I can’t post my family Christmas gifts because I believe some of my family members follow this blog. I’ll share those after Christmas.

What I can share are these:

The pattern is Six Pointed Star Christmas Ornament.

I have 12 coworkers and I’m making 12 white and 24 red so that everyone gets 1 white one and 2 red ones. I think I might be a bit insane thinking I can get them all done on time.

I love giving my fellow workers handmade gifts. I hope they understand that I thought of them way more while I made the thing than if I just went out a bought something. I’ve been lucky that anyone I’ve ever knit something has been grateful – at least to my face anyway.

Knitting has been a skill shared along the female line of my family for many generations. I’m sad that I think it’s going to stop with me. My daughter and my oldest don’t really seem interested or they don’t stay engaged long enough. Maybe later in life they’ll change their minds. For me it goes far beyond a hat, a sweater or a pair of mittens. Knitting has helped me heal from grief and cope with anxiety and depression. It’s like a good friend who always makes me feel safe and comfortable. I wish I could have shared this with my children.


So I’m reasonable sure that only scammers and spammers come here anymore, but I want to breathe a bit of life back into this website. How much depends on me and what I think I can handle. My free time is little and precious but I do miss sharing my knitting adventures.

And I have been knitting during COVID. Maybe not a lot but things were made.

Like this sweater.

The other two items I can’t show because they are for Christmas.

On my roster of things to make are a baby blanket (#6), a shawl and a cable sweater.

It has been a roller coaster ride the last 18+ months. I’m ready to push forward, open my eyes and take a deep breath.