So I am baking and making, and decorating, and ... I have two deadlines, one to mail stuff across the country and one for those of us who are here.
The tree is up.
Of course, the bins are not put away, because there are still some things that need to come out.
Emme would like you to know that she helped.
You can see what a great help she was.
In the evenings, I knit and I managed to make a neck warmer in a couple of evenings of Hallmark movies. Neck warmers have replaced the long scarves of my youth, in the school yards. Safer and less likely to get lost.
I need to work on centering my pictures. Note the festive table covering.
I was asked for the "pattern" so I will share it with you, too.
I had a 100 gm ball of worsted weight yarn (acrylic so it can go in the washer), and I cast on 88 stitches, loosely, on a 5mm 16" circular needle. I did a K2P2 rib until it looked long enough (about 6") and cast off using a stretchy cast off. The cast off caused the bottom to flare, and I liked it. It is done and it fits over an adult head, so it should fit somebody in early elementary. I used just over 40 gm of yarn, so you can get 2 from the ball. Presto, winter warmth. I suppose it needs a matching hat.