Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My Companion

Ahh, the work goes much better when there is someone to help. Peeper is 16 yrs old now and not nearly as spry as she used to be, but she's still a good helper.

What's on the hooks and/or needles?

I always have a pair of socks going . . . this time I'm knitting a pair as well as working on a pair for one of the lovelies. My team is in the MLB playoffs (at least for one more game), and socks are a tradition for a playoff project.

I'm still enthralled with the Tunisian Tapestry crochet technique that I learned at Chain Link 2011 and the ideas keep flowing. I am reminded of that old adage "So many _________, so little time."

Thoughts of holiday and upcoming birthday gifts pop up periodically, but I haven't decided on what to make this year. Every year, poor Randi gets something handmade from me for her birthday. One year I decided to spare her the current year's experiment and buy her something from a store. She seemed disappointed that she didn't get something I designed, so last year I made her something. My skills have grown in the years since I began the tradition. She loved it and so did one of the editors. In the near future, you'll be able to see Randi's Birthday ??? in print!

I'd love to hear what kinds of gifts you make for the holidays.

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