The colorblock hand warmers (Purl Soho pattern, Shibui Staccato yarn) are off the needles, blocked, and ready for…whom? I don’t know.
I made them because I fell in love with the yarn while treating myself to a gift certificate purchase (thanks, Jill!) at the amazing Gather Here in Somerville.
I’m not thrilled with the thumb hole. To be precise, I’m not thrilled that there’s just a hole and not an actual thumb covering. It gets mighty cold here in the Boston area, and having your thumbs exposed just isn’t that practical. But they look lovely, so perhaps, as my grandmother used to say, “your pride will keep you warm.”
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Colorblock hand warmers are done. Not thrilled with the thumb hole since it won't keep a thumb warm. Then again, they're "hand" warmers, not thumb warmers. * Pattern: @purlsoho Yarn: @shibuiknits "Staccato" * #fingerlessmitts #knits #knitaddict #knittersofinstagram #instaknit #knittinglove #knitstagram #knitting
Yesterday was the Feast of St. Nicholas, and as is tradition in my family, the day was marked with cookies. In each of my siblings homes, from Alexandria, VA to Boston, these thin, crisp, spiced treats were rolled, sliced, baked, and enjoyed.
I’ve mailed some to Kevin and Michael, sustenance for their upcoming final exams. And I’ve tucked a few away for Hannah, who will be home for a couple of days next week. If you’d like the recipe, you’ll find it on my December 6 post from a few years ago.
What are some of your winter holiday traditions (baked and otherwise)?