Monday, December 19, 2016

Holiday Knitting.

Yesterday, I invited three of my best knitting friends (who are also, lucky me! family) over for some "holiday knitting". I mixed up a batch of sangria and chilled a bottle of prosecco. because of course drinks!

Everyone brought a snack to share and cookies to swap. It was a beautiful spread.
Katie (with Sam), Lydia , "the spread", and Karen
Knitters do just about everything better don't they?, especially food. Katie brought vegetables and a warm spinach parmesan dip; Lydia made cranberry brie phyllo triangles; and Karen contributed bacon wrapped scallops (which she says she bought frozen at Trader Joe's and I only halfway believe her ... they were that good!). I made a holiday version of the marinated goat cheese. I substituted a few tablespoons of chopped rosemary and thyme for the basil and topped it with pomegranate seeds.

The knitting was fun, too (and not just because I wasn't knitting the sample). I added an inch-ish to the cowl on No Tails; Lydia and Karen were both knitting socks (Karen was knitting with the KFI Indulgence we bought nearly two years ago when I dragged her to Madison in February - she almost made me want to get back to the pair I have hibernating). Katie, however, had her hands full not knitting.

and yeah, as much as we love knitting, each of us happily took a turn in her place.

I hope this is a new tradition for us. (well, except for the little baby part - I'm certainly not wishing annual newborns on Katie ;-)

Maybe it was all the good knitting vibes in the house yesterday, but hey, here's what happened today.
It really does feel finished now. and I feel about about twenty pounds lighter.

Hope your week is off to a great start, too!



12 comments:

  1. What a wonderful celebration! Cheers!

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  2. Why are little bulgy bellies so adorable on babies but not adults? On a related note, I would love the recipe for Lydia's cranberry brie phyllo triangles if she wouldn't mind sharing. They sound absolutely delicious! Congratulations on your completed and dry sample; I bet your knitting trophy will look great on the mantle!

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  3. That sounds like such a wonderful - and delicious - day!

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  4. I don't knot all that well but I can hold a little one...congrats on being able to celebrate your secret sample! All the food sounds de-lish!
    Cheers~

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  5. Oh what fun...and tasty. I need some local knitting friends!! Can't see your finish on my phone, but will definitely look on the "big screen" tomorrow! Little Sam is precious.

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  6. Oh yea, Katie will thank you for that! Our together times are always wonderful-it was great having a holiday get together that was truly a get together. xo

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  7. Oh my! That little baby belly - how fun.

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  8. What a day! So much good all around. And so happy to see that sample all set!

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  9. Beautiful people (and darling babies) to hang out with, to knit with, to chat with, to snack with...that's the very best of the season.

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  10. Wrinkled wrists and chubby tummies - those are the best things in all the world! (Right after finished knitting samples! LOL)

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  11. All things that make for a lovely day - especially that sweet little baby. : ) And glad you finished your top secret knitting!

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