|from the Purl Soho website|
We exchanged a few more texts along the lines of how much work...and ended up agreeing we'd both rather spend the time knitting.
So of course I ordered the kit the very next day (in secret) and proceeded (in secret) to get the first part - the calendar and the tree - done for Charlie's birthday. It helped that I was at my mom's for a week in August. I finished the last strip of numbers and assembled it all the weekend before Charlie's birthday.
I gave it to her (and Charlie) along with the rest of the kit - patterns, felt, stuffing, beads and sequins - to make the ornaments. She was delighted (whew!) - and excited about finishing it.
We got together a few more times during the next six weeks to assemble the ornaments.
Katie was better at cutting. I was better at sewing. We're a good team.
But Katie did all the decorating herself. All 24 ornaments. She finished #22 the day before Sam was born.