Birthday catch-up!

(A post I wrote for my knitting group’s blog….)

Apparently I was super out of it this past Fall and managed to neglect a ton of birthday swaps!  So here’s a quick catch-up!

Karyn made this gorgeous mitts for Ilka.


Karyn received this cool scarf from Kelly.


Annie made a pretty, cabled ipad cozy for Nan.nan-birthday

Jenny made this stunning shawlette for Sarah.


And for our last swap of 2016, Sarah knitted this Seuss-tastic teapot cozy for Vanessa.vanessa-birthday

Happy birthday, everyone, and so sorry if I missed any birthdays!

PJ blog post!

Sorry for my quiet site lately, I have been so tired and only knitting bits at a time.  Luckily, my hand and wrist are feeling much better so the Wee Boy’s sweater has a sleeve already!  I’ll take a photo tomorrow in good lighting.  For certain yarns, it just seems mean to take a night photo which makes them look dreadful.  Better to wait than make the yarn sad.

In the meantime, we had such a great birthday swap tonight at Purl Jam that I wrote up the post right away, so here it is!

Good night!

PJ blog post

On Friday I was hit pretty hard by a cold, so I haven’t been up to much, craft-wise.  I did manage to finish a big secret project on Friday, when I really should have been resting, but a) I shouldn’t have stayed up so late to do that, and b) I can’t show you yet!  Luckily I was able to spend most of yesterday in bed, and I even fell asleep by 7pm.  I didn’t even knit, but I finished a novel about the Dust Bowl, and got through about half of White Fang.  I think I should choose a more uplifting novel for my next read, eh?

Anyway, I finally got around to writing up the last two Purl Jam birthday swaps, so here’s that post!

Now I’m going to get back to my tea and rest.

Birthday swap, my turn!

You might remember that a while back, I knitted some gnome mittens for a friend as part of our knitting group’s birthday mitten/glove swap of 2013-14.  Well, tonight it was my turn to be on the receiving end of the swap!

gloves and tracey

I was gifted some gorgeous gloves made with the Woolen Rabbit yarn, in the pattern Ringwood, from  The buttons are beautiful vintage buttons.

I love them!

I love them!

Lovely toasty set

Lovely toasty set 

As if these pretty gloves weren’t enough, I was also gifted a handmade ceramic mug with Dalek motifs!!!!!

Caffeinate! Caffeinate

Caffeinate! Caffeinate

What an awesome swap!  Thanks, knitting friend!