Those of you who know me will know that I really hate winter. This would probably be different if I was even mildly athletic and could ski or snowboard, or even if I kind of enjoyed the cold. But I like being a couch potato in the winter time and I enjoy being warm. Plus my car enjoys being in one piece.
I'd like to state that not only did my ABS kick in this morning, but I also spun out once. Then I nearly crashed into another car who was fishtailing through a stop sign, so that was awesome. I also just heard someone crashed into a building down the street. This was all not much more than an hour ago and it's already melting. Gotta love seasonal transitions in PA.
At least it's starting to look a little more like Christmas now that the ground is covered in white. I hate snow, but it hasn't felt like the holidays without it, either. So in honor of our first snowfall, here are the finished crochet poinsettia and Santa magnets I finished for Paula (shipping out this week):
The Santa faces are based off a pattern from Mary Maxim that is no longer in print. I end up making at least a few of these every year because they're just so darn cute that my friends and family fall in love with them.
This time around, I made the poinsettias out of crochet thread. It wasn't as awful as I had imagined, and I think I completed them quicker than I did when I made them out of worsted yarn. Go figure! I thought it would be tedious, but it was painless - and the results were well worth the work.
There's a picture of the poinsettia with a water bottle cap to give you an idea of its size :)
Also, my blog has been listed in the Top 40 Knitting & Crochet Blogs! Check out the site to find out why. I'm thrilled to have been chosen as #16. Thanks so much, Tara!
That's it for today! Have a great Hump Day :D