Note: I meant to post this right after New Years but it got so cold that our internet literally froze!
A Merry (late) Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed family company and ate lots of food!
A lot of people are doing posts about the past year and their favorite FOs and projects. I’ve actually only been doing this blog for about 3 months and decided to post pone a “best of” post until next year when I have better documented my projects. But I would love to share my wonderful Christmas presents which will inspire new works for 2015.
I’ve been enjoying one of my Christmas presents for about 4 months now (See the October post here). My mom signed me and her up for the Dream in Color Club. It started in September and is very exciting to get a new yarn and pattern every month! I’m thrilled with this gift because these yarns and patterns are out of my comfort zone. I don’t think I would have chosen any of these colorways or put them with these patterns. It’s been an exciting journey!
This is like the gift that keeps on giving! It has taught my to open my eyes and look at stuff I normally would write off as not my style.
Now for my in-laws…
I’ve known my husbands family for 5 years now and they really have gotten to know me and my likes and dislikes. This year they were spot on with all of their gifts. They had a little help from some suggestions and my husband but I was still overwhelmed by their thoughtfulness.
My brother in law had me for the sibling gift exchange and he was spot on! I saw this book Knit Your Own Zoo at Brookfield Zoo in the gift shop. I almost made an impulse buy but then my husband reminded me that Christmas was right around the corner. This was perfect because my brother in law loves animals. He used to work and the zoo so this was a perfect gift. As he handed me the gift he reminded me that he is has a son on the way and he’ll probably like animals too (hint hint). He also got my a gift certificate to my LYS Knitche. I can’t wait to use it for my next Spring KAL (knit a long) project.
From my In-Laws I got the Snowfling Mitten Kit from Tanis Fiber Arts. I’ve had my eye on these ever since I saw them and I was so excited to get them. I got the colors Charcoal & Natural with a Poppy lining.
I have already hand wound these (Edit: I have already finished these because I was so excited and it was getting so cold). The yarn is so soft and luscious. The Poppy has some cashmere in the blend and it is just so soft I can’t wait to wear these.
My In-Laws also got my this little yarn tote from YarnPop. It is the perfect little bag the holds a couple balls of yarn and has two holes that you can put the yarn through if you want so the balls don’t roll around. This will be perfect for when I start my Quadrifurcus hat!
I also got a little Christmas gift for my self from Knitche’s December Pop-Up. They had Rauma of Norway presented by The Yarn Guys. My KAL leader Amanda Davidson, introduced me to the Quadrifurcus hat and she recommended this yarn.
Happy New Year to you all! Here’s to many more knitting projects in 2015.