Monday, January 3, 2011
are the best! Pictured here is a beautiful handknit shawl knit by Cathy of "ZigZagStitches". Cathy is an accomplished knitter, who, unlike me, knits things that are more complicated than the rectangles I always have on the needles. Difficult to see, but this particular shawl has tiny seed beads knit into the trim. The colors are beautiful, and it is sure to be worn often. What a wonderful surprise today to receive this! She also gave me an entire set of interchangeable needles with cords so that I will always have the right size needles ready to go....for those rectangular projects!
I managed to complete many handknit articles as I recovered from the leg injury of over a month ago. One particular scarf pattern (a more complicated rectangle than usual!) was the gift of choice for friends this year....along with dark chocolate and wine. (one must have antioxidants!)
Another unique gift was homemade granola with cranberries! Wonderful on yogurt, etc. or as a cereal or straight out of the jar! (shhh!) ...and can always count on Gail for her famous shortbread cookies. Thank goodness for these, which are passed off as my own Christmas baking! :)