Post Christmas Catch-up

It was a wonderful Christmas here at Missouri Star. A little low-key after last year’s blow out, but sometimes those are nice too. As usual, my sister came up from Kirkland and we had a nice celebration. Now I can actually show some of the projects I’ve been working on. First up, Christmas socks:

Regia

These were for my sister from some Regia in my stash. Of course, I loved them so much I wanted to keep them, but I was a good girl and gave them away. I also made this tote bag for her:

Bag1

Bag2

I tried to take a picture of the inside, but couldn’t get a good one. I love this bag too, but since it was monogrammed, I was forced to give this to her. However, I will be making one for myself. It has all kinds of zippered and flapped pockets inside, plus places for an ID card, pen holder, key holder and more. I think she was pleased.

That was about it for the hand made Christmas gifts this year. As usual, I have made a resolution to start earlier for next Christmas, but we will see. One of my gifts this year was Cat Bordhi’s new sock book. I have just briefly skimmed it, but I am blown away by the way that woman’s mind works! I can’t wait to start trying out some of the patterns. I think I will definitely be starting a sock gift stash for next year.

During my time off from work the Garden Path shawl was allowed to come out of the time-out chair. I finished the body and started on the edging:

Laceedge

It only took me about four tries to get this going. It’s not the easiest edging in the world and almost impossible to memorize, so I need to keep the chart close. It will be pretty slow going. I am undecided whether or not I will start the Princess Shawl before this is finished. I had so many great plans for my time off, but the time really seems to be going way too fast.

Tomorrow I meet up with Li, blogless Marsha and blogless Daisy for a yarn crawl in Bellingham. Providing it doesn’t snow! I’ll be looking for some midweight sock yarn as several of the patterns in Cat’s book call for that weight. See you in the New Year!

8 thoughts on “Post Christmas Catch-up

  1. hi dorothy, dh sick.taking bus.pls meet us at yarn shop by bus station at 10:35.i left mess for li on her cell phone – not sure she got it. thks daisy

  2. Daisy, if you read this – I’ve just tried e-mailing Dorothy to have us all meet at the station at 10:50. My cell phone isn’t getting reception.
    Li
    PS Hi Dorothy!

  3. What a lucky sister receiving beautiful socks and bag. Is the bag leather, fabric, both? Hope that shawl has decided to behave. I’m having the same problem with my time off slipping away and accomplishing less than I’d planned.

  4. Very nice. What fun to have a sister who appreciates your work and takes you to Nutcracker backstage.

    The shawl is looking beautiful even before blocking. It’s going to be a stunner.

  5. The bag is beautiful. Was it an original, or is there pattern information you could share? Sounds like you had a terrific holiday…and I agree, sometimes the low-key ones are indeed the best! How are things going with the new pup? My big news is that we are expecting a new pup in our family….grandpup…the 2 legged kind this time! We are thrilled to say the least!
    k

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