The Cozy Stripe blanket is a slow growing blanket. This may be a forever project because I swear it's going to take me FOREVER to finish it. I think I'm going to add a progress keeper and move it monthly. Then maybe I'll feel like I actually see it grow. The goal was to use only stash yarn but I think I may buy another skein of the cream color. What's shown in the picture is all I have left of it. The cream color adds a bit of brightness and helps break up the dark colors.
My take-a-long project is the Liula scarf. It's a pay for pattern by Potter & Bloom and can be found on Ravelry. She did a CAL in early fall. I didn't participate because goodness knows I'd never finish on time. Most of the scarfs for the CAL were done in beautiful gradient yarns. I wanted a more neutral color so I went with Knit Picks Stroll Fingering. It's a lovely pattern and I will probably make another at some point.
The blue peaking out from behind the scarf is a recent splurge. I bought a Fringe and Co. field bag. I have wanted one for the longest time. I got it on a recent trip to Fiber Space in Alexandria, VA. I didn't buy any yarn and there wasn't any shipping cost so it was a win/win situation. Oh, the stories I tell myself to justify a hefty purchase. But I do really like it :) It's already accompanied me on a recent road trip to pick up my daughter from college.
We put up our tree on Thanksgiving Day. Binxy is always the first of the animals to nest under the tree. I call her the first present.
Not to be outdone, Avi wanted to nest is the Christmas card basket. Every year the number of cards we receive is less and less. Most of our friends post their family pictures to Facebook.
Count-down Santa and I are back at watching the days of December tick away. I wished they didn't go by quite so quickly.
I hope you are having a wonderful start to December. Thank you for stopping by for a visit, Lisa