Tree was knit from the Whit's Knits Pine Tree Sachet pattern in Nashua Handknits Natural Focus Ecologie Wool in Logwood colorway, stuffed with organic wool mill end scraps and a little bean bag of polyfil pellets placed in the bottom.
Pics taken by the boys and myself during the twice weekly trips we made between Thanksgiving and Christmas to swimming lessons at the closest pool an hour south of us. What was I thinking signing them up for lessons in the midst of winter, with weather conditions like this? Pretty, anyways. Still, it beats a couple of years ago when I drove them to lessons at the closest pool at that time over an hour away, north across the border in Canada. Yes, we really used to have to leave the country for swim lessons. We still do go up there to swim on occasion on the weekends in the winter.
We'll be making the same drive to the south at least once a week over the following few months for skiing. At our request, our parents gifted us ski passes and ski lessons this year for Christmas presents. Ulterior motive: cutting back on the mountain of presents this year. It sort of worked. The pile was closer to the height of Mt. Rainier/ At least it was less than the usual Mt Everest found under the tree on Christmas morning.
What the heck, a few more:
Happy New Year. : )