I love cold weather. Seriously. Snowy, drizzly, frosty and frigid. I tend to be “craftier” during the cold weather months. Knitting especially suits me at this time…cuddly balls of yarn, fluffy garments cascading from working needles and endless inspiration!

Knitting for others is such a pleasure…thoughts and prayers are worked into each item, no matter how small. Each item is as unique as its soon-to-be owner. I tend to “knit on the fly,” altering the pattern to suit my knitting style or the recipient’s taste.

What’s in the workbasket, now?

Working on a pair of fingerless gloves in alpaca.

The boys attended an alpaca fiber show with our dear friend, Mr. Tom Ryan. They were quite taken by the sweet creatures and brought home the delicious, heathery gray yarn that is on the needles.

Two lovely capelets for my sweet granddaughters. My two youngest daughters received these same capelets for Easter and wear them constantly…real princess capes, they call them!

Crowns! I love this pattern. I made eight of these last year. Super quick to knit and definitely a one-of-a-kind stocking stuffer. I stitch on rhinestone buttons and pearls, and knit flat rather than in the round. Much easier to adjust the size, should it stretch.

My favorite hat “recipe.” I’ve knit at least six of these. Very flattering and a quick knit.

Mittens. Mittens, mittens, mittens. My “little kittens” are always losing their mittens…

These weekend the girls and I will finish our St. Lucy Crowns and dolls (patterned after these).
The boys will be searching the woods for greenery for the Advent wreath and to deck the mantle. What fun!

Are you crafting yet? What’s in your basket? I’d love to know!