December DrEAMI

This month was a crazy one with trying to get ready for the holidays while not feeling up to par and DH having medical issues/tests and appointments.

I realized early on that I needed some handwork to keep myself occupied while sitting in the car waiting for DH to finish with appointments and tests.

I looked at patterns and couldn’t find anything that just made my heart skip a beat. Then I was looking for a photo and came across this one:

This was a shawl I had made last spring. While my daughter was here in the summer she decided she needed to “borrow” it and it went home with her.

Since I haven’t been feeling up to par I decided I had to make a new one for myself and I just knew I had enough of this wool to make one. I decided I just wanted a simple, cuddly, warm shawl so decided not to do a complicated knit.

It did take a week since I seem to nap if I’m sitting in my rocker for any time, but with waiting for DH and a few minutes here and there, I managed a finish.

Finished and ready for blocking!

I haven’t been able to do much sewing and the skies have been grey, gloomy with mostly rain, but a few snowfalls as well. I’m sure that didn’t help the energy levels as well as knowing it would just be DH and myself on Christmas Day.

I’m pleased as punch to have been sidetracked with this little project. In fact, I’ve started another shawl which will likely wind up in the to be gifted bin but will help me feel as if I’m keeping busy when sitting or waiting.

I’m so glad you stopped by to read my post. ❄️ Carol

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Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

12 thoughts on “December DrEAMI

  1. I’m sorry that you are still not feeling up to par, Carol. Glad that you can do some knitting while you are waiting for DH and his appointments, etc. I do hope you continue to recover and that your energy level returns soon!

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  2. The shawl is beautiful Carol! I love the yarn you’re working with now too. I want to knit more in 2021, never used to have empty needles… It’s a nasty sickness to keep hanging on, sapping your energy, so kudos to you for your determination to create, in spite of the slow recovery from Covid. Hugs.

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  3. That’s a lovely shawl and I am envious right now, as it is so cold here! Hasn’t been above freezing since mid-day Thursday, and will barely make it today. The sun is shining on my snow accumulation on the back deck and I can see ice sparkling on it! I nap a lot, too, and I haven’t even been sick!

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    1. Hi Susan. Thank you for your comment. It snowed here again last night finally. We’ve had a rainy grey winter so far so it sure lifted my spirits to see snow. My shawl is perfect for the winter we’ve been having. 😄


    1. Hi Nancy. I’m not sure what the name was. It was imported from Germany and I don’t read German. It was a large batch that I bought at a Guild yard sale. Since I’m spending time waiting in the car and don’t have lots of energy it’s sure helping to keep me occupied 😉

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