Monday, December 1, 2014

December Is Here

This time of year, it's easy to get caught up in the "there aren't enough days left" kind of thinking. I just happen to have a front row seat for the sunrise every morning. Seeing the sun rise reminds me to enjoy each day as it comes. If I can't get it all done today, so be it. I'll try again tomorrow. At this (old) age, I have figured out that the house won't be perfect no matter how hard I work. So I'm going with less-than-perfect and not-so-tired this year.

Pattern: A Nice Ribbed Sock
Yarn: Madelinetosh Dandelion
Needles: size 1.5

We sent Jessica back down the highway today after an extended Thanksgiving visit. It's always hard to tell your children goodbye. Especially this year when she was the only one who could come home. I sent her home with a new pair of mom-made socks as a reminder that I love her. 

This was the first time I had worked with the Dandelion yarn. If I were a sayer-of-bad-words, I would have used every one of them! But I love the finished product. There is nothing inherently wrong with this wool/linen yarn, but it was a difficult combination of yarn, pattern and needles. Trust Jessica to pick a yarn that challenged me.

Mrs. Claus (otherwise known as Mimi) has more knitting going on, too. But she can't show it to you just yet. Good thing that Mrs. Claus/Mimi finds knitting a relaxing activity. Because there still is a good bit to do. 


  1. Ooh, the color is gorgeous on the socks. And I really like your attitude about work, and sunrise.

    1. So happy with the finished socks---so not happy while I was working on them. At least the outcome was a good one.

  2. Your sunrise looks like a watercolor. I can't even imagine knitting socks. Made by Mimi is wonderful.

    1. Thank you. We do have the most marvelous view for the sunrises. When we renovated the house that my inlaws built, we opened up the back of the house and added lots of windows, and discovered this wonderful view. Thanks to my inlaws for setting the house at just the right angle!


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