Dear folk, it has been quite the hectic holiday season around here. There's a lot going on, both on and off the knitting needles, and I am definitely not ready for Christmas! I don't even have a tree up yet! I'm guessing that it's much the same around your house -- shopping, wrapping, decorating, baking, all wedged into an already-full schedule. And that's not even considering the holiday concerts, pageants, plays, get-togethers with friends, etc. Although it's a joyous season, all this celebrating can be tiring. An overcrowded to-do list makes me a bit forgetful; would you believe that I've forgotten to photograph the last four projects that I've finished since we last visited?? The only photo I have of any of those projects is one that my little friend's mother sent me, of her daughter wearing the cardigan I made for her. Yes, I'm smacking myself for stuffing things in envelopes without taking a picture first!
For that reason, I've decided to take a short break from the blog. You can still follow me, and my current projects, on Facebook and on Ravelry. I'll see you here again after the holidays, when life returns to normal, and we're all concentrating on the best way to peel the pounds off after weeks spent with cookies, cakes, cheese balls, eggnog, etc.
So, I wish you and yours the very best of holidays. Whatever you celebrate at this time of year, may it be filled with love, light, and laughter. May you be surrounded by friends and family, and may your table be full. I'll see you here again in 2017!
PS. I'll leave you with this photo that I did remember to get -- Grandlittle #3 in her new hooded sweater coat. Pattern is "Lavanda" by Elena Nodel (available on Ravelry); yarn is Rowan Pure Wool worsted, colorway "Papaya" (color has been discontinued). Buttons purchased at JoAnn Fabrics. Size 6 pictured.