These are some of my snow people, and the little cardboard houses given to me by my sister Sarah. She thought I needed a little group of houses like this to remind me of the village we had when we were children. That one – with its very tiny houses, mirror lakes, and porcelain skaters – was our mother’s when she was a child, and now it lives at our sister Ellen’s house.
These are the beautiful wool felt trees made by my crafty and talented sister Sarah. She was inspired by this pattern. I just love them!
This is the Koolhaas hat I made for my coworker C. It’s Malabrigo worsted merino in the Roanoke colorway. I used size 7 dpn’s and knit the pattern exactly as written. I had such fun knitting it, and it took me just a few days from start to finish. I hope it will keep C warm all winter.
I’ve also been working on a couple of top-secret last-minute Christmas projects. I photographed one before I sent it off, but I hope I remember to snap the other one!
I’ve filled my little home with all the things that make me happy at this time of year – little bits of old and new that mean Christmas and Winter and Joy. My few shopping trips and a couple of knitting marathons mean that I have special gifts to give to the special people in my life, and there’s wrapping to be done.
On this evening I’m surrounded by my Christmas while I wait for news about my little mother’s latest hospital admission. What else can happen, we ask ourselves? She is in good hands, we’re not too worried, and both of my sisters and one of my brothers are there. My heart is a little tattered, but safe yet.