Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Happy Holidays to Me

We haven't exchanged gifts in our family for years.  At one time,  everyone gave something to everyone else.  Then we decided to draw names and be responsible for one gift only, which layered on the pressure for perfection and though we may have saved time we didn't save much money.  Next we tried stocking stuffers, but some of us kept sneaking things like earrings or fancy pens or artisan chocolates in among the candy canes. These days we stick to Yankee Swap and try to outdo each other with silliness, with bonus points for finding something and rescuing it from the landfill.

This means that outside of one or two small items for friends, and some baking, holiday crafting can be pretty much all about me. And since this is my blog, I can deck it out in the traditional, if garish, red and green color scheme for a few weeks.

This week the gift-me in progress is  dottie angel's a 'woolly & warm & tres long" scarf.

Bonus points for crochet which is easier on my hands right now.  Bonus points for simplicity; it's essentially a one-row pattern. More bonus points for using yarn that I already had:  five skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in shades of green and natural:  Button Jar, Foothills, Woodsmoke & Fossil.

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