Thursday, December 21, 2006

Getting Handknitted Gifts Rocks!

One more time: Thank you all so much for the comments on the Fake Isle hat. I've been getting so many compliments around town, that I'm starting to get a little embarrassed. It's pretty hard to embarrass me, too! I seriously love that hat. The pattern's awesome, but the Paton's SWS that I used made it extra-special, since it was a gift from a friend, and I'd been wanting to try it for so long.

I went knitting yesterday with my friend, Carrie, and look what she brought for me! Isn't that the cutest little snowman you've ever seen? She knitted him for me, and I love him! He is so cute and squishy!

I was going to post about him right when I got home from running my errands, but while out and about, I started feeling a little sick. Tired, stomach ache. You know. Blah. So, I came home and took a nap. Then, after I went and got the kids and Hubby got home from work, I got in the recliner and zoned out. I didn't even knit! So, you know I was sick. I feel a lot better now. I guess I'm just wearing myself out with all of this holiday stuff.

I am going to show off a gift I knitted, too. (Hope that's not tacky!) I actually showed a pic of this rooster cloth before, but I did it all blurry so no one could tell it was a rooster. I did that because I knew if the person it was for saw a rooster she'd know it was hers. I gifted it with a felted soap yesterday, though, and she told me this morning that she loves the little rooster. Do you think I typed rooster enough yet? LOL

Well, I hope everyone has the most wonderful holiday season, ever! I can't believe how close it is. Today, the second graders are wearing their pjs, and are watching the Polar Express. LD spent a lot of time picking out just the right pajamas, and wore her fuzzy robe. I have to be there around 2 or so for the "winter vacation" party. I'm going to be snapping some pics. They grow so fast.

I don't know how much I'll be able to be on the computer for the next week, or so! Hopefully, I'll be able to keep up on my blog reading. I have so many feeds on my bloglines, it's not even funny.

I have things to do! Thanks for reading! Thanks to Carrie, for the adorable snowman!!
Happy Holidays Everybody!!
Hope you have lots of free time for knitting.


Anonymous said...

Oooh! That snowman is AWESOME! Way to go Carrie.

Have fun with the kids! Merry Holidays to you all. ;)


cps said...

Love the felted soap too!!! It's so pretty that I almost don't want to use it:)
I have a cute sqishy snowman too! Carrie is so awesome! I wish I could knit as fast as her and maybe my pair of socks wouldn't be taking 4 months to complete. But back to work and off to the party. Are you wearing your P.J.'s there??? Me???? Ahhh, NO:)

Nora said...

Merry Xmas. x

Anonymous said...

Cute snowman!

PJ's to school - we never got to do anything fun like that. They must have loved it.

g-girl said...

i absolutely love the snowman! I really like the rooster too. how'd you paint it?? that's a great idea! polar express..we used to do that when I taught preschool..built a cardboard train and everything. :) you better get some rest!!

schrodinger said...

What a cute snowman!

Momo said...

That's a wonderful cloth, Ar. Merry xmas!

AR said...

The paint on the rooster cloth is fabric paint. I just lightly brushed it on the design to bring it out. I read it on a blog, and it's ok to use on dishes still.

Janice said...

Very fun snowman!! LUcky you. Have a very Merry Christmas! :-)

Anonymous said...

What a great snowman Carrie knitted for you! And the rooster cloth is too cute--have a very Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

That's the cutest lil ol snowman and what a great gift he is. He'll keep an eye on the stash! Train him to eat the moths before they have a chance. hehe

The felted soap is fab.

Hope you all had fun at the pj party!

Jane said...

Oh I love that snowman - lucky you!