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!


  1. What a wonderful celebration! Cheers!

  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!

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

  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!

  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.

  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

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

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

  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.

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

  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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