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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas is 5 days away!

Some of us are making the last ditch effort to finish Christmas gifts in time so we didn't all knit donation items today. Barbara found a yarn called "Team Spirit" and is making a scarf for a family member whose favorite team is the Pittsburgh Steelers (at least I think that's what she said. I'm not a big sports fan). We all thought it was a bumble bee! LOL! Anyway, the yarn comes in slow color changes so you don't have to tie and knot new colors. It just happens, like magic!
 Debbie pulled up her sleeves and readied herself to dive into her hat pattern.
 There was a bit of tinking and slipping stitches but she's back on track and working along.
 Cinzia finished a slouchy hat which was inspired by the Spiral Hat pattern. The yarn has some angora in it so it's really soft.
 Then she pulled out the mermaid tail she's crocheting for a friend's daughter, which has to be done before Christmas. 
 The whole body of the tail is crocheted in Crocodile Stitch. It uses a BOATLOAD of yarn! But it's going to be epic! I wish I could see the expression on the little girl's face when she sees this on Christmas morning.
 Yes, we were a busy bunch today.
Tonight's group was just as busy once we were finished looking at photos of Beth's new grandson. Oh what a cutie pie! And his cheeks!!! Kissably cute is an understatement!
Carole picked up on her Minty Bricks with a lovely variegated blue fingering weight yarn.
And Beth worked on a Hitchhiker with an older edition of Periwinkle Sheep Rhinebeck color.
Dorah finished the first mitten with another Periwinkle Sheep yarn.
I might have to buy this pattern after seeing....
how cozy Beth's shawlette is.
Last week I told you about the shawl I wanted to make for myself to wear to a Christmas Eve party. Well, I'm about 1/3 of the way through and not sure it will be done in time. It has to have time to block too so it might become next year's shawl. As the Chicks reminded me, it's not like I don't have others to wear! LOL!
Since my shawl requires rigid concentration, I put it aside to work on a Miss Winkle that I started in October. The mohair blend yarn has a nice halo and fuzziness that softens it.
Cinzia's daughters made each of us a Christmas star for our decorations using an origami technique. They are such talented girls. So on that note...
Let me wish you all a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
See you next year!

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