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Monday, December 23, 2013

god jul!


I have been scrambling to finish a few handknit gifts and baking Christmas cookies -- sugar cookiesNorwegian cookies, and world peace cookies (how can you resist a name like that at this time of year?). The upper midwest is a snowy winter wonderland this year, very good for the Christmas spirit.
Wishing you and yours joy and peace in the year ahead.


Tuesday, December 03, 2013

firsts

It has been a season of firsts -- first snowfall, first road trip, first Thanksgiving. Erik apparently loathes bibs, though he enjoyed spending Thanksgiving with his Minnesota grandparents quite well otherwise. So much love! A new baby has a way of renewing and enriching connections with friends and family.
Back home in Chicago, amazed that it's December already, time to trim the tree.
Captain Crochet, luxuriating away
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The Christmas elf is hard at work...
 a faerie ring shawlette, ready for blocking

a hat for a certain someone with "Purple Pride"