Tuesday, November 10, 2009

tea and 45 more days ...

... til Christmas!

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a gift of warmth

(harris tweed (click here for pattern) button down scarf)

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and a gift of cheer

(smocked fingerless mitts (click here for pattern) and hot apple cider)

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Christmas always seems to broadside me and the result is a near nervous breakdown on Christmas Eve. My strategy this year: make a bunch of fudge with my sister to package up and tie with a bow ..... and knit small things here and there from my yarn scraps and stash. We spend a lot of evening time in front of the tv at this time of year - and knitting is perfect for that.

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Wishing you a warm and cozy day!
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17 comments:

Jane said...

These projects turned out geat Kimmie!

Linda B said...

Your knitting is exquisite, Kimmie. I know I'd be thrilled to receive either of those presents. You are well on your way.

Susie Dally said...

Really nice, girl! Looks similar to the pattern I made for my daughter with the llama yarn last year. Just finishing "A school of fish" scarf for DD1. Love that mitt pattern-gonna share where you found it? I ordered the slipper pattern you mentioned a while ago-what yarn did you use for them? Enquiring minds must know.....

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

you are quite the knittress Kimmie!
beautiful pieces!!!
I had to close my eyes on the xmas count ;)
Happy T Tuesday oxo

Terri Kahrs said...

Anyone would be thrilled to receive these beauties, Kimmie! Sounds like you've got Christmas "in hand" this year! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Really cozy, stylin' mits! Aaaagh only 45 days - I had better get moving!

Kimmie said...

thanks everybody!
Susie - the links for the patterns are below the pics - I guess I wasn't clear on that - so I edited this post to be more specific.
...and on the wool I used for the slippers - it was actually just a worsted weight fisherman's wool in off white - which I then dyed after felting. The dye was actually kool-aid ..... more on that some other time ;)

ooglebloops said...

BTW, Jason Witt sent out an email last week that he was abruptly discontinuing his website. :>(

I LOVE, LOVE,LOVE those fingerless gloves!!!! I wish I could knit!! The design and the color = beautiful!!!!

1creativeone said...

Beautimous things are always popping up on your blog Kimmie, I think that the size of your workspace does not define you, but the other way around. I got really scared at the thought of the countdown, yikes! Happy day...

*jean* said...

oo i'm sorry i wasn't home today for tea...love your knits!! went xmas shopping for a bit today....candy from a company that has been making candy for 100 years...it was delightful...

S. Etole said...

that cup of tea or cider looks very inviting with that lovely mitten ...

nancy neva gagliano said...

you just "blow my mind" with all your creative energy...(and i too drool over the smocked-fingerless mitts.) geeeeeeze.

Gaby Bee said...

Simply wonderful! Love your fingerless gloves!

ale said...

hola kimmie!!45 days!!!!! wauu!!this year for me was toooo quickly!!!!!!!! l love to see how you prepare and you are thinking in winter!!!its fun,no??our christmas is in the swimming pool!!!!!!! l love your knitting...that little presents are beautifull!!!!big big inspiration!! l send you an enormous kiss!!!!!!!!

:: elk :: said...

the gloves are amazing...it ALL is!

:: elk :: said...

none in your shop?

Linda said...

Your knitting looks so perfect! And you've wrapped them beautifully. Well I've printed out the patterns....now for the next step! (Thank you for the links)
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