knitnana: Christmas Eve?

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve?

Where did the week go? I hope everyone got their shopping done, and you're all safe and sound...this storm in the middle of the country sounds terrible, and we're bracing now for freezing rain late tonight into tomorrow...that's not as bad as the blizzard conditions west of here and we hope the electricity holds). But the ice will be on top of all the snow we got last weekend, so it won't be pretty.

I've been fighting a sinus infection for about 2 weeks, and today it hit with a vengeance. Typical, huh? Sick for the holiday? Actually, for me, it's been a few years since this happened, so I suppose I should consider myself lucky.

While I did run out to the grocery store this afternoon, today has mostly been an indoor day and I finished the last of the Christmas gifts that had to be done by tomorrow...(I still have one more thing OTN, but it's okay to wait till next week)

Since they're for the two younger grandsons and I know they're in bed now, I think it's safe to show them...

I used more stash yarn - the Red Heart Kids. My only concern is that the smaller ones will be too small for the three year old. He's a big boy.

But I knew the larger ones (for DGS2) would be fine, as he's a bit bigger than my eldest grandson, and my earlier set is too big for DGS1. So I think everything will be fine - and if they're not, the smaller ones will get donated and I'll make another pair for the littlest grandson.

A bit of knitting detail: the larger pairs were knit on size 8 needles, and the smaller ones on size 5s. The pattern is Basic Mittens for Children which is a free pattern. I'll be making some for our NoSoKnit during 2010, as these are amazingly easy and fast. The smaller pair? I made, start to finish, today. The blue/green pair I had on the needles yesterday at work, but since I didn't have a lot of time to knit yesterday, they were mostly done today. See what I mean? FAST.

The Meezer and I wish you all the very happiest of Christmases, and we're heading off to bed early...

After all, Santa is coming and we don't want him to by-pass us because the lights are on, dontcha know?


Anonymous Emma said...

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2010.

11:06 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

It is nice to think of you doing all your preparations on the East Coast as I'm doing the same here in the midwest. All of our travelers arrived safely and we took our traditional Christmas Eve walk through falling snow - it was delightful! The tree is ready, I'm having a quiet glass of wine to settle down for the evening, and it is lovely to think of all the knitting friends we have across the globe.

Peace and joy to you!

1:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here I am, home from the 11 pm service, which actually concluded at 12 am, so we could truly wish each other Merry Christmas.

I'm too wound up to go straight to bed, plus I had a nap to make sure I could do the late service. Knitting away to calm myself.

Merry Christmas!

1:56 AM  
Blogger Ariel said...

Merry Christmas!!!

9:29 AM  
Blogger squiggi said...

Merry christmas!
Hope Santa's good to you.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Plain Jane said...

Merry Christmas!!! The mittens look great.. {{{HUGS}}}

10:08 AM  

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