Monday, December 27, 2021


Mom got right to work this morning. She's on a mission to finish the last two scarves. I, on the other hand, couldn't decide what to do, so I dabbled.

I started the day with Dorset buttons. 2022 will be the year to celebrate 400 years of Dorset buttons. I have an idea for what I want to do to commemorate the anniversary. We'll see if my idea pans out. I chose to work with DMC Diamant today. I had purchased this for Christmas button ornaments, but never got around to trying it until today. 

The Dorset buttons took all morning. Soon after lunch, the mail was delivered. Because I "needed" more yarn, I ordered some Tibetan Yak from an Etsy shop. I chuckled to think of the journey this yarn has taken. I ordered Tibetan Yak from France, and read on the tag that it was processed in China. These two skeins have been around the world!

I also "needed" more cookie molds. I did enjoy making Springerle cookies this year, and since Mom and I really enjoy them, I'll keep practicing year round.

I won't have to make cookies for a while. There are still plenty left that I baked, and Joanne and Jan brought Russian spice cookies and gingerbread cookies. Mom especially likes the Russian spice cookies and my favorite is the gingerbread.

After a coffee and cookie break, I worked on a couple of pattern repeats on the collar I started months ago. I really like this pattern, and I am determined to finish it.

One of the disadvantages of having multiple projects going at one time is that I have difficulty keeping focus. So, I shifted gears and went back to working on my Reyna shawl.

While knitting, I couldn't stop thinking about the Granny afghan I started last year. So, I pulled it out and started working on it again. 

Maybe I should focus on one project and get it finished!


  1. So busy!!!
    I love seeing your mom weave(only in pictures so far)!! :)
    Lots of fabulous projects!!! :)
    I too have several in progress and got others started. A friend told me that I need to finish the ones I already have started before starting more, and I told her that that might work for her, but not for me. ;) I will post my pictures later. ;)

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    1. I keep trying to whittle my list down, and then I get distracted!

  3. I'm exhausted after reading this. I'll have to go and have a kip!!!!

  4. always an inspiration! however I'm headed into tax season so that will be my focus for the next few months. Happy New Year!

    1. Happy new year to you and Mike, Glenda! I do not envy those heading into tax season. Numbers are my nemesis. I am so grateful for accountants and tax specialists!

  5. Your crafty dilemma sounds like mine. There are lots of reasons why, unfortunately the list is too long to post.


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