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Christmas Comes Early


Hello there. It’s been awhile hasn’t it? Let me explain. No. There is too much. Let me sum up.

Thanksgiving took the family to the winter wonderland that is UTAH. We drove. We might be crazy. There was snow in the Sierra and the driving was hairy and slow. In fact we took the storm with us all the way across Nevada. Drive took two days. Finally arrived in Utah. It was cold, and it snowed. Mostly it was cold. Took a little college tour of Utah State University. Go Aggies. DD really wants to go there. It’s the only college she will submit application. Gutsy move. Had a delightful meal at my lovely niece, Chante’s house. It was her first time hosting Thanksgiving. She is quite young and called it “The Experiment.” Gutsy move. The food was delicious, the company enchanting. Missed the lights at Temple Square by ONE day. It’s a spectacle that should not be missed. Came home. Got A LOT of knitting done while DH drove. 

Started preparing for showers and babies who will arrive soon. Cropped like mad and created about twenty-eight eight by eight scrapbook page layouts from a kit. Used paper from my stash too. No, scrapbook kits do not make scrapbooking easier. Unless they contain pre-cut pre-designed pages. Then they are pretty darn easy. This one did not. It was heaps of work.

Looked at a friend’s Amazon shower registry. She wanted a flannel receiving blanket from an Etsy shop. Thought, “I can make that.”  Bought fabric and notions for two blankets. Must be crazy. Came home and DH asked me to make one for his co-worker. Returned and bought more fabric. Again, must me crazy. Much pre-washing, and ironing, and cutting, and pinning, and reading the sewing machine manual, and hairpulling, and weeping ensued. Yes. I realize there are some run on sentences here, but I’m crazy now, so it’s ok.

While I won’t post photos of Momo’s workshop, as the whole house is a disaster, here’s a look at the fruits of my last ten days…

Oh wait. My projects have found new homes already. Photos or it didn’t happen….Too late. Given away. Too bad.

Speaking of giveaways…It’s time again for my next Buffalo Gold Moon Lite giveaway. Comment on this blog post. Your comment becomes your entry. One entry per person. For complete rules and to see a photo of Moon Lite visit  Contest ends when I draw the winner on Monday December 20th. Winner will receive a skein of Moon Lite and a silk project bag. You will find both items useful if you would like to knit my Prairie Rain Scarf which debuts in the Spring 2011 issue of Interweave Knits.

And all this time you were wondering what was meant by, “Christmas Comes Early.” Now you know.


Author: moknits

I'm an addict. I obsessively shop for yarn and pattern books, then knit like a fiend. When I'm not knitting something out of someone else's head, I'm thinking up designs of my own. When I grow up I want to be Elizabeth Zimmermann. On the rare occasions I'm not knitting, or thinking about knitting, or shopping for knitting, I sometimes bake, cook, garden, read, and exercise. The exercise is not by choice. I only do it to manage pain from a herniated disc. Exercise for me works better than Vicodin, and I highly recommend it.

218 thoughts on “Christmas Comes Early

  1. Sounds like you’ve been busy!

    • Yes, and I actually meant to go to your concert last night. I sewed my way right through it. Please tell me it was sold out. That’s the only thing that will make me feel better.

  2. Wow – sounds like a crazy thanksgiving! Glad you made it there and back despite the snow.

    • Yes, me too. The trip was so worth it. I think Utah State will be the ideal school for R. She wanted to do Asian Studies with a Japanese language emphasis, but could not get into a school with a strong Japanese program. Since her goal was ultimately to teach English in Japan, I was steering her toward Education as a major with a Japanese minor. Utah State has a highly regarded education program, and with an ESL credential she will be well prepared to teach English to Japanese students.

  3. The blanket with matching burp cloth and all 28 scrapbook pages are SO appreciated by this recipient!!! Thanks so much for all your hard work and effort! I have already taken pictures of the blanket and burp cloth, so as soon as I am back on the other computer (where I uploaded them) I will email to you. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness! 🙂 Compliments on the Princess Bride opening to this post.

    • Lacy, I always know something handmade will be put to good use by another knitter. So excited for your new baby! And as of 6pm tonight the house is in somewhat better order. Just the kitchen and 1/2 bath need cleaning. Then more sewing. I made a blanket for Lesley. Need to make the burp cloth. But for the rest of tonight: KNITTING!

  4. Wow what a schedule and congrats on the publication. Sounds like you actually had fun being pressured, because the things you made will be appreciated and it sounds like they were.

    • There was no pressure. I meandered through the projects. Just like I meander through everything. I’m not a fan of pressure. Thanks for your comment Linda!

  5. There’s the curse of doing a good job of making stuff yourself, requests to make more!

    • That’s right. If only the first blanket turned out as well as the second one. Or the second as nicely as the third. The third was the best one. Now I could set up an assembly line and sell them on Etsy. Or maybe not. I think my family would kill me. The house really was a mess.

  6. I love buffalo gold.

  7. Your Prairie Rain scarf sounds very tempting. Now that I have a skein of Moon Lite of my very own (thanks to winning the first drawing) I know I will be anxiously waiting with needles at ready for the Spring issue of Interweave Knits to come out!

  8. My, you have been busy! I am simply waiting—for the random number generator to be generous. And also seconding the kudos on PB quotations.

  9. Missed you all at the shower last weekend. Crazy weekend-one company holiday party, 20 month old sleepover, 5 year old birthday party, friend’s holiday party, used holiday toy sale, and a 1 year old birthday party. Hope to see you soon (and would love to win something this month)!

    • Marin, you’re missing all the good stuff SnB-wise. Yesterday I bought the second installment of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. We could have another get-together. You could stay for knitting and dinner then leave before we show the movie…because, you know, you won’t like it.

  10. As a kid I thought Christmas could never come soon enough. Now I always wish I could postpone for a week or two, to have more time to prepare.

  11. The Moon Lite yarn looks lovely. Congrats on your Praire Rain scarf being in Interweave.

  12. Busy times! I also discovered recently the one good thing about long distance drives…. plenty of knitting time!

  13. Congratulations on the design in Interweave! I’m excited to see it.

  14. I can’t believe anyone would be able to “give” this stuff away… it’s soooo nice 🙂 I’d be wanting to hoard it all!!

    • It’s not coming from my stash. It’s coming directly from BG. Otherwise parting would be such sweet sorrow.

  15. Saw your post on Ravelry and I’ll be looking for your pattern in IK. Congratulations.

  16. Wow, thanks so much for hosting this contest. I can’t wait for the Prairie Rain pattern to be available!

  17. What a great giveaway! It’s perfect, I’m hoping for a subscription to Interweave for Christmas. I haven’t tried Buffalo Gold but the name sounds enticing.

  18. My brother taught English in Japan for 3 years (his major was in history, MA in East Asian History). I don’t think he knew Japanese when he left. He came back 15 years ago fluent in Japanese, with a Japanese wife (a student of his), and is now living in Tokyo as a State Dept. employee. Good luck to DD.

    I made two flannel receiving blankets when I was pregnant. I loved them–they were double thickness and reversible, with triangle hoods on one corner.

    Love Buffalo Gold yarn!! The colors are luscious too.

    • Thanks for your comment. Daughter is in fourth year Japanese, but so good to know she can easily make up deficiencies!

  19. Congrats on your pattern! Looking forward to seeing it!

  20. Great contest! Congratulations on your pattern.

  21. Your scarf is lovely! Congrats on your first publishing as well! I do so hope to win so I can knit that scarf in buffalo goodness!

  22. Wow, you sound like me when I’m in the middle of making a bunch of gifts. Wait, like I am right now (also because of a husband). I think we are allowed to be cut a bit of slack on our grammar and word choice while we’re in the middle of being crazy. Sooner or later, we’ll get better! Good luck with all the projects!

    Oh, and mmm, Buffalo Gold. :o)

  23. oh the yarn is no nice!

  24. What beautiful colors. Would love to win and looking forward to the pattern when my magazine arrives.

  25. Beautiful Yarn I haven’t tried that kind yet but looks like it would be wonderful.

  26. Yay! I love luxury yarn giveaways. I saw your post on Rav and thought I’d stop in. Congratulations on getting your pattern published!

  27. May you have a beautiful 2011!

  28. Sewing always makes me want to pull my hair out. For some reason, I still keep doing it, and driving myself crazy along the way.

  29. Mmm.Buffalo Gold. Now that’s something I’d like to experience.

  30. Lovely stuff! But what color should be used for the prairie scarf??

    • Um, your favorite color. I knit it in tuscany. That’s the gold one. But if I knit it again I’d do it in Sapphire. That’s the darker blue one. If I made it for my daughter I’d go for the purple one.

  31. The yarn looks fantastic – I haven’t knit with Moon lite yet, but what an opportunity! Great pattern and fabulous yarn!

  32. I can’t imagine being in Utah right now, it’s cold enough here on the east coast. But I’m glad your trip was a success. Thanks for the nifty giveaway!

  33. Congrats on your first published pattern! What a generous way to celebrate!

  34. It’s great to knit while someone else drives. Not only is it productive, it makes the trip go so quickly,

  35. Congratulations on the publication of your scarf pattern in Interweave Knits!

  36. Love your blog & am looking forward to seeing your pattern in the mag.

  37. Love your blog & look forward to seeing your pattern

  38. Buffalo Gold giveaway? That is a nice Christmas present. Cool.

  39. wow, congratulations on your published pattern! the yarn sounds scrumptious.

  40. Congrats on having your pattern published! 🙂

  41. We recently had the people who own and run this business at our LYS and they were amazing. 🙂 Lovely, lovely stuff they make.

  42. Buffalo Gold is crazy wonderful. I’m excited about Moon Lite!

  43. It’s amazing how many things we manage to cram into this time of year, isn’t it? All these projects, knitting for others, I think I’d be selfish and use the Buffalo Gold for myself! Looking forward to seeing your pattern in IK.

  44. Lovely giveaway. If I win I’ll have time to sneak in another Christmas gift.

  45. I’ve had the same luck lately with projects… I’m so excited to get them done and to their recipients that I completely blank on pictures! One of these days though I’ll get pictures of everything… Or maybe I won’t and just let it lie… I like the second idea better!

  46. You’ve certainly been busy! And you’ve been to some beautiful places and must have seen awesome scenery! *drool*

    Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!

  47. Congratulations on the pattern in Interweave! That yarn looks scrumptious.

  48. Knitting while driving in a snowstorm? Sounds like my kinda holiday!

  49. Comment on *this* post? To win free yarn? I can do that!

    *crosses crossable appendages*

  50. Would love to win some Buffalo Gold and I look forward to seeing your pattern published.

  51. I love this giveaway…Crossing my fingers

  52. Now I know why your Prairie Rain pattern disappeared from Ravelry – I wish I’d snagged it when I had the chance!

    I also share your apparent admiration for the “gutsy move.”

  53. Logan is a nice little town, and Utah is a beautiful place to live. Congrats on the Interweave publish.

  54. I knew there was a reason I don’t own a sewing machine! Sounds like gorgeous blankets though 🙂

  55. I am very much looking forward to your prairie rain pattern.I’m a prairie girl and I know how lovely the rain can be and I’m sure your pattern is just as pretty.

  56. I can certainly understand the pain of going back and forth for fabric. I used to live just five minutes from two fabric stores. I moved, and now the nearest ones are all ten minutes away, and they’re only a fraction of the size of the old one. D=

  57. It must be so exciting to have a pattern published in Interweave Knits. Congratulations!

  58. Congrats on getting your pattern published!

  59. Congrats on your first published pattern!

  60. I look forward to your pattern. Congratulations.

  61. Congratulations on your upcoming pattern in Interweave! Good luck getting everything done on time.

  62. I completely understand how you feel about Christmas! I hope that you get some R and R before the holiday 🙂

  63. Congratulations on being published in Interweave. That is awesome!

  64. Congrats on your pattern being published, I can’t wait to check it out.

  65. Gotta love winter travel through the mountains! But it’s better than being unemployed in Greenland!

  66. Mane

    is my favorite

  67. congrats on getting a pattern into the magazine!!

  68. Wow. Sewing, Knitting AND Scrapbooking? I don’t even want to think about the sizes of your stashes. LOLOL

  69. I only wish I had somewhere far away to go to this Christmas. It might be the only way I have time to knit. Congratulations on your first IK publication. I’m looking forward to seeing it.

  70. Wow, I thought I had a busy few weeks! But now you’re on the other side of things and can hopefully take a bit of time for yourself!

    • Sam-I am taking time for myself. In all the years I have been knitting I have NEVER knit anything for myself. I decided it was time to pamper myself with a handknit, and I’m making a Haruni for me! I’m using Araucania Itata Multy in shades of pink. Itata is 70% merino, 15% silk and 15% bamboo. I won it at my SnB gift swap, and it is lucious!

  71. the yarn looks amazingly beautiful!

  72. Love the colors! Congrats on the IK publishing.

  73. Don’t you love to knit while driving? Glad you were able to get so much done and congrats on your first published pattern!

  74. The Buffalo Gold yarn is beautiful! Congratulations on your publication in Interweave. I’m looking forward to seeing it! 🙂

  75. I fear I’ll be in the same position with Christmas knitting this year, that is, finished just in time to gift but not to photograph. Congratulations on the interweave pattern.

  76. ooh pretty!

  77. I am intrigued by the sound of the Prairie Rain pattern, even more so knit with the lovely buffalo. Congrats!!

  78. Congrats on the pattern! Yarn looks yummy.

  79. Congrats on getting your pattern in Interweave Knits!!

    This yarn is so beautiful.

  80. Ohh. pretty. I sure would like to try that Moon Lite. It’s gorgeous. Will look for your pattern.

  81. Love the yarn! I would love to give it a try.

  82. I know the pain of getting a sewing machine narrow hemmer to work, but at least you knew to prewash the flannel-I’ve had some flannels shrink 15% or more!

    • I couldn’t believe I started with 45 inches and ended up with 35 inches. I knew it would shrink, but this was an entirely unexpected lot of shrinkage.

    • And also…I do not have a hemmer. Unless you count me, my two hands and my iron. Lord help me.

  83. What beautiful yarn and what a generous give-away! Found you in Ravelry…

    We drove through Utah one October (from Oregon, to Colorado, and back to upstate NY)… there was more than one road blocked due to snow drifts. And I thought I lived in a snowy place… (the lake belt in NY)

  84. Congratulations on being published! The yarn looks lovely…I selfishly hope I win!

  85. I’m SO glad I stayed home this Thanksgiving. My mom tried to persuade me to travel to Chicago (I live in NC)…but I didn’t want to deal with possible delays due to bad weather.

  86. Wow! Sounds like you’ve had an event filled couple of weeks. I remember my first big Thanksgiving. I couldn’t even call Mom for help, as I was in Italy and she was in Arizona. It turned out well despite my not knowing what I was doing.

  87. Congrats on getting a pattern in the magazine!

  88. Congratulations on getting published! I bet that’s a dream come true!! I know it’d be my dream come true. :oD

  89. The yarn looks fantabulous! Hope the random number generator likes me this time. 🙂

    Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway, and I can’t wait to see the Prairie Rain pattern!

  90. Is your daughter a senior this year? My son is a junior and we are just not ready for college visits. My daughter graduated from college a year ago so it is one child a time. I have been obessed with knitting since the ’80s but had a period of cold turkey non-knitting in the 90’s. Congratulations on getting in Interweave! Please enter me in the drawing. When Evelyn Clark spoke at our local guild (Snohomish Kntitters) she mentioned how Buffalo Gold atarted her on a shawl design and I have had that in the back of my mind for a while now.

    • We thought college visits now were good timing, but apparently other parents did this while their kids were juniors. California college applications are cuthroat! That’s why she’s going to Utah State.

  91. Congrats on your first published pattern!

  92. I’m curious…what did you knit on your trip?

    A skein of buffalo Gold sounds wonderful. I have Bijou Basin Ranch yak blend yarn, and that’s yummy, so it makes me REALLY want to try bison!

  93. Congrats on publishing your pattern and to who ever wins the yarn!

    Happy Holidays!!!

  94. I am ready for a new project with gorgeous yarn!

  95. Well the colors look amazing that I can tell!! I’ve never touched tencel or buffalo yarn before, so I don’t even know what it feels like, but I’m sure it must be amazing since so many people are raving about it here!

  96. I love Buffalo Gold yarn! Congrats on the pattern in Interweave Knits.

  97. Congratulations on being published– that must be very exciting. The Buffalo Gold is just beautiful, and that’s very generous of you to be giving it away.

  98. Okay, here’s my comment! I totally want to win some of that delicious yarn. 😀

    And I feel bad, because I know one of those blankets was for me. I didn’t know it caused weeping!

    • I had all the bugs worked out by the time I made B’s blanket. No problemo. That’s why it’s the best one.

  99. Congratulations on the Prairie Rain Scarf pattern. Interweave Knits is one of my favorite magazines and I look forward to seeing your pattern in the next issue! Thank you having this giveaway. I have never even seen Buffalo Gold yarn. Have a Happy Holiday.

  100. Beautiful yarn!

  101. Congrats on being published!

  102. Congratulations on your pattern in IK!

  103. Sounds like an interesting trip, but very different weather from when we went to Utah. Of course the middle of July does tend to be just a tad bit warmer than this time of year! Congradulations on having your scarf published!

  104. Congrats on your pattern being published! I can’t wait to get that issue. The yarn is gorgeous too 🙂

  105. I clicked over from ravelry. thanks for this giveaway! I’ve never tried Buffalo Gold yarns and would love a chance to!

  106. I love free…congratulations getting your pattern published I’m looking forward to seeing your design.
    The yarn looks great!

  107. Wow… sounds like you are one VERY busy lady. Congrats on having a pattern published!

  108. And now it appears I’ll not only be eagerly awaiting Spring, but the Interweave Knits Spring edition!

  109. Wow ….. congrats on being published!
    Famous last words….. “I can make that myself”
    Usually costs twice as much by the time I’m done!
    But sure do learn alot trying!

  110. Wow, you’ve been super busy! Hope you get a chance to relax with family and friends over the holidays!

  111. Oooh congrats on having a pattern published. The yarn looks yummy!

  112. Congrats on the publishing-Would love to try your yarn!

  113. Good luck to your DD! I love the state of Utah (especially its canyons!) but alas I’m in college in New York. So far away.

    Congratulations on your first pattern!

  114. Ohh, yarny goodness!!!

  115. congrats on getting your pattern in Interweave, maybe a book is in your future!
    the yarn looks lovely

  116. What a fabulous thing you’re doing, this yarn giveaway!
    Congratulations on publication, and thank you for advertising your giveaway on Ravelry! ♥

  117. oooooh, purtty. 🙂

  118. Congratulations on your pattern being published and I am sure the Babies will enjoy the blankets

  119. Your story about the blankets reminds me of so many of my, my mother’s and my boyfriend’s mother’s crafting ventures!

  120. Congratulations on having your pattern published. What a nice holiday treat! And how wonderful to celebrate it by gifting beautiful yarn to a lucky yarnie (me?) !! 🙂

  121. Beautiful yarn. I’d be honored to receive a skein. Any color is fine with me!

  122. Oooo such pretty yarn! Congrats on getting published!

  123. sounds like the baby blanket was a success! congrats on the pattern publication too 🙂

  124. Thanks so much for the chance to win this amazing yarn! I really enjoyed reading this post and am heading back to read more!

  125. Congrats on getting published. That yarn looks tempting indeed. I’d love to try some.

  126. Congratulations on your pattern being published in Interweave.

  127. I have lots of baby knitting to do too!
    Hope I win some of the lovely yarn, would be great to have a go at your pattern. Congrats on getting published!

  128. Those are sooo pretty. Would love to try it out – hope I win!

  129. Congrats on getting your pattern published in IK! How exciting!
    Wonderful prizes, thank you for this giveaway 🙂

  130. Congratulations on your success. Thank you for putting this drawing on. Good wishes for continued success.

  131. This sounds like a yarn to try out. Looking forward to seeing your desgin in Interweave. Congrats!

  132. Congratulations on your published IK pattern!

  133. OOH I hope I win some lovely yarn. Fingers crossed 😀

  134. Wow, what lovely yarn. I didn’t even realize there was such a blend – and such great colors!

  135. Hi! Congratulations on being published in IK! I bet you’re over the moon.
    I’d love to try some of the Buffalo Gold and your pattern, I’ve never used such luxury fibres before!

  136. Congratulations to your published pattern! I am looking forward to seeing it in the magazine 🙂

  137. How I love Buffalo Gold! I bought a skein in London when I met the owner, a charming man who told me all about his animals and how the yarn is produced. Well done on getting your pattern published. It’s a fantastic feeling and you will treasure that magazine for years to come. I hope the new parents love your special blanket after all the work you have put in. I love sewing and you’ve inspired me to do more.
    Best regards, Betty

    • The Buffalo Gold Miskins are sweet. I feel lucky to have developed a relationship with such supportive people!

  138. Congrats on your first pattern in IK.

  139. I have seen this yarn in person at the Houston Quilt Festival, and it is sumptuous Your pattern would knit up beautifully.

  140. I want to win! These look gorgeous! 🙂

  141. Grats on your publication – your schedule makes me tired just reading it!

  142. The yarn is lovely. What a fun contest.

  143. I have never been to Utah, lucky you and all that snow! Looking forward to seeing your Prairie Rain scarf pattern.

  144. The scrapbook sounds lovely!

  145. Love to try new yarns!

  146. Congrats on the Pattern in IK! Will keep an eye out for it 🙂

  147. Ooo add me to the giveaway!

    Congrats on Interweave. =)


  148. Oooh Buffalo Gold. Can’t wait to see your pattern from interweave knits.

  149. That yarn is pretty! It’d make a great present for my sister. (I’ll probably keep it if I win, but it would make a great present for her)

  150. Congrats on the pattern publish! That’s quite an honor!

  151. That is very pretty yarn.

  152. I thought my Thanksgiving was hectic, but it was just basic family drama 🙂 I love scrapbooking, but you’re right, it takes a ton of time. You sound as bad as I am, everything I make ends up in someone’s hands before I get a chance to photograph it.

  153. That is some beautiful yarn for the giveaway. Love the color saturation! And I would love to knit with some of it!

  154. I’m another one who followed you from Ravelry. Congratulations on having your pattern published! And thanks for sharing the giveaway!

  155. Looking forward to seeing your Prairie Rain pattern in the spring. Congratulations! Love the colors of the Buffalo Gold. Would love to win.

  156. What beautiful yarn. I’d love to try it!

  157. What a busy busy holiday week! You need a rest! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  158. Love the colour range in this yarn 🙂

    *fingers crossed*

  159. Wow, such a nice yarn! I hope mine is the lucky number 🙂

  160. Sounds like you had a great holiday. Glad you made it safely.

  161. Congrats on your pattern and that’s nice of you to celebrate this way 🙂

  162. My brother and his wife are expecting their first child in January, I will be going up to Vancouver in Feb to see the new little one. I have all these plans to knit and weave for him/her and can’t seem to get started. I admire your fortitude!

  163. Great giveaway! And congratulations on being featured in Interweave!! That is *so* exciting 😀

  164. I’m in Wales in the UK. Hope that’s ok for the draw… love the yarn colours 🙂
    … a 2 day drive in the snow… wow! sounds like you had a great thanksgiving 🙂

  165. Looks gorgeous – the yarn and congrats on the pattern being published!

  166. Congratulations on getting published in IK. That is so awesome!

  167. Glad the sewing machine cooperated and the new flannel blankets are in the hands of the giftees.

    Thanks for the contest! What beautiful colors in the yarn.

  168. Congrats on getting your pattern published! Noreen1009 on Ravelry

  169. When I win the yarn, I will buy your pattern and make it. Are you ready to help me? Pink please. ha


  170. Amazing yarn! And thanks for the giveaway. And did you really know that Dec 20 is my birthday?

  171. That sounds like a lot of crafting! Which is good, but sometimes being under pressure can take a little of the fun out of it, and sewing machines do seem to have a way of knowing when you are on a deadline and breaking at the wrong moment!

  172. That yarn looks absolutely delicious! I love it!

  173. Saw your post on Rav also! Congrats on getting published 🙂

  174. Now I know it doesn’t say it is only open to people in the US, but I bet I can’t win from the UK. I would really love this yarn too. It is so pretty. Congratulations on getting into Interweave.

    • Buffalo Gold ships pretty much worldwide. Our friends at BG are happy to send yarn to our pals across the pond if you win!

  175. Congratulations on getting published!

    Merry Christmas!

  176. Looking forward to seeing your published pattern in IK AND knitting it up!
    Happy Holidazes!

  177. I love the colors! You must be excited to have your first pattern published. I’d love to win…

  178. Sometimes it’s easier to buy the gift that was handmade by someone else even if you could make it yourself. 😉 The blankets were beautiful!

  179. You’ve been busy. I’m crazy enough that I woke up this morning thinking I’d make robes for my kids for Christmas. Why do I do this? lol

  180. Oh wow, that yarn looks gorgeous! If I were to win, picking a color might prove difficult, but I am sure I could manage!

  181. Congratulations on your scarf being in Interweave Knits. I look forward to seeing it! Merry Christmas!

  182. Wow, you are one busy woman! Congratulations on being published. I look forward to seeing your pattern in IK. Thanks for the chance to win.

  183. Looking forward to knitting your published pattern.
    Congratulations again on your scarf pattern being published.