Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Loose Ends

Hello Dear Friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.  It's hard to believe another Christmas has come and gone.  Our decorations have been packed away and the house returned to "normal".  After 4 weeks of having our halls decked, I'm always ready for things to be cleaned up and out to usher in the new year.

I decided at the last minute to knit Hubby some Christmas socks.  And I was able to get two pairs done in the week before Christmas.  I'm so lucky that his favorite type of socks knit up so quickly.  A sock-a-day, literally!



Candide Ragg Boot Socks
yarn:  Bernat Denim Style, Indigo
215 yds
needles:  sz 8
sz:  men's med



Candide Ragg Boot Socks
yarn:  misc worsted wt wool, Grey and Creme
approx 220 yds
needles:  sz 8
sz:  men's med


I received a lovely box of goodies from my dear friend Wendy Jo.  For my birthday she sent me a beautiful matching tissue holder and key fob which I put in my purse immediately (after the pic!)  And for my Christmas gift she sent me some fabulous hand scrubs she made and a darling cushion she stitched filled with crushed walnuts.  I think the cushion is the perfect size and weight to hold my knitting books open to my pattern page while I'm working :)  Thank you so much Wendy Jo for your kind friendship!



And this little goodie arrived from sweet Michele W.  We share many of the same weaknesses likes.  And what could be cuter than this little Demi-Starbucks mug pincushion???  Thank you so much Michele for always being so thoughtful!


 
I've been spending my post-Christmas time trying to figure this out...


Knitting on this...

 

And filling in this...



 
Thank you for stopping by my neck of the woods and for your kind comments!  Sending you all a little Colorado Sunshine for your final week of 2011!!!

27 comments:

Kate said...

Lovely socks, that little cushion is just fabulous. Wishing you a happy new year.

Marjorie said...

Love your new goodies! Be careful with that Fire or you will find yourself wasting all kinds of time playing with it :)

Shirlee said...

Wonderful socks! You received some lovely gifts! Blessings, Shirlee

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely socks for your hubby. Great gifts received. I love my Kindle.

Deb said...

Those sock are wonderful! I should really try my hand at them since I'm in a knitting mood! The gifts you received are wonderful, and I had to smile at your calendar - I've been doing the same thing with mine! Hard to believe that 2012 is almost here.

Tracey said...

It looks like you have been having a wonderful time! A sock a day? wow!

Nancy said...

Love those socks Staci! Enjoy the rest of 2011. I'm ready for the New Year too!

mdgtjulie said...

Congrats on finishing up the Christmas socks. they look so warm and cozy. And you got some wonderful gifties too. Aren't friends grand?!?

lily said...

Hi Staci,

My favourite part of the New Year is writing important dates on my new calander.......love the socks, but love more the fact that you were able to knit hubby two pairs in the week before christmas......you are some speedy knitter.

Enjoy your new Kindle. xx

Elisa said...

Great socks and gifts Staci!

Just completed my calendar for next year too, it's all neat at the moment....I bet that won;t last though!

Wishing you and those you love a wonderful 2012!

Elisa xx

Carol said...

Love your husband's socks, Staci--perfect for your Colorado winters! And what nice gifts from Michele and Wendy Jo :)

Enjoy your Kindle Fire--my youngest son received one as well and he is having a grand time with it.

Wishing you a delightful new year!

Penny said...

Love the socks! A reminder to me that I WILL learn to knit socks this year. :)
You received some lovely gifts! The Kindle Fire sounds very interesting. Maybe I should start dropping hints for Mother's Day. :)
Happy New Year to you and your family!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Awesome socks for your DH and you received some lovely goodies yourself. Have fun with the Kindle!

Happy New Year!

valerie said...

Great socks Staci! I am sure your DH loves them. I really like the ones you're knitting yourself. Congrats on your Kindle and lovely gifts from Wendy Jo and Michele! Happy New Year! :)

Vikki said...

I received the fire too and am commenting on your post with it while admiring the man socks! So fun! Happy warm winter from Utah!

Julie said...

Great socks for your hubby and lovely gifts from your friends.

Wishing you a wonderful 2012

Jeanie said...

Great socks! Lucky man:) My calendar says the same thing on January 4th. The kids are so excited (not really).

Dee said...

I love those socks. They are so beautiful in their rustic-ness.

And that Starbucks pin cushion ----- HOW CUTE IS THAT!!!!

Have a very happy new year!

WendyJo said...

I really love those socks Staci. Glad you love the package :)

Wonderful package from Michele too :)

Enjoy that Kindle Fire..another friend has one and is eager to use hers as well.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Love the socks and the color of the yarn! Want to wish you a wonderful New Year ahead! blessings,Kathleen

cpeezers said...

Ok I want to check out that great looking sock pattern. I love that they knit up so quickly. The I love knitting cross-stitch. So cute - and to hold open your knitting books right? Love that idea!

Virginia said...

I got a Kindle Fire for Christmas too, and I LOVE IT.

I need to make some boot socks. Definitely something that's thicker than average... Hmm.

Melanie said...

Sweeeeeeet!!!! I got a Kindle Fire from Santa too, was a surprise, and it's quite fun.
Lovely socks!!!!! I love the look of them. Super cozy and warm! :)

Kathy said...

I've been reading your site and I enjoy the inspiration that you provide by showing the things that you knit and stitch. I've been all over Ravelry and the Reynold's yarn site trying to find the pattern you use for the Ragg Socks. Would you be able to provide that pattern or the source to purchase it? I have lots of sock patterns but not many for using a thicker yarn for a hunting type sock.

Thank you!

Siobhan said...

The socks look great! So nice and comfy. Love all of the gifts! I heard that the Kindle Fire is super popular--have fun with it!

Happy new year!

Mary said...

Wonderful gifts!

The socks are lovely. I just can't get over how fast you can knit a pair, or two!

doris said...

A sock a day? Really? I live for a sock a day! In my dreams I knit a sock a day. In real life I knit much, much more slowly. Maybe I'll try socks using size 8 needles, rather than size 2, for a while.

As always, your projects are wonderful.