It was a wonderful holiday and time off from work. My list of UFOs didn't go down by too much but I managed to complete the two biggest ones. Or rather, the two I wanted to do the least because my current interests had moved from sewing to knitting and spinning. The kid's quilt, blogged about here, is finally finished and it currently taking a ride in the dryer.
I love the look of the polka dot fabric I used for the binding.
The second thing I wanted to finish but wasn't really interested in doing was the knitting bag I made for my friend Amy. The deal was if she bought all the materials, I'd put the thing together. Despite a couple a very annoying setbacks, I started and finished it today:
It turned out pretty well. Naturally, I can see all the mistakes but probably no one else will. I just hope Ames like it.
I spent the last week and a half without an alarm clock, sleeping until I woke up. It was glorious! Christmas was wonderful, with my entire family home for the first time in quite a few years. There were 18 of us talking, laughing and filling up Mom and Dad's house. It was great being surrounded by family. I believe that it just isn't Christmas unless you get at least one book. I got five! It was a happy Christmas.
Back to work tomorrow. It's going to be jarring to wake up to the alarm at 6:00 am and spend the day at work rather than with my cats. Every time I sat down, I'd have a cat on my lap. It's pretty great.