So some socks for Christmas gifts.
These are from this pattern. They knit up small. They were for someone else and I changed the recipient after finishing due to the size being way smaller then I anticipated.
I knit this pair for my dad for Christmas. The pattern is Quickie Socks from The Joy of Socks by Linda Kopp. They came out nice. They look wonky off the foot. Long and strange looking but once on they are great. I think he will like them. I am hoping the size is okay.
I made this adorable hat for a little girl that comes into the library. Looked super cute on her. I forgot how awesome a little knit like this is. You feel like you have tackled the world with just a quick few hours of knitting. I must do more baby stuff...for OTHER people.....not me!!!
The thank you card her momma gave to me was so sweet. A bear, yarn bombing a tree in the forest. Doesn't get better then that as far as I am concerned!!!
So I have come to a cross road with blogging. I love this space but weekly it becomes more of a chore to keep on top of posting. A crappy computer makes uploading photos and just blogging in general a hugely planned event.....fiddling with a temperamental power cord and all that plus life is busy and I really am leaning toward more of my free time spent doing all those crafty things I love to do. I am starting back into another course in January which means free time will dwindle considerably......I may up the antics with my courses and take two in the spring and really bite the bullet and forge ahead in the fall with four.....fiances are a huge part of that plan but bottom line is that any writing I will be doing next year will be in the form of essays after essay hopefully!! I find that my desire to story tell, write, share pictures of those slices of life and my creative endeavors is easily and quickly fulfilled via instagram from my phone....which means I can do it from anywhere......no planning for time or a charged computer needed.
I was going to hold off until the new year but I just feel like it is time now to throw in the blogging towel. I can't even begin to say what writing here for so many years has done for me. I am so proud of everything I have written. I know my words have inspired and that is such a amazing feeling. That they will continue to inspire even after I stop writing. This blog has walked me through some really shitty times and has proven to me how fucking awesome I am. The people that have taken the time to read post after post.....thank you! For the readers who have comment or emailed me, well your words are cherished! All the best, Alisha xo