Sunday Report

I finally got the Christmas tree decorated, right before friends showed up for the weekend Friday night. LOL The dogs were too afraid too move when I put their antlers on. Bwahahaha!!!

Sewing Stats
Fabric In: +7.20
Fabric Out: 0
Net Fabric: +7.20
Fabric YTD: +48.09
Spending YTD: $2569.98

In: Here at the end of the year I forget to not shop and add 7+ yards to my stash! Gah!

Out: Nothing, not 1 FQ, half yard, or even a scrap! I’ve been too busy!

Knitting Stats
Last Week: 54,587 yards/284 skeins
Knitted: 276 yards/1 skeins
Purchased: 0 yards/0 skeins
Ending Stash: 54,311 yards/283 skeins
Spending YTD: $133.98

In: Nothing

Out: Finished some hats!!

Hubster and friends go to an annual basketball classic with 4 Indiana teams playing 2 games. This is the last year for the event, but I am sure they will come up with some other event to party at next year. LOL. So we had 3 extras this weekend and then before the game on Saturday we have 5 more for breakfast. So all the cooking and visiting has kept me from the sewing room. And being out of town 3 days didn’t help either. But it’s been good for the knitting!

Hopefully this week I can get my Christmas shopping done! Christmas Day will be quiet around here, with SG and EB gone to visit his family. Diva and family will come over for some Chicken and Dumplings, but Hubster might not even be here due to work. He may not even be able to be at our other family events! Hopefully their issues will be cleared by Dec 31st, when we have our full family celebration here with the addition of my parents and sister.

Christmas is what you make it, and we choose to make it work to get everyone together, rather than throw a fit if they can’t be present on that one “date”. As families grow, the desires of others to be with loved ones and fitting it all in, can make families stressed and hassled. We choose to make accommodations so that our girls won’t have a stressful life with their families around the Holidays. So what if we celebrate it on New Year’s Eve? It’s more about the family time then the calendar time.

Sunday Report

Sewing Stats
Fabric In: +0
Fabric Out: -.86
Net Fabric: -86
Fabric YTD: +40.89
Spending YTD: $2471.06

In: Nothing

Out: Not much, again, AWOL from the sewing room, not due to being away from home, just focused on knitting this week! Made a burp cloth and Bunny Ears Teething Ring and a Nursing Bib. Diva had one of these a friend gave her and she requested more, so I traced the shape and grabbed the Panda gauze! Yes, the face placement was intentional and actually worked this time! LOL I used 3 layers of gauze and interfaced the outer layers, but next time I think just 1 layer of interfacing with the 3 layers of gauze. Worried the interfacing will affect the absorption capabilities of the gauze.

Knitting Stats
Last Week: 54,754 yards/286 skeins
Knitted: 167 yards/1 skeins
Purchased: 0 yards/0 skeins
Ending Stash: 54,587 yards/284 skeins
Spending YTD: $133.98

In: Nothing

Out: Finished a dress for Squish and………finally after almost a year I finished my shawl!!! Just 5 days shy of its start date in 2020. I had planned to make it 3 repeats larger, but only ended up with 1 extra repeat of the border lace. I was just ripping back way too much, so I had to end it. Then it was just short rows to fill in the body and bind off with a stretchy BO. We had a Christmas gathering with friends and we were supposed to wear Ugly Christmas Sweaters, but having non, I decided to wear my new shawl!

Preblock on left, post block on the right.

I am always amazed at how much lace opens up with blocking!

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We attended our first “annual” Friendsmas party yesterday!!! The party was awesome with great food, friends and frivolity. We played left right center for Lottery tickets, the winner was not I, played Family Feud and Hot Seat, and had two Angry Elfs join the party. LOL!

Sunday Report

Sewing Stats
Fabric In: +0
Fabric Out: -.19
Net Fabric: -19
Fabric YTD: +41.75
Spending YTD: $2471.06

In: Nothing

Out: Not much, I seem to be AWOL from the sewing machine this week. I added fabric to the Feathered Star top to wrap around stretcher bars.

Knitting Stats
Last Week: 55,029 yards/286 skeins
Knitted: 275 yards/1 skeins
Purchased: 0 yards/0 skeins
Ending Stash: 54,754 yards/285 skeins
Spending YTD: $119.00

In: Nothing

Out: Finished Squish’s (new name for EC) Christmas sweater and hat. I just need to order a shabby flower to sew to the hat to complete her set. Oh, and add a button to the sweater. I may have to redo the hat, worried it might be big after rekniting it several times because I thought it would be too small! I am horrible at judging head sizes. I may need to keep balloons on hand to blow up to represent Squish’s head as she grows. LOL!

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I picked up a few items for Squish’s Christmas Gift Bag and someone thought an item was for him.

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