September 25, 2016
I will begin by telling you about the second installment of the Hisser Sisters Christmas Socks KAL. As I noted last month, Claire & I decided that we would cast on a pair of Christmas socks on the 24th of each month before Christmas. This month I am pairing my yarn choice with a fun project bag made by Kathy Norman who has an Etsy shop called QuiltKnitCraft. Kathy is an accomplished seamstress with an eye for color & fabric choice. She is also one of the nicest sellers in the Etsy community. This New York City at Christmastime project bag caught my eye right away. John & I enjoyed our visit to NYC a couple years ago & have talked about one day returning during the holidays. The fabric print of this bag can take me there all year : )
Claire's yarn choice is the Christmas Special offered by West Yorkshire Spinners, a UK yarn company The photo below is taken from their website. The colorway on the left is Holly Berry, & the one on the right is Cherry Drop.
This past week brought us a very happy event ... the arrival of Fall! I look forward to the cooler temperatures, the crispness in the air, the beautiful colors painted on the leaves, & that certain scent that only Fall can bring. Fall is my next-to-favorite season : )
I will leave you today with a song sung by country legend Ernest Tubb. It not only ties in with my Christmas yarn choice, but this particular recording of it holds fond memories for me of Christmases when I was growing up. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do : )