With Christmas Day already past, I’m beginning to feel the old year sigh its last, and sense the whispers of the new year to come. I’m ready to welcome it. Boxing Day is a good day to be at home, get some rest, and enjoy the beginning of winter. It’s not too cold, but not warm; not exactly sunny, but not cloudy either. In between is a fine enough place to be.
Christmas was happy, peaceful, fun, and lasted just the right amount of time. This was the first of many lovely gifts I opened yesterday:
My sister Ellen knit this beautiful scarf for me! She modified Wisp from Knitty, making it narrower and without the button detail. It’s so warm and soft, and it’s even more special because this is the first thing anyone has knit for me. We three sisters are a crafty bunch, for sure.
I put the finishing touches on this Ripple Lace Linen Basket Liner (by Amy King from KBoY) for Judy and wrapped it up, but I knew that it was too small to fit her favorite bread basket. I’m going to undo the bind off row and add another couple of inches. She loves it, though, and I’m pleased that the whole family will get to enjoy something I knitted for them. The yarn is Euroflax Originals Linen in Mustard.
Sundara makes it very difficult to finish any of the knitting that is already in progress. The second mailing in the Autumn Seasons Yarn Club was this “Mossy” sock yarn. I might have to cast on a pair of Nutkin socks before the
week day is out!
I hope your own Boxing Day is just right, whatever you’re doing today, and that you’re surrounded by the love of family and friends, as I am —