Monday, December 28, 2015

Last post of 2015

I realized that I should do a last post for this year.  I did manage to make two Christmas hats, although one wasn't finished till the day after Christmas.  I made the Baa-ble hat  (design from the Shetland Wool Week people) (the one that everyone seems to be knitting), and gave it to the girl child for Christmas.



And the boy child had to wait an extra day, but he got the Pressed Rib Cap (design from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas) in his favorite colors, purple and orange.



(Yes, he's reaching out to pet Mia.)

And I finished putting in all 24 squares from my Opal Sock Yarn Advent Calendar on my mitered square blanket.




To backtrack a bit, the kids came home the weekend before Christmas to decorate the tree.  Hooray!





And we had a nice family Christmas celebration on Christmas.




I'm not planning to do a year in review, but I will post a pic from a hashtag that seems very popular on instagram, #2015bestnine.  Here is my best nine, according to whoever developed this app or whatever it is.  (Google it and you'll find it.)


These were the pics that were "liked" the most in instagram this year, according to the app.  As I said on instagram, I guess I'd better get back to stitching!  :D

Mia is never quite happy around Christmas.  Too much activity for her accustomed routine.  But she did enjoy her Christmas presents.



(And yes!  We saw Star Wars!  Of course!)



Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week.  And many wishes for a happy, healthy, peaceful and safe New Year.


43 comments:

Vickie said...

You are so talented Margaret! I especially love the hat you gave the girl child.
I notice Mia in a Godiva bag!!! ;)

Mugwump Woolies said...

Love the sheep hat! DD looks adorable wearing her gift! What a fun Christmas you had. Your afghan is so beautiful...so colorful. You accomplished a great deal in 2015! Can't wait to see your 2016 finishes.
Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family!
Robyn

Vicki said...

Margaret, I love, love, love the blanket. The caps are so cute, and look very warm. Thanks for sharing your family Christmas with us. Wishing you a very Happy 2016! Oh, and by the way, did I tell you I love the blanket?! haha

Erica said...

LOVE those hats!
The afghan is very interesting! I find that I have quite a bit of yarn left after knitting socks. Need to do something with it. This might be the perfect thing.
Have a Happy New Year!
Erica

Berit said...

Wow, the pic of DS decorating the tree shows how beautifully fresh and green it is! :o

I think Legos at Christmas is really fun; what set is he putting together? I think your knitting is interesting and lovely--but somehow I really enjoy pictures of stitching generally. Maybe others are the same? I'd like to see more of your quilting if you're taking requests lol (a ridiculous concept; "you do you"!)

Melissa said...

Well, you've had another great and productive year! I love that sheepie hat! You knitted that one pdq! That blanket is amazing. (Notice I am commenting on all the knitting!)

Looks like a lovely Christmas was had by all!

Wishing you a very Happy 2016, Margaret!

Annette-California said...

Beautiful hat you made for girl child! I love it! WOW! Both hats are fabulous.
Lovely Christmas tree and your blanket is gorgeous. Well done!
Happy New Year, love Annette

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a delightful post. Love the hats and all the stitching. Love seeing the family as well. I want to make a crochet miter afghan some time. Huggles.

cucki said...

Wow beautiful had you made and I love them so much...
Mia is a sweetie pie ..I love your Christmas tree so much..
Big hugs and love x

Evelyne said...

I love the hat for the girl child! The blanket is beautiful en d wonderful colors.
nice family pics!
Best wishes for you and your family , hopefully a healthy, peaceful, 2016

Evelyne

Anna van Schurman said...

Wonderful sheepy hat! Like how the blanket is coming out. Looks great! Happy New Year!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful hats for your children. Going to miss your end of year recap. Am getting ready to start Ann Pennsylvania Peacock.

Amy said...

The sheep hat is completely adorable and is making me wish I knew how to knit.

Amy said...

The sheep hat is completely adorable and is making me wish I knew how to knit.

valerie said...

Looks like a wonderful Christmas Margaret! I'm in love with the sheepie hat...how cute! Happy New Year! Hope great things come to you in 2016. :)

Mary said...

Looks like a very Merry Christmas was had by all Margaret! LOVE the sheepy hat - it looks totally adorable on your daughter. Wishing you the best in 2016.

Barb said...

I noticed on Ravelry ypthat the Baa- blue hat and the beautiful Rowe sweater were very popular knit items - yours are beautiful.

Would you mind telling me what yarn you used to knit the hat?

You were very busy knitting and stitching this year -'so much fun to see your work - thanks for sharing.

Jackie said...

Love the hats and it looks like the kids do too! Your blanket is really coming along too.

Mia looks like she's forgiven all transgressions!

Ali said...

What lovely hats to knit and gift to your kids, the sheep hat looks such fun. It looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas together, best wishes for 2016.

Penny said...

I'm always inspired by whatever you are working on...knitting, cross stitch - it doesn't matter. :) Looks like you had a very productive year. Love the hats! And of course the Legos - I kind of miss those days. That's quite a fancy new toy for Mia. :) Happy New Year to you and your family, Margaret!

Wanda said...

Margaret, the hats are fabulous! Your Rowe sweater is stunning! Wishing you and your family a wonderful, healthy 2016. Thanks so much for your beautiful blog. I know it takes alot of time and energy to keep a blog and I just want you to know I appreciate it and look forward to your posts and whatever stitchy craft you are enjoying!

Mary Ann said...

It looks like your family had a fun Christmas. I love the hats you made for the kids, and I really love the blanket!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

I love DD's hat. DS's isn't bad either. Oh, heck, all your knitting is drop dead gorgeous!
You had some beautiful stitchery finishes in 2015. Can't wait to see 2016's.
It looks like your Christmas was very merry. May you be blessed with health, happiness and lots of stitching/knitting time in the new year.
Hugs :)
Lauren

marly said...

The best to you in 2016. That blanket is so wonderful. Your knitting is beautiful. Looks like you had a great Christmas with loved ones.

Vera said...

Fabulous hats Margaret! And your blanket is amazing...so colourful. Glad you had such great times with your family. Are you making dumplings New Year's Day? I'm knitting a bed for Tyg!! A bowl in wool which I will then felt. Fun. Happy New Year to you and yours...full of happy, healthy, wooly and stitchy times.

Annie said...

The hats turned out so good. They seem to fit perfectly. Love all the colors in the blanket so far.

Nice to see such happy family times. Wishing all of you a very happy new year!

Joy said...

What a happy post! Love the hats and the "best 9". So happy the kids made it home...the best part of Christmas I bet. Have a Happy New Year with many blessings in 2016!

Carol said...

Oh, that hat of your daughter's is so sweet--and she looks adorable in it :) Looks like you had a great family Christmas, Margaret... We just saw Star Wars last night, too. Interestingly, I liked it more than any of the guys--what did you think?

Happy 2016 to you and your family--wishing you a happy, healthy, creative new year!

Chris said...

Hiya Margaret! It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. The hats are super!
Your top 9 are pretty impressive! Such lovely finishes.
I enjoyed Star Wars much more than I thought I would. They did a great job honoring the past and introducing the next generation.
Happy New Year!

Teresa S. said...

Loved your best nine, Margaret! Have a very Happy New Year!

Brigitte said...

These hats are so so cool, and hey, I had never seen one with sheep on it :) Very special indeed. And your mitered blanket already looks so beautiful. It's certainly a lot of fun knitting these squares.
Great top 9 that you have. And yes, why not getting back to stitching. But the time will come. Just go with the flow ...
Happy New Year to you and your family.

woolwoman said...

The mitered afghan is really beautiful. LOVE the hats - both of them are great but I know the Baa-able one is a bit of work, DD looks lovely modeling it. Glad you had a super family Christmas. Your 9 most fav'd projects are gorgeous. Wishing you all the best in 2016 - with warm and "wooley thoughts" Mel

Angie said...

Margaret, you have done some amazing projects. Thanks for letting me read your entertaining blog throughout the year. Wishing you and the family a very happy and healthy new year.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

The hat is as darling on your DD, as I knew it would be! Adorable! That afghan is amazing. So many pretty things in your home/pictures. It's a little "II spy" game.
Happy new year to you and your family, Margaret!

Sherry said...

I love the hats. Especially the one your DD is wearing! So many wonderful stitches too!

Stitchmaker said...

Loved reading your blog and looking at your knitting.
Beautiful job the hats and the lovely sweater below. The sweater wool is one of my favorites.
Hope all is well.
Have a Happy 2016

Dawn said...

Happy 2016 Margaret! So nice you could all be together. All of your projects are wonderful. Thanks for another year of sharing!

Juels said...

Love the hat you made for your daughter! Happy New Year!!

Loraine said...

What a wonderful post! I hope you have a lovely New Year with all that life had to offer.
Your knitting is amazing!! I love the hats and the afghan is beautiful.
Lots of hugs to you!

Jean said...

Hats are wonderful, but you don't stitch anymore? Which sampler is that in middle? Love Mia...my cats say hi to her and I know she's glad to have her boy home. Have wonderful New Year.

Beth said...

Looks like Mia had a wonderful Christmas! Love the sheep hat!

mainelystitching said...

Love your post, pics, and crafty goodness! Looks like the Christamstime was merry and bright for all. :)

Kaisievic said...

Love the shetland hat (thanks for the link to the freebie) and I love, love, love your best nine. A belated Merry Xmas to you and your lovely family, my dear friend. xxxx