Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Is A-Comin'!

I've been knitting up a storm lately. It is my new obsession. At some point this fall, I think I crossed the line from casual knitter to knitting fanatic! And, I'm getting much quicker- that's maybe why after 30 years or so (my grandmother taught me as a child) of knitting on-and-off (mostly off!), I've suddenly developed a passion for it. I guess we'll see where it goes.

Right now, I still need to finish DX's vest and a hat for my niece. That's all that I *have* to finish in the next few days or so. Shouldn't be too hard. I'm trying to do mostly hand-made gifts for Christmas- even if they're not ALL made by MY hands! SO, I might add to the knit-for-Christmas list yet. After all, its still November.

Here's the back of DX's vest:

Sunday, November 1, 2009

What a Fall!

It's been one hectic fall so far.

I've had a big project at work, my youngest child started half-day Kindergarten, we've all had the H1N1 flu (except dh), and my father-in-law passed away rather suddenly last weekend.

But, such is life, right?

I've still had some time to knit my sister a sweater for her 40th birthday, though. And the kids all had costumes to wear for trick-or-treating last night (NOT hand-made, mind you!).

I think I'll focus on the positive, and hope that as fall moves closer and closer into winter, we'll be wrapped in family warmth and love, able to brave the cold and snow as we wait for spring sunshine to come again.