Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Holiday Stuff

I knit almost NOTHING for Christmas this year. Turns out - it's a lot less stressful that way! I also learned that crochet washcloths go A LOT faster than knitted washcloths. So, I did make a few of those to put in the baskets we made. I can't show you everything just yet (yeah, like my whole family reads this blog!) so I'll just give you a couple of snippets.

Here's one of the baskets we made. It has some homemade jams, tea, handmade soap from Rosi, crocheted washcloths and a bird nest material holder thingy (what in the world do you call those things?). I save all of my scrap yarn from cutting ends and such - which is A LOT around here from skeining and re-skeining the yarns. The birds love these little bits to put in their nests in the Spring. So, I crocheted this little holder (it's so easy it takes about 20 minutes to make one), stuffed it with a bunch of ends and then you put it in a tree in Spring for the birds to enjoy! I will write down the pattern soon and share it - just haven't gotten around to it just yet.



We had a little gift exchange with our neighbor. You saw one of the things we gave her yesterday, the coffee mug, and then she also got a little basket full of goodies from us. She gave us lots of little goodies too that I loved!!!


This is a book with a large pad of paper and a pencil in it. I love the book, it matches our guest room perfectly! And notepad paper is always handy to have around this place.





This is a handpainted berry bowl - so cute!!!


Handmade soap in fragrance "Winter Solstice" so very appropriate and SO WONDERFUL in the shower this morning! I love handmade soap.



This is a dragonfly pin (I love dragonflies!) and a little crocheted ditty that she picked up from a woman who is like 90 and just spends all of her time doing crochet. Please pardon the fact that these pictures were taken on my dye table!





I forgot to get a picture of the really nice birdwatching book she gave us also. I'll have to do a separate post on it so that I can show you lots of details about it - it is really neat!


Well, Knit Witch is officially closed for the holidays as of tomorrow. We will be spending time with family - having a great time no doubt. I'm sure there will be a few humorous stories after the holidays!!

6 comments:

Turtle said...

Hey B, sweet gifts both given and received! (love the ball yarn birdie nest builder) Enjoy your holiday!!!

Sara said...

Lovely gifts...

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Farmer Jen said...

Have a happy holiday!

Jane said...

Merry Christmas to you and Mr. Man!

Riohnna said...

OOOOOOHHH!! I LOVE butterfies too!! Everything is gorgeous!

LittleWit said...

Your gifts look great! Merry Christmas! :)