Gansey patterned socks; just intricate enough to keep me interested but not difficult to memorize.
I've turned the heel and I'm on my way to the top. One sock to go and the gift socks are finished!
I couldn't resist taking a photo of the lovely pears sent to us by a friend. Anjou gift pears are beautiful but they taste even better. If they'd only ripen a bit faster. I love having something that's not a sweet for the holidays. And what a treat to open the gift box and find these inside.
I knit, garden, bake, and sew. I create something every day, even if it's just a mess in my kitchen.
“I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.” ― Marjorie Pay Hinckley