The days are flying by…


And while I am not doing anything in particular for Christmas (so I don’t have that excuse) the days have been full and crochet is proceeding very slowly.

The vest is still only partially sewn up and has been languishing in the basket next to the sofa (even though I really want to wear it).

I have this much done on the first cushion cover for the dining room.

It’s nowhere near big enough yet.

I will share a couple of links with you. I’m hoping to get them to copy paste nicely. The first is bobwilson123’s You Tube tutorial for a basic granny square. I think she does a chain between each group of three and two chains in the corners, whereas I usually do one chain in the corners and none on the straight edges. But it depends on your tension and whatever works to keep the squares flat.

The second is an interesting find via Ravelry. I favourited the post so I could find it again. It’s a clever way to work in your beginning tail when starting a new colour. It’s Bethintx1’s video here.

Sad news today. My mother-in-law passed away (or, as I call it, “passed over to the bright side”) today. It was not unexpected. Tai Chi Man already had his flights booked for a trip back, anticipating the event, so we will be apart over Christmas. That’s okay, we will make up for it when he gets back.

I’ve been baking up a storm today so that I have cookies for the library knitting drop in group this afternoon.
Marzipan chocolate chip cookies, which spread into one big cookie, so I had to cut them apart!


Gluten-free thumbprint cookies, though I didn’t use the buckwheat flour suggested. I used the Namaste Perfect Flour Blend to replace all the flour in the recipe.


I used less sugar in both recipes and added some chia seeds to the marzipan cookies. Taste test later.

I hope you are enjoying this time, however you choose to celebrate it. Remember to relax and enjoy the light and the love and don’t sweat the small stuff!

One response »

  1. Such a mixture. I’m sorry to read about your MIL. But the colours in your cushions are beautiful. And marzipan choc cookies? I think I might just be in heaven…

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