Uppsala Slippers and a YOP Update

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We are deep in the throws of winter, under 8-12 inches of snow here. And my feet cannot get warm! I adore these snowflake slippers and I think they are just the thing to wear over hand knit wool socks for a double layer of wooly warmness. Uppsala Slippers by Fibrely (Ravelry link)

Year of Projects Update

Felting

I’m going to dye some fiber this week while I’m off work — blue and green — and finish the stitching on Hay for Days.

Knitting

I’m making good progress on Franca, mistletoe kisses socks, and puttering on my Aurora Borealis cowl. I’m going to cast on a Litmus Cowl with my Advent yarn. Liz is my Advent yarn guru, and she posted it today. It’s just what I need: mindless. I will randomly pull colors out and knit them with a section of the big skein in between. Yay. Litmus Cowl Ravelry Link

Design

I’m going to spend some time with my video class this week while I’m off.

This has been a Year of Projects Update. You can read my original list here. You can find out more about the group here.

What I Got for Christmas, A Theme

Bob felt bad that I didn’t have much to open on Christmas morning, but he did very well. I received a breed specific fiber yarn club subscription and breed specific knitting workshop from Longway Homestead! It doesn’t get much better than that. I also got a sweary knitting mug from ChristineParkerCo and some silver snowflake earrings that are toodling their way here in the post. They are a replacement for a pair I lost hiking a few years ago. My oldest kid sent us original music on the winter solstice. My sister gave me a gift card to The Woolly Thistle and surprised me with a Faerie Knitting book. My Mom sent us cash, and I immediately spent my portion on yarn for a blue Turtledove. (Image above. Apparently I want to make whatever Liz is making.) Bob’s Mom sent us cash, and I ordered a warm robe and PJs, which I need. I also received a handmade bud vase, a hand painted card, yarn! and other goodies in the mail from friends. I feel positively spoiled! I re-embraced card sending this year. I needed it in 2020. I also Skyped and Facetimed with family on the day, which was the best gift. I hope you had a good Christmas, too!

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9 thoughts on “Uppsala Slippers and a YOP Update

  1. I want those slipper too, basically I want nearly everything you posted this month!😂 We had a very quiet Christmas but a I felt spoiled, DH a bought me a cashmere turtleneck!🥰 It is a midnight blue tweed and cozy as can be!!!

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  2. We must have some hive mind going on, because I’m also making plans to stitch up 2 pair of slippers this year!
    Sounds like you had a good Christmas haul!!
    The blue yarn is lovely! I bet the sweater will be so beautiful.

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  3. Amazing slippers. I bet they will keep you warm! I love the blue yarn Turtle Dove. Such a rich color. I am making a point of thanking all of the knit /crochet blog pals who put themselves out there regularly. I know we do it because we love the craft. Still, it requires diligence to keep posting and photographing etc. We share private moments of loss and of successes. It is a very vulnerable thing to do and we do it all the time. It keeps our blogs real. But , I want to thank you for being willing to do it and continue the great craft community out there.

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