And we come to the end of the Advent mitten knitting ~ well, save for the thumb on the second mitten! Somehow, I managed to mix up the stripes towards the end (now how did I do that?!?) but its okay. And they fit me, so I'm going to get to keep them for myself.
I adored doing this project, it made me happy the entire way and I'll have such special memories of each time I wear them. I'm still working on one small gift knitting project that needs to be finished before Sunday, as well as a larger crochet project that's also a gift but in the meantime I want to pick up and finish the Outlander themed sock I began one year ago (can you believe it, it's taken me an entire year and I'm still only half way finished!) Its a great pattern but a bit fiddly and in black yarn so it's not a carry along project. Do you remember them, my Black Selkie socks? I know I'll love them when they're finished and I certainly don't want to wait till next Christmas to wear them.
Merry Christmas to all and any who might be reading this ~ are you already dreaming of what to be knitting, spinning or crochet-ing in 2016? I'd love to hear! In the coming days, we'll be separating the rams and ewes, the rams will go back to their bachelor quarters and after a few days of tussle they won't mind a bit. We'll put coats back on them, do our best to keep hay and chaff out of the growing fleeces. It's been a mild winter here but the fleeces seem very plush to me.
God's love and blessings to you, and if I haven't said it often enough I really appreciate each of you who takes time to read and especially to leave a note! Seems like so many are leaving blogs behind but its still my favorite way to connect.
P.S. To my friend Kate who reads the blog, if you see this post, would you email me Kate? I've been wanting to ask you about something and know I don't have your email (or its probably changed, lol) You can reach me at serenityfarmswool @ yahoo dot com Hope to hear from you!