Saturday, December 19, 2009

Let the holidays begin!

It sure has been a crazy/hectic/stressful/not-so-fun past few weeks or so. The tree isn't even up. Even though I'm still working a day or two next week, I was so happy to be done with work on Friday. And the perfect way to start the holidays....

Caroling at Purlescence Yarns!

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I think there were about 30 of us gathered in the shop last night for some holiday singing and knitting.

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Nartian, Cupcakefaerie and I had a great time!

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Christmas caroling wouldn't be complete without last-minute holiday knitting. I loved the hat that Cupcakefaerie was working on.

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And rather than decorating my Christmas tree, I've escaped to the coast for a weekend of relaxing and knitting to the sounds of the ocean.

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I think I'm ready for the holidays to officially begin!

Happy Holidays!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

23 comments:

hearthead said...

LUCKY!!! Merry Christmas...let's talk soon!

Channon said...

Sounds like a nice way to welcome in the hustle of the season!

Erin said...

Sounds like a great time! Happy Holidays!

dianne said...

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy your weekend :-)

cupcakefaerie said...

So much fun, and I won't tell anyone about the visit to the In-n-Out burger drive-thru afterwards :)

Enjoy your weekend away.

Zonda said...

The caroling knit nite how fun! Have a great relaxing weekend!

peaknits said...

i. am. so. jealous. What a great way to kick off the holidays! Enjoy them!

Discoknits said...

I kicked off the holidays taking care of eleventy million "guests" at Books&Nooks today. Joy to the World, la-la-la-la.

I'd take your kick-off in a heartbeat. Where is that lovely ocean? Is that the Atlantic? Ho ho ho.

Big hugs - hope that Snowboarder is taking care of you.
}:0)

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

The coast sounds like a perfect way to get ready for Christmas! Enjoy.

Kathy in San Jose said...

And it was great fun to see you! Enjoy the ocean.

Scrabblequeen said...

I am soooo ready for some time at the coast! I wish I thought it could happen. Merry Christmas to you!! And your little dogs, too. :-)

Caffeine Girl said...

Although I'm quite safe from hurricane here in the heartland, I love the ocean. Thanks for the pix; I can almost smell the salt!

Batty said...

Sigh, I love the knitting/spinning holiday gathering. What a great idea to get all festive while feverishly cranking out those last couple of gifts.

Rani said...

Oooh What IS Cupcakefaerie knitting?

That looks like so much fun! What a cozy event - and singing!

Your trip looked just as you described it - relaxing. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

What color is she knitting with and pattern so pretty:)
I'm officially envious of your retreat how lovely great photos sounds like a fabulous way to celebrate the Holidays:)
working on a burnished leaves cowl for mil in plucky raspberry bubble 50/50 silk ,merino love the sheen to the yarn and depth of color.Happy Holidays Darcy

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

So much fun Friday night! And I'll top your In&Out w/a trip to Krispy Kreme. My monkeys have been craving it for months.

Have a great weekend on the coast.

Kaye said...

How cool! My LYS is owned by a nice Jewish woman...so yeah there will be no caroling! Ha ha!

Enjoy your relaxing!

knittinggolfer said...

I may be just a tad bit jealous about the knit n carole and the weekend getaway!
hugs, girlie!

Jo said...

I can't wait for the holidays to start - I just need to finish these last 3 days of work... Have fun at the ocean!

twincookies said...

The Knitmore Girls are in your knitting group? How cool! congrats on the RSC designing!

samro said...

Very jealous of your beach knitting. It's dark, cold, dumping rain and just plain gross here.

Don't work to hard this week. Happy Holidays!

Neuroknitter said...

How fun to recognize some knitterly faces!! What a fab idea to knit and carol!!

I hope you enjoyed your beach weekend! That sounds fabulous...maybe you decided not to return to the chaos! ;)

Happy winter!! :)

weezalana said...

Love that you all sat around knitting and caroling! What a great holiday tradition!

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