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Crafty Christmas

There was a lot of crafting this Christmas, though not so much by me.  I received some fabulous socks from my sister-in-law Stacey:

I thought the pillow would make a nice background, but it just looks a little silly.  Oh well.  Here's a close up of the stitch pattern:
They fit perfectly--much better than the two pairs of socks I've made for myself!  And she said that the Illini colors were dyed especially for me.  (We couldn't bear to watch U of I lose in the Rose Bowl yesterday, so we watched a movie instead.  Well, there's always next year!)


Then we received these beautiful embroidered pillowcases from my sister:

She also made some very yummy snickerdoodles for the husband--his favorite!


Still no pictures of the felted clogs, though they have gotten a ton of wear.  My last FO of 2007 is a pair of fingerless gloves:
Notice how I'm also wearing my Apricot Jacket?  I just cast on 25 stitches of Marcela from Handpaintedyarn.com (from the odds and ends section), knit a while, made a hole for my thumb, knit a bit more, cast off, and made a tube.  They're too big, but they were nice and cozy for our visit to the snowy Midwest!


The pattern on the socks is really cool! Good luck with your travels. Here in myside of the midwest we've had snow on the ground since Thanksgiving......we are ready for winter to be over!

Posted by: essjay | 01/03/2008

What beautiful crafty gifts you got! Unfortunately, I don't know crafty people, so I don't get such lovely gifts. Lucky you!

Posted by: del | 01/05/2008

Happy New Year! Nice socks and beautiful embroidery, Mer. How nice to have some other crafters in your family who share their talents with you. Thanks for the nice comments :-) BTW. It is sure warm enough here in Dallas today - no Apricot or hand warmers here.

Posted by: Ceci | 01/06/2008

There is a lot of talent in your family. Aren't you glad to be back where it's warm?

Posted by: Debby | 01/15/2008

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