Sunday, December 31, 2023

Finished Baby's Stocking, Our Christmas, and Reading On

 Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. I hope that you also enjoyed the holidays! I had a wonderful Christmas with family. It was my son Evan's second Christmas this year and last year he wasn't even one month old yet, so this year felt so special to see the excitement seeing Christmas lights and his first snowfall. I played Christmas music for him a lot during playtime and we looked at the Christmas tree and played with the ornaments. It was such a good time this holiday season and I miss it already.

I finished knitting my son his stocking just in time for Christmas and Santa. I finished it while watching It's a Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve. I just had to finish the afterthought heel grafting that night. I was also wrapping a bit and enjoying some eggnog. It was a nice night. 

Pattern: Classic Christmas Stocking by Betty Lai

Needles: US 8 5 mm circular needles

Yarn used: Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn in colorway Red Hot.

Notes: on Ravelry

On Christmas Eve I also made peanut butter blossom cookies for Christmas day to bring to family. I love these cookies for Christmas they are so delicious and comforting. 

Knitting and watching It's a Wonderful Life! One of my favourite Christmas movies and special tradition of mine to watch Christmas Eve when it is such a special day and feeling of anticipation for Christmas day to come. 

On Christmas day, we had Pillsbury cinnamon buns as a tradition for breakfast. We opened gifts for Evan, Millie, and us. Then headed to my sister's place for our dinner. I didn't get too many photos to share of the day but it was so fun! I got a photo of our tree that night with a few of our gifts below.

On Boxing Day we relaxed at home and I also went on a little walk outside to the store. It was nice to read on the couch a lot of the day and be lazy. Millie also kept me company while I was reading.

I was gifted this book below by Liam called The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel and Tina Bryson. It seems like it will be an interesting book. I read this book on Boxing day on the couch and ate chocolates. 

I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas or Holiday season! I hope that you also enjoy your New Year's Eve and New Years! We will be relaxing at home with our baby and watching a movie once he is asleep. See you all in 2024 and all the best this year to you and your families :) Thank you for supporting my blog by visiting! I will be back soon with another post about gifts from Christmas and planning for 2024! 

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Knitting Baby Christmas Stocking and Reading On

 Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. It has been so busy lately with Christmas shopping and getting prepared for Christmas. I can't believe Christmas Eve is a week away! I am excited for Christmas and I am almost done my Christmas shopping. I just have a couple more stores to go to then I will be finished.

I have been knitting more of the Christmas stocking for Evan. I am following the pattern Classic Christmas Stocking by Betty Lai on Ravelry. I have most of the body of the sock knitted now and just have about 20 more rows to knit of it before the afterthought heel.

I have been reading It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover and enjoying it. I am almost done and have been enjoying the series. 

I have been watching Christmas movies as much as possible lately and tonight watching Jingle All the Way that I watched a lot when I was a child. I am doing some knitting while I watch and tonight mostly blogging. In the picture below I was watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer its a classic.

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I hope that you are also enjoying the holidays and have a great week ahead!

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Knitting Christmas Stocking for Baby and Preparations for Christmas

 Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. I have been getting ready for Christmas by buying gifts, knitting a stocking, and we took our family photo for our Christmas cards last week. I received them in the mail now and I will be mailing them out this week.

I have been knitting a Christmas stocking for my son Evan. I am following the pattern Classic Christmas Stocking by Betty Lai on Ravelry. I knitted one of these stockings for Millie a couple of years ago. I liked the pattern. The cuff was a bit tight and didn't stretch as well but I have an idea to see if it will be more stretchy.

This time I am knitting the letters onto the stocking using the duplicate stitch. I am using a knitting letter chart and going to be doing all capital letters.

Millie has been really busy lately she was climbing the tree and biting the branches again this year. She isn't doing it as much as time goes on. Evan was so interested in the tree too and he liked pulling some soft ornaments down at the beginning mid-November. He isn't pulling them as much now and he still likes to look at the tree.

I have been enjoying Silk peppermint mocha creamer in my coffee in the morning. I love using the holiday mugs I got last year from work Ellen DeGeneres brand. I have been reading It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover. I stopped for awhile but I picked it up again recently to hopefully finish it before the New Year. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I can't believe we are only 15 days away from Christmas now. I really want to make the most of it and watch Christmas movies and enjoy all of the Christmas traditions. How are your knitting and reading going?

Have a great day!

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Finished Knitting Toddler Mittens

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. It has been a busy time of the year! We just celebrated my son Evan's first birthday this past weekend. We had such wonderful parties with our families and they showed us and him so much love and support. They have helped us so much through this year. I am getting more into Christmas now and we have decorated our Christmas tree. We will be taking some family photos by the tree tomorrow to send out cards. Looking forward to seeing them when they are done. It is such a wonderful time of the year!

I have finished knitting the toddler mittens. I have been using them for Evan on our stroller walks and they are keeping his hands warm. I also knitted an I-cord to keep them together in his jacket. The first two photos the cuff is unfolded and this is how we have been putting them on Evan so they stay on well. The last two are folded up. The I-cord will keep them from falling off and getting lost and easier to keep them in his jacket.

Baby and Toddler Mittens

Needles: US 3  (3.25 mm) and US 6 (4 mm) (knitted on straight needles and then sewed the seam)
Yarn: Snuggly Wuggly Yarn by Loops & Threads colorway pale blue
Notes: on Ravelry here.

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I hope you have a good week ahead.

Have a good day!

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