Blessed

Our daughter and family from Colorado spent last weekend with us so we had our Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday.

The grandkids helped decorate the table with these cute cut-outs from Growing Play.

We are so blessed with the abundance of food, family and love.

Missing from the table are the green bean casserole, stuffing, pumpkin and pecan pies.

I hope your Thanksgiving Day is full of blessings and love.

Gifted knits 2016 Part 1

Fingerless mitts were on the needles of knitted gifts for my granddaughters this year.

The twins wanted mitts just like the ones I knit for their mother. I used some stash yarn I purchased years ago for sweaters for them (that didn’t get made).  The difference is the edging color so they can tell them apart.  Easy care acrylic yarn that is machine washable and dryable.

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Shirl’s Mitts.  Using worsted weight yarn and dropped down to size US 5 needle so they would be smaller.

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I understand that as soon as these were unwrapped on Christmas morning, the girls put them on and wore them all day!

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My other granddaughter wanted fingerless mitts as well.  I decided to use a more complicated pattern since I only had to make one pair.

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Point Reyes Mitts from Classic Elite. The pattern called for a wool/bamboo yarn but once again, I shopped from my stash.  The color was the important part along with easy care so I used Cleckheaton Country 8 ply yarn, 100% washable wool.  I also went down one size needle to US 3 to make them smaller.

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Fun pattern that is both written and charted.

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They fit her perfectly.

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Day 1 of Advent/Christmas Wishes

The box of Christmas Wishes arrived at their destination.

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Loops were added this year so the packages could hang from a banister, railing, mantle, tree, or whatever.

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Day 24 contains some special things that wouldn’t fit inside those small packets.cw016

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I love how my daughter decorated her mantel this year.

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Do you do anything special for Advent?