Today is cloudy and rainy, with a chance of snow, and it just puts me right into the holiday knitting mode. Somehow the bad weather just makes me want to curl up with a hot cocoa and knit all day long - why is that? Believe me, I'm not questioning it at all, just a little curious as to why we do certain things during certain weather.
Our plan is to get the tree up this weekend and I've already got lots of presents to wrap and put under the tree. Can you believe it's only 25 days till Christmas? Yikes! Better get to knitting those holiday gifts!
First thing on my knitting list are the Holiday Candlelight socks for a special someone in my life. I have been eyeing this colorway since it first arrived in the shop, and it did not disappoint. Kelly from Liisu is a color genious, I believe, and the yellow, with hints of darker and lighter blue throughout are just a gorgeous blend.
Another knitting project I am trying desperately to finish is the blue and green felted bag for my lovely sis. This bag will be so cute when finished, as I just found the perfect button, along with brown suede handles to compliment it.
I have several other projects currently on the needles - like a pair of socks for my niece, a pair of wrist warmers for my nephew, a pair of socks for my MIL, and a hat for my FIL. Most of these are in mid-status, so I have lots of knitting to accomplish before Christmas is finally here. I better get to it!
I wanted to make sure that I announced the Irish winner from Wednesday's contest - can you guess this Irish town? If you guessed Kinsale, you were correct! This was and I think will always be one of my favorite towns ever! We stayed in a lovely guesthouse in downtown Kinsale, called The Old Bank House. The owners were so sweet and the rooms (each one very unique) were decorated in Georgian architecture and overlooked the city. Breakfast was served each morning in the quaint little dining room of this guest house, and each and every little thing was homemade. It was surely one of the most relaxing and memorable vacations I have had.
The winner of this fun contest is Amanda! I will be in touch soon to discuss your winning loot Amanda! :) Thanks to everyone who entered!
Next week starts our series of Christmas contests, along with lots of fun items being added to the shop, so be sure to visit us often to see what's new! First things first, I must announce that we will be receiving about 12 skeins of the Charlie Brown Christmas colorway from White Oak Studio early next week, along with a few skeins of some of her Christmas colorways - including....Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman, and Elf. We will also have a couple of skeins of Nightmare Before Christmas coming in, so watch for that early next week. We also have these cute Charlie Brown knitting accessory bags from ZigZag Stitches which will only be available by purchasing the Charlie Brown Christmas yarn...
So, here's how it will work. 12 of the Charlie Brown Christmas sock kits will be posted in the shop early next week - if you purchase the kit you will be receiving a skein of either fingering or sport weight yarn in the Charlie Brown Christmas theme, a Charlie Brown Christmas bag (as shown above), and some cute Charlie Brown hot cocoa. The cost of each of the kits will be $40 + shipping. The kits will most likely be posted on Tuesday of next week, so watch for updates on the blog! Also, a lucky special someone will win one of these cute Charlie Brown bags next week!
We will also have several shop updates this Sunday, including the following...
Miss Babs Fingering, Sport and Worsted weight yarns
And our Christmas sale starts this Sunday, which will include the following great deals....
40% off the following:
Sheila D Pouches and Totes
30% off the following:
All Union Center Yarns
Zen String Bliss Bulky
Irish Baby Knits Bulky
Lantern Moon Bags
25% off the following:
Liisu Anna's yarns
Fiber Denn Zebrato
All Painted Tiger Yarns
20% off the following:
Spunky Eclectic Super Sport
Seacoast Fingering weight
And Noro will remain on sale throughout the month of December!