Warm Wishes and Unveiling of Presents

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Day and a Happy Holidays the whole week long.

Mine was lovely, filled with food, friends, family, presents, and spiced drinks. What more can you ask for?

To start the holidays off right, I received a package filled to the brim with ornaments a few days before Christmas. 

They were handmade by Kelly Marie of Ellaluna. All of them were rapidly placed on the tree except for the lavender sachet (first ornament from the left). The sachet was dropped into my fiber stash; one can never have too many.

Yesterday was our first day of complete relaxation and as luck would have it, I woke up with a sore throat and head cold. Thankfully, I was able to spend the entire day in my pajamas. It was so nice.

Now that Christmas is over (well, almost over. Dan and I do swap one more present on 3 Kings Day), I can finally show you what I got my MIL.

It is a knitting needle case with an entire collection of double pointed needles.

I followed the basic design of the needle cases I own and just appliqued the numbers on. It was fun and easy to do.

In return, she spoiled me rotten: 1 pair of handknit socks, 1 pair of handknit slippers, 2 handknit bags, a handknit vest, a yarn cone holder, and the latest knitting book from Nicky Epstein, Knitting on Top of the World.

The Tigger didn’t come from my MIL. I have Tim, her sweet husband, to thank for him.

To think, I was just starting to cave to the sock craze and wishing I had the time to knit myself a pair of socks. MIL to the rescue! Instead, I can focus all my attention on designing something for the twin babies Dan’s uncle and aunt are expecting. Woo.

8 thoughts on “Warm Wishes and Unveiling of Presents

  1. Love the needle roll, what a great present. I love all your presents, too, but that’s a pretty sneaky way to get out of knitting socks, getting someone else to do it!

  2. Love the needle case you made your MIL! I’m going to look for something like that on Etsy because I’m sick of rummaging through a bag looking for matching needles. Have a very Happy New Year!

  3. I’m seriously coveting that DPN case. I have my needles so scattered in multiple places – I really should dig out my sewing machine and make myself one so they’re at least halfway organized and I don’t always have to dig out my needle sizer to figure out what it is.

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