I hope you don't mind being distracted by non-knitting content. I have been doing a lot of knitting, (the gift kind of course) but it simply looks like a big, lumpy, pile of brown wool at this point. Hopefully it will look like something worth posting in the next few days.
Normally, as I sit knitting, I am distracted by the baskets of yarn around me and the dreams of all of the wonderful projects I want to make. But this time of year, the Christmas decorations come out and I get the urge to make ornaments. There is no time for such whimsies this year, as I have over committed myself in many areas of my life. So, all I have to show are things I've made in years past.
For a couple of years I was totally hooked on making beaded ornaments. I must have made hundreds. Quite a few were sold, but I have about 20 that I hang on my tree each year. I still have boxes and boxes of beads waiting for me to get the time to make more.
Then there were the painted ornament years. I was doing a lot of decorative painting for a friend who owned a store at the time. So when the holidays rolled around I started painting Christmas balls. The addition of a few birds or insects made them more interesting to me. I sold a few of these in her shop, but mostly they were for myself.
The new Yarnival is up. Julie Frick did a wonderful job editing this month. I admire her for taking on such a monumental task at such a busy time of year - and doing it so well! I'm very pleased to be in Yarnival this month. Next month it's Carole's turn. Don't be shy, send her a submission.
Finally, I want to welcome a new friend to the knit blog community. Her name is Ravi and I met her while knitting one night at the Point. She is a very talented knitter, and the kind of person I could talk to for hours about various knitting obsessions. Stop by her blog and say "hello".
Have a good week everyone. With any luck I'll get a second post in latter this week. No promises though.