Happy 2010 to all! Christmas is come and gone. We saw in the New Year in Wisconsin seeing old friends and spent the minutes before midnight out on Lake Mendota under the Blue Moon at minus five F.
As always, the run up to Christmas included cranking out gifts with a gang of my favorite kids who are not so kid like anymore.
Sadly, I somehow did not get a picture of that most awesome of gifts. It was very, very, silly.
They were great fun to make with scraps of the projects of Christmas past, and well suited to an assembly line where there are a variety of skills and ages. If anyone wants more detail, I’d be glad to send it.
My traditional contribution to Christmas breakfast is Swedish Tea Log. We don’t have a drop of Swedish blood, but my mother found the recipe one year, made it for Christmas breakfast, and a tradition was born. Recipe freely given on request. You must enjoy mountains of butter in your yeast bread, be forewarned. The strains of “Oh bring us our Swedish Tea Log” were heard as we walked up the porch steps, and the plate never made it quite to the table without samples.
The gift I made were convertible and/or ‘texting’ mittens.
I promised myself to use stash this year, and made most of them with leftover sock yarns held double or triple. This makes them fairly hard wearing and machine washable. It also was simpler than stripes, as there were far fewer ends to weave in.
I’ve been reading blogs full of wonderful goals, plans, patterns, hopes, and wishes. I am inspired by all, but not going out on a limb with anything more specific than wishing you all, gentle readers, a year without worries and fears and full of hope and joy.