Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Early on the Eve


Hi, Knitters,
I awoke very early on this Christmas Eve morning to finish the toe of the last of the socks to be gifted tomorrow. Much coffee has already been had and I am pleased as punch to finish the pair. These are going to a family member who requested only a pair of handknit socks from me. 

The wish is granted. 


The yarn is Patons Kroy Socks in the Singin' the Blues colorway. It's unanimous that everyone around here loves the stripes and colors. I've had two more requests for this same yarn and more socks. I'll need a quick breather and then maybe I can come back to it again. It's definitely a good unisex colorway.


I'm so excited for Christmas this year. It all feels so good and happy. Having my grown kids home and tucked in their beds makes me feel whole and content. There is so much excitement and change going on in all of their lives and it is fun to see who they are becoming as young adults. I looked across the dinner table filled with our mostly adult children and asked my husband, "Can you believe we did this?" 

We are all enveloped in home and love. 

I hope love surrounds you this holiday season and for the rest of the new year to come. Thank you for sharing so much with me, sweet Knitters.

See you on the other side.....
xo ~ susan

23 comments:

Melissa Martinez said...

My sentiments exactly! Grown children home for Christmas, laughing, joking, hugging and loving. Their presence is gift enough!

joan g said...

Merry Christmas!

grahamcrackerzz said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. You are my mentor and the first thing I look for in my inbox. You have inspired me to be a better knitter and try new things, especially toys for my new grandbabies. Just wait! There is nothing better in life.
Looking forward to taking a class from you in 2015!

knitterbeader said...

Grown kids home is a great thing! We're awaiting the arrival of our daughter and family who will be here by afternoon. Their kids are teenagers who get bored quickly with all this sentimental "stuff", but that's okay, too. They'll understand some day.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Susan. Love, light and peace to you and your family for the New Year!
Kathleen

Kristebee said...

Merry Christmas Susan!

peaknits said...

Susan, what a sweet cherry on top, all of your kids home, you deserve a pat on the back. Being a mom is sometimes the biggest challenge we face. Nice work! And the socks, love them. I showed them to my teenaged daughter and she might be willing to wear a pair:) my oldest does not appreciate my knitting as much, which is a double edged sword. More time to knit for me but sad she doesn't love a good hand knit. Well, yet anyways! Happy holidays! P.s. New Sarah Addison Allen book comes out January 21...I have three pre-ordered:)

Esther said...

Wishing you and your family peace, health and much joy during the holidays and in the year to come. Your knowldege and warmth have given me so much inspiration, pleasure and cyber-friendship which is greatly appreciated. I hope to someday meet you and thank you in person.

Liz R said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Susan!

Suzanne said...

I am gifting this exact same ColorWay in your vanilla sock pattern to my son tomorrow! The amazing thing is that his feet are now bigger than mine and the nostalgia of how small he was at birth is not lost on me.

Merry Christmas!

Sam I Am...... said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Love those socks..I'd like to put in a request too...;)..hope you have a wonderful holiday...

Judy said...

Merry Christmas dear Susan! You are such an inspiration to me!
May you receive as much or more love as you shower upon those around you!
All the best during this holiday season and in the coming year.

xxoo
Judy

Judy said...

Merry Christmas dear Susan! You are such an inspiration to me!
May you receive as much or more love as you shower upon those around you!
All the best during this holiday season and in the coming year.

xxoo
Judy

zenitude said...

Merry Christmas Susan. The socks are lovely. My 86 year old MIL had knitted socks with the same yarn for all of her grandchildren again this year! Aren't knitted gifts the best!

Momma-mac said...

I made the exact same pair for my mother for Christmas

Sandra Seidel said...

I wish I would have thought to say that to my husband : ). Loving them from head to toe is great isn't it?!!

Kristine Carder said...

Love it - and I'm heading over to stalk her etsy shop immediately!

Hannah said...

Her yarn is just insanely beautiful. What a treat! (hannahr on Rav)

mhchong said...

This would be so fun to knit up!!
Myong (mhchong on Ravelry)

Elena Fuentes-Afflick said...

Susan, I appreciate the love and wonder that you communicate so clearly through your blog. I trust that you had a joyous Christmas and that the New Year will bring new knitting adventure, good health, and creative inspiration!

Elena in SF

Barb said...

Just my best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful and very a Happy New Year to you.

And a big Thank You for all you share with us. You are so talented, inspirational and so very generous - we are very lucky. Best wishes for your continued success!

Penny Ormsbee said...

I love stripes! This are especially nice. Penny