Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Secret Santa Project Revealed

Yesterday was our knitting groups Christmas breakup and a great time was had by all. It was also time to give out our Secret Santa presents. So I can now reveal the project that I had to be secretive about, remember the box. Well I can now reveal that this was the project hiding inside.


The Mason Dixon log cabin afghan was what took up a great deal of my time, I enjoyed every minute of this project and I even would like to make another one someday. This one is now residing at Ms Stashs and there will be a certain cat who will love it too I am sure.

So who was spoiling me this year? The lovely and very talented Cathy. She made the most gorgeous scarf, in my favourite colour. It is made with a technique called broomstick crochet, it will get a lot of wear when our cold weather returns next winter. Also she included some yummy coffee from Hudsons and she even thought of Rocky and included a couple of toys for him to play with, thankyou so much Cathy.

I have four squares left to do for the lizard ridge afghan and I am also making a couple of hats for my etsy shop. My children finish school tomorrow so that will mean a lot more noise but at least all the running around involved with school and school activites will finish for a couple of months. So till next time,
happy knitting.

34 comments:

fitknit said...

Ta Dah!!!

Love the log cabin! Such a happy little coven.

2paw said...

The blanket was lovely, and Ms Stash was lucky to leave with it I think!! Didn't we all get such excellent SS presents???? Can't wait to see the Lizard Blanket!!

tiennie said...

Ooohh! Very nice!

Suzi said...

A certain cat got a brief glance at it, but it was snatched away before he could shed hair on it or worse start making himself at home upon it!

It was truly beautiful, I ave often admired these log cabin rugs. Ms Stash is absolutly thrilled with it I know.

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

How on earth did you find the time to knit that log cabin and the afgan squares?
I am stuck on the second sleeve of the Central Park Hoodie and don't think thats going anywhere till next year now!!!

Marina said...

It's gorgeous! Beautiful colours.

trek said...

Lovely log cabin.

Emma said...

Oooh, lovely job! It makes me want to make one myself.

Debby said...

You have such an eye for color! It will definitely be a cheery blanket in winter. I love the lacy look of your new scarf -- just beautiful!

AR said...

Cute! Great present you got, too!!

Janette said...

Sharon... all that work! Just fabulous, congratulations.

Kate_knits_a_bit said...

oh wow! that afghan is GORGEOUS!!! fine work there my friend.
Happy Xmas and a Merry New Year!

Shelley said...

The Log Cabin looks great! You did an awesome job with it, and I'm sure it's recipient will love it.

You also got spoiled too! Love that scarf...looks so soft and pretty!

Fifi said...

Oh, I love the rug! The colours are beautiful and it feels lovely. I couldn't stop petting it the other day.

Ash could have got to share, but then he wanted to welcome it with CLAWS!! and that was just not on.

Thanks again for the lovely gift, I feel very lucky.

Anonymous said...

You've been very busy, beautiful colors!

Helen said...

Fabulous knitting Sharon! Ms Stash is one very lucky lady. Always loved these blankets. I am knitting a Maxon Storage box as part of Mum's Chrissie present.
Merry Christmas and a Knitty New Year.
Helen

Larjmarj said...

I remember my mom making broomstick lace. She's done every craft known to man I think. Love those colors on the afghan! LOVERLY.

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love the log cabin!

Anonymous said...

Great job on the Log Cabin blanket...how lucky is the person who got it for their gift!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I love the happy colors. And how nice to be spoiled with that lovely scarf and more! Yummy!

MrsDrWho said...

I know I am a non knitter and so my opinion may not count for much but ...that log cabin rug you made looks FANTASTIC!!!!!

Procrastiknitter said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Sharon! Looks so wonderful, can't wait to see the Lizard Ridge!

Leeanne said...

Your afgahn looks great. Isnt it amazing the different appearances it has from different angles.

Really nice.

Kylie said...

Hi Sharon, I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope you have a safe and happy holidays. Take Care.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Sharon! You deserve to be spoilt!

Suzi said...

Quick comment - your it! I've tagged you for the six werid things meme!

Anonymous said...

You are soooo productive it's scary! I have to start knitting again but we are ripping out the kitchen, slowly and I fear for my yarns. Well our lungs too, but the yarns as well.

I love to read what you've been up to! So inspiring!

JoanM said...

How do you get time and motivation Sharon? You are fabulous. I love the afgan, and all your other projects.
Hope you had a lovely Christmas, and here's to a really Happy New Year.

sillyewe said...

That IS a lovely blanket!!! Very cool. And I can't wait to see the Lizard done. Happy New Year, Sharon!!!

Diana said...

The afghan is adorable. I just love the bright colors!oeox

Michelle said...

Hi Shaz!! I'm back from my holz!!! That blanket is lovely!! What yarn did you use??

Kylie said...

Happy New Year!!!

Annie said...

Had to comment, having lurked around for a while. Your knitting is wonderful, so colourful, so pretty.
Please consider yourself tagged for the 6 weird things meme. See my blog for details.
Thanks

Suzi said...

Attention my fellow SNBer's!

The cafe at Door of Hope dosen't open till Wednesday! So tomorrow will have to be a BYO lunch and drinks day. So pack your cut lunch and fill your thermos, and then perhaps pack it as well.

In addition to this mail out, I will attempt a mass mail out to everyones accounts through my yahoo account, hopefully covering everyone. If anybody knows of anyone who won't be reached by either of these e-mails can you please pass the message on to them! I'd rather double or triple up than have someone come tomorrow unawares and unprepared.
Cindy has a wonderful idea to help solve these minor hiccups in the future! Will discuss it all tomorrow! Cindy I will draw up some ideas tonight and hopefully then after tomorrows discussion we can issue it out at the next meeting.