13 December 2006

As Martha Stewart would say ...

This is a good thing: These are my goodies from Kim, as part of the KTC Holiday Swap! She knit the blue stocking for me, and it is the softest, fuzziest, squooshiest thing ever! She also sent the small mitten ornament that the small Rudolph is "holding," which is made from soy silk, as well as some peppermint bark candy, and the small Rudolph ("flying" over the small Christmas tree that someone else - try to guess who) knocked over. Is this not a most excellent group of things?? As you can see, bigger Rudolph is pretty happy about all of it as well ...

One thing that really surprised me about this, was that during the summer, when I participated in the KTC Travelers' Swap, I also got matched up with Kim! I sent the moderators a note, saying if they wanted to permanently match me with her, that would be fine ...

Thanks Kim! You did it again, sending me all kinds of stuff that I absolutely am thrilled to have.

Actual Knitting Content!

I hope anyone reading this is sitting down, because I am actually going to show you some completed items. Nothing major, but by now I'm sure you know how long it takes me to knit *anything* so you should be impressed to know that I made four of these: Yep, Christmas tree dishcloths! (Yes, I know they are slightly different sizes. So sue me.) I saw this pattern last year around Christmastime, and made two then, and decided I wanted to make as many more as I could with the Kitchen Cotton I had in this green color. I got two more out of it, and I like the way they turned out. As you can see, they are reversible, so no matter what side you use, you can still see the Christmas tree. Which, if you are a Holiday Fanatic like I am, is a very important consideration ... three of them will go along with gifts to friends and family, and one will stay here with us.

So you see, I do actually knit, and even occasionally, complete something. I know, stranger than truth ...

How Many Days??

In bakery terms, the number of days left until Christmas would be an even dozen!!
(Mmmm ... bakery ...)

3 comments:

KSD said...

You are very welcome for everything. Maybe the moderators can just set us up as permanent swap partners!? You're great fun to plan packages for.

Carol said...

Very nice indeed! Your dishcloths are great! Love that shade of green, very Christmas tree greeny! Back to the cards! Big or small, it'a all knitting!

lmj said...

I am seriously coveting that stocking. Don't let me into your house anytime soon. I'll need time for something shiny to catch my eye--whoops! A paper clip! Yay!

Bridget's dishcloths do rock and mine has been in use for several years now and still works great. Cats dig them, too. :)