Wednesday, December 8, 2010

happy wednesday!

stopping by for a quick update of a few finished ADVENTure projects. these are wrapped and ready to bless! I love that. having my gifts waiting and ready to give. let's be honest, most years I'm up until 3:00 am the night before we leave for holiday wrapping gifts.

this week I'm focusing on being unhurried. I may inevitably be "busy" but I'm challenging myself to be unhurried amidst the busy. taking the time I need to recharge, connect with others, and savor all that the celebration of His birth has to offer!

Pattern: Dolores Park Cowl
Yarn: Trendsetter Yarns, Granito, Color 4
Needles: US 13 circular
Project Notes: love the feel of this yarn!! so soft against your face. I used one and a half skeins of yarn.

I can't get enough of these! this time in Cascade 220, black.

and these again, by special request. I finally found a colorway that may match her kitchen!

finished gift count: 15
finished santa count: 5
finished home deco count: 3


Modisch Schreibt said...

The cowl looks great !!! I imagine it is an incredibly quick knit ...hmmmm, maybe I will make one this evening on such large needles !!!! GENIUS !

At Home Mommy Knits said...

So lovely to see you! Love that cowl on you. You have so many lovely gifts that you have created. Your friends and family are truly blessed. I hope you have a lovely week being present.

From All Stitched Up said...

I love your projects. I've got the itches to do something for myself and your cowl looks like a relaxing project/ I am finally getting "out from under" and I agree with your more relaxed approach to the next few weeks. I want to bask in the season.

Gloria said...

Beautiful eyes you have there! They look great with your pretty cowl!
Your loved ones are very blessed to receive these amazing gifts from you. How thoughtful you are Kristyn!
I hope you have a Merry Christmas season!

a friend to knit with said...

hi, you. :)
you are so good.
i need to cast on for a cowl.

rosemary said...

love the idea of being unhurried...i'm trying hard to be that and ENJOY the season.
your knitting projects are wonderful, i haven't made a cowl yet and yours makes me want one.
great header.

Firefly said...

Hi K! Sounds like you're way ahead of the rush -- good for you! I think I'm about caught up too, but I still feel panicky at times -- like I've forgotten someone or something. My mom was so good at being unhurried -- wish I was more like her!

Firefly said...

p.s. Love your cowl -- beautiful!

stitching under oaks said...

you go girl! knocking out the gifts. You'll stay warm in that cowl for sure. I finished kenzie's mitts last weekend...totally changed the yarn to match her new coat. they turned out're so right those toast are a great knit. hope your week has been good. we're off to another b-ball game tonight....3 wins so far this week!

Larissa said...

Lady you are a knitting machine! Love that cowl - and how cute are you peeking out. I'm peeking out these days too - it's been high of 34 all week and this california girl (i realize it's been 14 years but still) is freezing! LOVE "unhurried amidst the busy" - it's all in our perspective, isn't it? Enjoy all this pre-holiday time.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Great cowl. Love to see you peeking out from within its warmth! Very cute. I'm also liking the colors of those washcloths. I've been making stacks of them for little Christmas gifts. Such quick projects are very welcome right about now.

Stephanie said...

Love it all! I'm pretty busy these days but my goal is to be busy now and then I will step away from everything and enjoy the holiday fully. Can't wait!! But we're also finding time to relax and enjoy during the crazy time too, glad to hear you are as well.

APA said...

"...and ready to bless!"

And I love that. It's a beautifully warm and giving sentiment, exactly what "presence" should be this time of the year in remembering, celebrating love and joy.

Joyful, joyful!


The WoodLand School said...

Awesome gifts here, Kristyn! And you're right -- never can have too much Toast! :-)