Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Advent is the season of the church, beginning the fourth Sunday before Christmas. Advent is a time of waiting, and time of preparation. Of course, for the artist and crafter, it is a time to make things like mad!

I completed an Advent Calendar for my local grandcat. I made one for my Maritime grandkitties, a couple of years ago.
Same panel!

I love the fabric I found for the back.
It was lounging in my stash, just waiting for this project, I think.  I have some LED lights I plan to add to this calendar, since it is going to the wired household.

Last year, I discovered a wonderful Advent scarf project on Ravelry. A few rows are posted every day, and at the end of the 24 days, you have a lovely lace scarf. My Ravelry project page is here.

The pattern writer is in Germany, so with the difference in time zones, I got to download the first clue last night. 
I am making this scarf for me! Note the lovely purple yarn. It will look great with my grey ski jacket and purple gloves.
If you want to join the fun, the pattern is here.


  1. Love that advent panel - I haven't seen it here! Your purple scarf will be pretty. Some gorgeous flame orange dyed yarn came back from Canada with me but it may need to 'mature' for a while until I decide what to make with it.

  2. Thats a pretty panel. I am collecting links to advent calendars in my Needlework Tuesday post, please drop by and add a link to this post. Thanks.

  3. lovely panel, and who better than a ginger cat to inspect and try out. Purple, very royal colour for your scarf, and 16 rows a day, wonderful way to knit.

  4. What kitty treats was in the pockets? Your scarf is looking good, is there beads on it too? Love the wavy pattern.

  5. Cute, watching th cat at the calendar...great job.

  6. Hi,
    Beautiful quilt, love the tree shape.
    Have a great day!

  7. nice to make something to keep for yourself! We often give so much away we forget to treat ourselves

  8. You're a wonderful grandmother. The grandkitties are lucky.