In case you haven't looked lately, way down at the bottom of my blog is a running tally of the yards of yarn I've knit for 2010. My target for the year was 20,000 yards, which I thought was lofty goal. I'm happy to say I've surpassed the goal and there are still 7 days left in 2010. I bet I'll easily knit a few hundred yards by then.
I was invited to my friend Sue's house for Christmas Eve snacks and drinks. I cooked up some 'franks in a blanket' from Costco to take with me and while they were okay, I definitely prefer doing them from scratch using the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls instead.
I can finally show you the gifts I made for Sue (had to wait until tonight for the pics) -- a cabled hat with matching neck warmer and an Espresso Bracelet, all in her favorite shade of green from Malabrigo:
I also gave her a nice wood shawl pin because she wears so many shawls and a new needle/gauge checker accessory.
I didn't get a chance to photograph it yet but Sue gave me a great Blessing Basket Project Market Bag. It will be super for hauling around knitting projects that are too big for the basket she gave me last year for Christmas. I also got a bottle of my favorite hand cream from Aveda -- a must have item in this cold weather.
It's getting late and I need to get to bed. In the morning I have to bake two hams before heading over to Mom's for the family Christmas meal for 25 people! I bought Maggie a bag of organic dog treats so she won't feel left out!
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. Peace and goodwill to you all!