After a lovely Thanksgiving on Thursday, yesterday I spent the day relaxing and working on some projects that I've been meaning to finish for a while now. First I mended two sweaters that have been sitting in my drawer with holes since last winter, including this one that had a hole in the right elbow. It's a delightfully warm and lightweight cashmere hoodie, so to fix the hole I needle felted a little heart over it. Robert says he's never going to stop teasing me about "wearing my heart on my sleeve."
I also finished the second of these two project bags. They have a large buttoned pocket for yarn and a small sleeve for a pencil sewn into the lining. I think they're the perfect size for sock projects. One of them is headed for New York, where a new friend my mom and I met at yarn school last month lives. She gave me some really lovely sock yarn, and I wanted to make her something to say thank you. I hope she likes it!
Then this morning, Robert and I went out and bought a Christmas tree. Then we went and got a simple felt tree skirt, six strings of white lights, a bunch of little red ball ornaments, and a lit-up star tree topper. We also put on several gold and silver Rosendahl "Karen Blixen's Jul" ornaments that I already had. Robert carved a little wooden tree ornament, and has plans to carve some more!