Saturday, December 20, 2008

Let the Holiday Cheer Begin!

Where did last week go?! My goodness... I had just a thumb to finish last Tuesday on a pair of Toasty and it took me until last night to finish it (we're talking about 8 rows...maybe 15 stitches a row). I had a surprisingly draining week of work (typically things slow down just a wee bit), but last night it was official....

The Holidays have begun!!


Joy to the World!

I met Nartian at Purlescence for some holiday singing and knitting! It was exactly what I needed after a long week!


Carols and Knitting

The holiday spirit was definitely in the air!

friends

Look at that little cutie!!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

There was also a special reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas...

The Grinch and Cindy Lou Lou?

...with a visit from the Grinch and Cindy Lou Lou (I think!).


The rest of the weekend will be spent trying to finish the many Christmas gifts I still have to knit. I'm down to the list of very close family that, well, understand if they don't quite get a finished gift at Christmas. But still...who wants to spend January still knitting Christmas gifts! So I've trimmed the list and am knitting away!

Thanks for everyone who has generously donated this past week! You have until Christmas Eve morning to continue donating! Details...here...

Happy Holidays!!!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

18 comments:

Jadielady said...

Oh goodness! That would definitely put me in the Christmas knitting spirit.
And do I spy a Utilikilt?

Jolynn said...

Singing and knitting? Sounds like my kind of night! Good luck finishing up your projects! ^_^

Scrabblequeen said...

That looks like lots of fun. My knitting group is unlikely to sing, I think!

Disco said...

Aww man, you Californians really know how to Christmas party. What fun.

Big hugs

sam said...

Looks like a fun evening! Enjoy your time off.

Zonda said...

What fun that must have been! I would love to have Purlescence as my LYS..waaa I wanna move near you LOL! Me too, all of a sudden I thought I could knit a few things...um..not.. Happy holidays to you! hugs!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

That was so fun the other night! So glad I got to see you right before the holidays.

Wishing lots of holiday joy!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Looks like so much fun:)Hugs Darcy

cockeyed said...

...wish I could have been there! looks like alot of fun!

tapmouse said...

Yes, I was wondering where our Irish Girlie had gone to when I hadn't seen any updates! Glad you had Friday evening to decompress. I know Nartian was looking forward to it since she would be hostessing her mom and that was her last night before her arrival.

I was sad I couldn't join all of you and am scrambling to do a 'do over' gift cowl that I decided came out too wide. Now working on a cabled one that is a bit figety and not sure I should be 'wasting' my valuable gift knitting time on that. The cabled portions only come 4-8 times per round, about every 3-6 rounds, so that's what kinda justifies it for me-need to keep the interest up too, right?

Hang in there! Hopefully will see you soon.

chemgrrl said...

Wow, that looks like it was fun. But what did that guy use to turn his beard green? Do I want to know?

Merry Smas!

cupcakefaerie said...

Wishing you lots and lots of holiday cheer!

Nell said...

Looks like another wonderful time!!!

Rani said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Batty said...

Happy Holidays to you! Goodness me, how I wish I could have been there! Yarn and singing and knitting together... even the Grinch wouldn't be able to resist.

Jamie/Moira said...

Sandy, Kaye and Tony are dear friends of mine.
Thank you for posting such wonderful photos.
I live to far away to see them as often as I would like.

It looks like you had a wonderful time.

tiennie said...

Happy holidays to you!

Rebel said...

I miss knit-night.

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