On The Trail

Homeschool Hiking

After Christmas Yarn Along


What fun I had this year knitting things for Christmas! I think I managed to get pictures of everything except the washcloths I made for my mother in law so here is what I made other than those!


From a previous yarn along….mittens for all my day care kiddos! That would be 7 of them! I loved watching them open the mittens because most of them got so excited. Often they want to use some of Maddie’s old mittens that no longer fit. Kids know when something has built in love!


A hat for my mom. The I-cord can be untied and the hat pulled down over her head to be a neckwarmer! Here is the link to my ravelry page with all the details!


A mason jar cozy and cuppow lids for Brian! I think we need to find a smaller jar. I will admit to using one I already had. It may work for the dip cup but not for drinking!! Here is that link! And many thanks to Ginny at Small Things for the idea!!


That got me searching on Ravelry for mason jar cozy patterns because I thought it was such a fun idea! This one popped up and I couldn’t resist making one for Maddie. I knew that a Lego minifigure would be more her speed than a fairy though! Here is the link. And I love opening the cupboard now to get out a cup!



This is a linen stitch bookmark for my Dad! Here is the link.

I just finished a “regular” pair of mittens for Maddie using the leftover yarn from her felted pair. So far this winter is not a good one for overly warm outerwear! We need some snow!!


Maddie’s sunday school teacher would like to learn to knit so Maddie wanted to dye some yarn for her! We did that using some Knitpicks Wool of the Andes superwash Bare yarn and kool aid. Maddie was so please with how it came out and her teacher loved it!

IMG_0228 IMG_0230

Poor kiddo–look at those eyes! The next day we took her to the doctor for an ear infection! Fortunately she was all better for Christmas Eve and Day!


My current project is a prayer scarf. This is for church. We are planning a prayer shawl meeting for January and hopefully will be teaching some people how to knit the shawls. I thought perhaps a scarf would be easier for a beginner as it would be less intimidating. I have read that some churches give them away to graduating seniors. I thought I should try it first though!

I am currently reading Outlander on the kindle. There was a deal on it and I wanted to re-read the series. I am listening to The Black Count by Tom Reiss. This is about Alexander Dumas and his father. I have not yet read The Count of Monte Cristo but now it is on my list! The book is one of Brian’s favorites and now I can understand why!


This is the inside of the green notebook in the picture above. Maddie gave it to me for Christmas. Isn’t that cute! I love it.

How was your holiday? I hope you had a good one! What are you working on and reading in the new year?

Joining Ginny at Small Things for the Yarn Along.

11 thoughts on “After Christmas Yarn Along

  1. Love Maddie’s gift to you! So Sweet!!

    • Maddie loves to call her Grandma up every Christmas and set a shopping date. They go to get things for my husband and me so Maddie is able to have gifts of her own to give! 2 pretty special ladies.

  2. I really love Maddie’s hand-dyed yarn. What a special gift!

  3. Wonderful mittens! Maddie’s hand-dyed yarn is fantastic! What a lovely gift she gave you!

  4. Wonderful collection of knitted gifts. Love the mug cozy with pocket – my kids would love one of these!
    Happy New Year (i teeey bit in advance – almost 7pm here)

  5. Lovely knits! I love John Jakes North and South. I can remember the day it came on TV, I had a wee one and would not miss a night of viewing. Still one of my favs.

    • I love that story too and can remember the mini series although I was a teenager at the time! I re-read it to get my mindset into the Civil War. I’m busy planning a unit for my daughter’s homeschool history.

  6. So many beautiful knits. I love all of those mittens!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s