, of course!  😏

All this while playing CBC's broadcast -- "Joy to the World" -- an international concert (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) -- loudly on the stereo.

Now...before I get back to that knitting...If I don't get back here before next weekend, 

Happy Hanukkah!

Merry Christmas!

Blessed Soltice!

Merry Kwanzaa!

And thank you again, Gentle Readers, for tuning in whenever I post.  Even commenting encouragement from time to time.  It means a great deal.

Linking in (late) to Nina Marie's "Off the Wall Friday" and leaving you with this...


elle said...

What fun, Margaret. Blessings to you and your family!

Bethany Garner said...

Happiest Christmas dear long distance friend... I follow along and don't always answer in comment form, but think of you so often.

Hoping the kids come home or that you will be able to see everyone during the Holidays... and your work for friends and family is such an inspiration...

Do stay warm, get outside for walks with your neighbors and enjoy the beauty of winter outside your door. Enjoy the music of nature, the sights and sounds of the trees and water... discover and keep up the beautiful art!


Judy Warner said...

Hoping you have a wonderful holiday, Margaret. I will be sending you many good wishes.

Jo Vandermey said...

Your knitting is inspirational.
Wishing you seasons best for the holidays and the New Year!