Christmas crafting has begun!

It took me a while to get here, but I am finally immersed in Christmas knitting.  I found a really nice cotton to start knitting my niece a scarf.  I made her one a couple years ago, but as kids usually do, she has gotten quite a bit taller!  So I think a new scarf is in order.

Of course, once I started knitting this scarf, Emma immediately demanded a new scarf for Christmas as well.  I think that I will make her a cowl that she can wear around the house this winter.  She sees me knitting quite a bit, and gets little ideas while I am knitting for others what she wants for herself.  It is cute.

As far as anything else on the needles, well there isn't anything.  I am still trying to get into a groove with knitting for Christmas, and although I like to have several projects going at the same time, at this stage in the game I really need to concentrate on finishing one project before starting a new one.  Then at least I will have one present done instead of several half finished projects!

As far as books go, I have nothing new at the moment.  Too many things going on to look for a new book for myself right now.  We are fully into holiday books at this point.  And that is keeping me busy enough for the kids and for me!  I don't expect to be reading anything besides recipes until Christmas is over.  At which point I hope to have some gift cards to Barnes and Noble that I can use!

Linking up at the yarn along today!


  1. Love love love this beautiful yarn, so pretty!!!! You have a very lucky niece :)

  2. Good luck getting the Christmas knitting done. That looks like a great colour for a scarf for a niece!

  3. We are in christmas knitting mode too, love the colours you are using x

  4. I just finised a really great book! You could check with your library. It's called The School of Essential Ingredients. Very yummy reading!

  5. There is lots of Christmas knitting here too, it's so much fun.
    Great scarf and I do like the yarn color you are using, purple
    is so pretty and I love it with green.

  6. hurray for holiday knitting! love the scarf colors and making a cowl will be a snap, it's my favorite gift knit :)

  7. Yay for Christmas knitting! I'm sure niece will love the scarf.

  8. I love the colors in that yarn! I have a couple of Christmas ideas that I need to start working on soon.

  9. lol, funny about the reading. and woohoo on starting the holiday knits.i love the colors of the yarn for the scarf, very nice.

  10. Such a lovely start to Christmas knitting!

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