Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas Eve!!!

Are your stocking hung by the chimney with care?  Naahh, neither are mine...but I do have a lot of pretty sock yarn!  Here are 23 of the 24 little skeins from my Opal Advent Calendar. Aren't they cute???

The one I left out is the first one that I got... the ugly black brown one... now I did use the black/white sections but I don't think the other portions of this skein are gonna see the light of day in my socks.

And here is the first pair of socks I've made with these goodies...

I just have to do the toe and this pair is done!  Now I like these but for Frankensocks they seem quite subdued. I think it is because there is no yellow in them... yellow makes me happy ... and I think yellow makes for happy happy socks!

I'm planning on casting on a new pair of socks this evening and I'm definitely picking one of the brighter skeins.  I want to try knitting a pair of socks with a large swath of one skein, followed by another swath of another skein... like these...

I wish I had seen these socks before I started knitting the pair I'm finishing up. I LOVE that swath of yarn on the bottom of the sock on the right... and I used quite a bit of it on the sock I'm finishing up. Love the colors and those little dotted black and white stripes. Oh well... I shall survive ... there certainly are quite a few pretty skeins to play with.

I forgot to show my new Christmas knitting bag I got as a gift along with that fabulous shawl...

Isn't this a hoot??? Or should I say a cluck??  Polka dot chickens wearing hats and scarves and bearing gifts!!! Now I purchased several yards of this fabric last year with the intention of making Christmas curtains for my kitchen but I never got around to them... they will be top of my list for next year!!!

So are you ready for tomorrow??? I'm as ready as I'll ever be. The gifts are bought and stuffed into their Christmas bags...

years ago I made a ton of simple fabric bags out of Christmas yardage. Each year we stuff our presents in the bags and close them with either sparkly pipe cleaners or sparkly elastic cording.  Very "green"...but that's not the reason I did it... I did it because I really don't like to wrap and this method of gift presentation is easy peasy.  I store all of the bags in a plastic bin (you know how I LOVE plastic bins) and toss a dryer sheet in the  bin so everything stays fresh smelling.  This gift wrapping idea came from my friend Vicki who's been doing this even longer than I have. Very smart, dontcha think?  It makes me appear virtuous when in fact I'm really just lazy...LOL

We are doing brunch tomorrow at my son and daughter-in-law's  house... I'm bringing quiche and cinnamon rolls... the kind that come out of a can... told you I'm lazy!  I'm making the quiche tonight so I don't have to get up early to cook... I'm sooooo NOT a morning person. I can drag my sorry butt out of bed if I have to ...but I don't like it.  Brunch is good... doesn't start too early...and this arrangement allows my son and daughter-in-law to do Christmas dinner with her family. Then we will celebrate again next Sunday with a prime rib dinner at my house. It spreads out  all  those big holiday meals. My younger son and I are planning a shrimp and pasta meal for our Christmas dinner and that should be tasty too!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas or Hanukkah celebration...lots of good food and family and fun!

Merry Christmas!!!
carol fun


  1. Oh, My, polka dot chickens! Made just for you! My mother was the Queen o' Bags. She made bags or pouches for everything, including their table-top square charcoal grill pan. Your brunch and dinner plans are the kind I like -- easy going, no frills, shared with family.

  2. Wow what lovely skeins to choose from--
    I love your new chicken clutch--and I will be waiting to see those new curtains!!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours--
    love and laughter,di

  3. What a great thing to do with extra Christmas fabric. I love all your socks as usual.

  4. I love all your little skeins of Opal yarns. They will make some really cool Frankensocks. What a great idea for wrapping your Christmas presents. I have made a few over the years for special presents or people, but I love the idea to use some of my stash Christmas fabrics NOW and have them ready for next year. Do you put a draw string casing on them?


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