Mark's mom is visiting us and so Mark wanted to have a little pre-Christmas Christmas while she was here. So we bought a small live tree, got out a box of ornaments and a single strand of lights, and Mark whipped up a batch of egg nog.
Just finished another pair of sock -- FINALLY. I hated making these socks for a number of reasons, but mainly because I was knitting a stitch pattern on the cuffs that was very hard to see both in the knitting of and seeing the pattern. But even though I hated them, I was too stubborn to just give up on them!
So these socks have put me way behind in my sock knitting because I just wasn't very motivated to work on them and didn't want to start a new set on a different set of needles. (If I had done that, I think I would have never finished the camo-socks.) I think it has taken me a year to finish them!!
I was finally motivated to get them done because I wanted to take a fun set of socks to work on while traveling back and forth to Adina's. So now I'm on to a new set of socks using the same pattern but a much lighter/nicer color way! Much softer yarn, too.
This is the anniversary card that I made for Adina and Zeke. I had been thinking of making some sort of mini fiber art quilt, but then realized that the first anniversary was "paper", so I found this watercolor paper that I had painted and put it together with a wedding photo printed on organza, along with some words from the song "All You Need is Love" by the Beatles printed on linen.
This is Hudson at his favorite game to play in the summertime. He drops his toy in the pool and then takes it out -- over and over and over again. He goes from one set of stairs to the other, and never tires of this.
The espresso machine broke and since we have no moola for repairs, Mark unearthed his Turkish coffee pot from our storage room. We have been enjoying Turkish coffee so much that we are in no hurry to repair or get another espresso machine!
The full workshop just checked out today and as people were settling up their tabs, a couple of them surprized me by buying some of my Crazy By Design things!
One of the women from El Salvador kept asking me about one of the quilts we hanging in the dining room and asking if it were for sale, but it is the one quilt on the walls that isn't mine! It is one that we bought from one of our instructors. So when she said "I want to take your quilt home," I thought she was kidding. But when I rang up her total she said, "does that include the quilt?!"
This is the one that she bought.
Then another woman bought one of my beaded ties and a knitted scarf!
We are between workshops today, so I'll get a few hours in my studio. I'm working on more ties with a guitar theme.
The next workshop checks in tomorrow, but it is not so big as this last one.