Happy Boxing Day

For me, December 26th is usually a recovery-from-craziness day and typically an online-spending-of-gift-cards day. I began Christmas Day on Long Island and drove the three hours to my Fiasco’s family in Connecticut, totaling visits to three different groups of people that day alone, in addition to making two visits to different people each day on Friday and Saturday. It’s been a whirlwind. I was asleep by 9pm last night and slept until 9am. Twelve hours of blessed sleep and an entire morning of vegging out? Recovery accomplished. As for online spending, I placed my final yarn order of the year to Blue Moon Fiber Arts for some STR HW for Fiasco socks and STR MW, LW, and Mwata Silk Hankies for me. Ho ho ho!

There was some new yarn under the tree for me this year:

Tracks of Bison Fingering, colorway Blue Mud Dauber

This is Tracks of Bison Fingering dyed by Alisha Goes Around, available at The Loopy Ewe. It is 90% superwash Merino and 10% Bison Down, which I am very excited to try. It seems tightly spun and springy and is soft to the touch, I can’t wait to find the right pattern for it. I have 800 yards, any suggestions?

I also have some knitting to share, a few more last minute gifts. Here’s another Pretty Twisted
cuff bracelet:

STR Lightweight, colorway Thraven

An incredibly boring-to-knit but great squishy cowl for my Fiasco:

Malabrigo Worsted, colorway Vaa

Vaa is such a great colorway for guys, it’s a super dark mix of greens and blues that I really love. And finally, a pair of fingerless gloves in a simple cabled design of my own:

Malabrigo Rios, colorway Ravelry Red

I don’t typically like red but the Ravelry Red colorway is so bright and vibrant, it made me happy to knit with it. The recipient (the Fiasco’s Nana) loved them, too, so that’s good. I never got around to those hats I was supposed to knit so I’ve got four of those that will be coming down the pipe shortly, plus a couple of baby booties. This is the Christmas knitting that never ends!

I hope you all had wonderful holidays and happy celebrations. Mine were different this year due to recent family troubles, so there was a hefty dose of sadness in the mix, but there was still joy to be had and love to be shared and that is very comforting.

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