22 December 2013

closed for the season ~ posted by Melissa

the stockings hats were hung on the coat rack with care
 
 
the mittens were as well
 

bags are ready for stuffing
 



faraway gifts have been posted
a few other things need wrapping
 
twenty gifts in two months
 
I'm tired :)
 
my husband declared this morning "Santa's Sweatshop is officially closed"
 
Vixen and I are ready to savor the rest of the holiday season
 
 
are you ready?
 
I hope so ~ it's time to enjoy family and friends and celebrate!
 
Don't forget about our New Year's Knitalong !  There's still plenty of time to gather the pattern and yarn before our cast on party January 1st!
 
Happy holidays, blog friends near and far.
I enjoy our time here together immensely and look forward to 2014 and all it brings!
 
Ho ho ho :)
Melissa
 


27 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Melissa.
    I am still knitting away on my grandfather's sweater, but if I finish soon I would love to join in on the newest kal, I even have the yarn!

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    1. Merry Christmas to you as well, Tradey! And it's never too late to join our kal's ~ there is still one person just finishing up the 2013 New Year kal so whenever you decide you're ready, pm your email address to my on Ravelry and I'll get you added to the blog!

      I'd love for you to join us this time!

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  2. Merry Christmas! That is quite lot of hand knit presents! Congrats to you for getting them all done. I have my roving for the KAL on order. It is being dyed and I'll start spinning it on the 1st!

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    1. I can't wait to see your yarn Andee ~ I'm intrigued!!! And you're spinning it yourself...of course you are :)

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  3. Great photos and colors for all pieces. That's a lot, I might see a few, come Christmas Eve night? Way to go Melissa!

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    1. shoot ~ I completely forgot to knit for Jason's side of the family :)

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  4. Merry Christmas Melissa! Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing, and fun holiday season. Have so enjoyed meeting you this year! I think I will join the Spire KAL. Love Jeff's!! Haven't progressed much on Quill, but will keep persevering! Also, have been looking for an excuse to buy some Loft!!

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    1. Did I know you were doing Leaves with us, Sue? I've forgotten so I'm sorry! I may have deleted you as a contributor so make sure to pm me your email address on Ravelry and I'll get you added again!

      I love that you're going to tackle Spire with us :)

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  5. PS Your Christmas knits are so gorgeous! Especially love the mittens!!

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  6. Merry Christmas!!!!! You have been a busy knitting elf :)

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    1. Happy holidays to you as well, Karen ~ I see that you've been enjoying your time with the kids!

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  7. Lovely knitted gifts and great colours. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. I hope you had a Merry Christmas as well, Dixie!

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  8. oh my goodness melissa!! look at your knits!! they are gorgeous, each and every one! i want to wear each hat and glove and carry those bags! i love how you've photographed them (i LOVE those hats) and that little reindeer. omg, i just really love everything. how sweet and generous you are to have made all these gifts, i don't know if i would be able to give them away. did i say how much i love those hats? :)
    you are amazing, i am really inspired.
    have a merry merry (restful) christmas dear,
    and cast on something just for you now. ;)
    love, lori

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    1. feelin' the love :)
      thanks, Lori ~ I napped most of the day today so the resting is underway...now to cast on something for myself!!

      Hope you and your family had the merriest Christmas!

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  9. Merry christmas!!!! I am ready for jan. 1!

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    1. Did Santa eat allllllll the sprinkles your little one left for him?? it was ALOT :)

      I'm ready for January 1st, too....except I don't know what yarn I'll use yet!

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  10. Santa can't hold a candle to your work. I've seen Elf, and frankly, you are a lot more impressive. I hope by now you are relaxed and enjoying the remainder of the holiday season. Whatcha making for you? Hmmm... I could look in your projects to see if there are some hints.

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    1. I'm just finishing up a few things that have been laying around while I'm waiting to start the New Years Knitalong ~ I'm itching to cast on something new but trying to avoid the temptation since I want Spire to have my undivided attention!

      I did just finish something I started over 3 years ago ~ just need to get it blocked and then I'm really excited to share it :)

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    2. Nice. Finishing something always feels sooooo good. Happy New Year, lil' friend.

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  11. Everything looks picture perfect. I especially love the mittens. And the bags. And the moose head. And the hats. Ok I love it all.

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    1. And by moose I really mean raindeer:).

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    2. you're funny, Sanja :) ~ I knew what you meant but it took me a second!
      thank you!

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  12. You've already heard me wax eloquent, but

    Hot. Dawg.

    It's gotta be a bad sign that I'm so turned on by beautifully executed rustic knits. I love your aesthetic. Have you considered creating a coffee-table book or calendar with these?

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  13. if that's a bad sign, Will, we're both in trouble (thanks!) ~ no book or calendar planned but you may have just sparked a little lightbulb in my noggin (although not a 40 or 60 watt ~ hehe)

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