Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Favorite Things


I've managed to crank out just a few ornaments for our tree this year, and that's going to have to do.  My desire was to use only things made by my family and friends, or picked up at art festivals, but I had to cheat and add a few small commercial glass things to fill in the gaps. 

Yes, we have an artificial tree.   After years of chopping down live trees (I hate to do that), and ending up with a mess of needles on the floor, we broke down and purchased one we can use over and over again for many years. 

For some reason I've had a terrible time getting a photo of this knitted SnowflakeOrnament, designed by Katie Himmelberg.  This project is knit in the round to create a star shape, then the very simple crochet lace edging is added.  

We've certainly received our share of the snow from the storm walloping the eastern part of the country.  Although modest by most standards, our two inches was pretty.  

The snowfall caused me to haul out one of my favorite things - my pair of Yaktrax Pros.  

This rubber and Velcro device stretches to fit over your shoes and is covered in wire coils that grip the snow and ice for great stability.  As a winter adventure lover, these babies give me the ability to scale hills and steep inclines even in terrible conditions. 

This snow before Christmas is such a treat for us, I'm enjoying it immensely.  

This week, while busy for many people, will be a crazy one for me as I finish up the Lingonberry Loop pattern and some other secret projects.  I hope you are staying warm and cozy with lots of knitting, spinning, or whatever you enjoy doing.  Peace, blessings and happy knitting!


  1. What beautiful snow shots! We haven't even gotten 2 inches here - just a dusting really.

  2. Thank you so much, especially coming from a professional photographer! :)

  3. Lovely pictures! We have an artificial tree, too. Seems I'm allergic to the real ones. I need Yaktrax...seriously...