Family Christmas 2017

A Merry Christmas Indeed

I love being around my family, and Christmas is usually the time I get to spend the most concentrated amount of time with many of them.

Mom and Kelly Christmas 2014
My mom and niece Kelly

Being known as “the knitter” in the family, my family often thinks of me when they see knitting-related items at a yard sale or flea market.  My sister-in-law in Massachusetts (she’s the one the used to be my sister-out-of-law until they changed the laws) is an avid yard sale person, so I was the proud recipient of all this:

And I Get Gifts

Americas Knitting Book
Americas Knitting Book

Knitting Gift Christmas 2014 1

Knitting Gift Christmas 2014 2

The copy of “America’s Knitting Book” by Gertrude Taylor is a great book, especially for someone looking for a great beginner’s guide to knitting.  The stack of patterns/magazines were mostly Classic Elite patterns with such famous designer names as Linda Pratt, Kristin Nicholas and Melissa Leapman.  There were also some miscellaneous magazines and random designs.

Current Knitting

I finished the third of three hats, any of which my niece Sadie is welcome to have.

Three Hats one for Sadie

I have to admit, I really love Stephen West’s “Westward” hat design.  It allowed me to try a new technique (to me) for the Latvian braid, and it makes a really nice hat.

I’d model it for you, but I would make it look like crap.

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