Saturday, December 31, 2016

Christmas Traditions

So, I wrote this blog post about two weeks ago.  I've been having a lot of problems using my iPhone to do blog posts.  So many problems that I've composed and lost whole posts.  It was getting very frustrating and I had almost decided to give up the whole blogging business.  But, Kev gave me a laptop for Christmas.  So, now I can resume blogging.  I rather enjoyed blogging using the iPhone, but lately the apps that I had been using just weren't working and I couldn't even manage to get a post to the publish part.  Like I said, very frustrating, especially when you've done the work to get all your thoughts down to word form and all your pics organized only to be met with a road block in the publish phase.  Maybe it was my phone, and not the app itself.  That is entirely possible because my phone has been absolute and total rubbish lately tbh.  So, without further adieu - here is what is likely my last blog post of the wonderful (not) year of 2016!!

Yes!! I cant believe how fast this year has gone.  It's that time of year where start thinking about what ornaments I want to make for my four grandsons.  This is the third year that I've made handcrafted tree ornaments for my boys.  The first year I crocheted snowmen for them.  The second year, I knit the cutest snowball reindeer.  This year, I've decided to knit little elves!

The pattern was written by Susan B Anderson.  She is a wonderful designer - in particular she designs great toy patterns.  I've knit several of her toys in the past and always with great results! She does a fantastic job.

All four of the elves knit up very fast.  I couldn't be more pleased with them.  I'm pretty sure that my boys will like them too, and really that's what its all about, right?

Merry Christmas from my house to yours!