Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A Gift Unfinished

Try as I might, I was unable to finish my mom's vest in time for Christmas. I will wrap it up and give it as is.
I have sewn the side seams and finished the pockets. Unfortunately I couldn't get them sewn on to look exactly the same though they are close. I actually frogged one of them just to try to get them to match.
This is the better of the two. I have the button band knitted, but not sewn on. I still need to knit the buttonhole band, the collar and around the armhole. I actually have to purchase a circular needle to finish the armholes.
I am really not happy with the almost final result, but mom will like it because it will keep her warm. Next time I think I will stick to crochet for a gift.
Speaking of which, I thought I would share with you an Christmas afgan that I made several years ago.
It is thick and warm and cozy. As you can see it blends right in with my living room decor.
The holly leaves and berries were crocheted separately and then sewn on to the border. The pattern also had a matching stocking which I made, but i couldn't locate it for a photo. I have it, but I don't remember where I stored it for future use.
We managed to get our Christmas Butter cookies baked yesterday. 
Time is always spent carefully decorating these cookies. 
We also made Raspberry Walnut Thumbprints and will bake Chocolate Crinkles today.

I just finished reading Love Letters: A Rose Harbor Novel by Debbie Macomber. I always love her books. For the most part this is a 3 couple romance novel, but the characters interesting and the setting takes you out of the winter doldrums. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Next up is The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro. I have been waiting to borrow it for my Kindle and it finally came through. Perfect timing actually as I just finished the other book.
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  1. Oh, I thought for sure you would be finished. however, you are very close!

    1. I thought so too, but with my daughter, son and his girlfriend visiting there is little time to knit.

  2. So close yet so far. If there were only more hours in the day. I'm sure she will love it anyway and it won't be much longer until it is finished.

    1. Thanks Donna, I have wrapped it up and will give it unfinished. Hopefully I will finish it quickly now that there is no deadline looming. Less chance of frogging.


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