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I am a finishing machine this week. I even get to share two out of my three finishes.

First, My little monster family is complete!

I love them, love them, love them.

So do the kids.

Pattern: Leila, Lydia and Lucas from The Big Book of Knitted Monsters by Rebecca Danger
Yarn: Simplicity- two skeins red, one skein orange
Needles: Size 2 circular and double pointed.

I've still got one more monster to make for the store. A stripey one! I think he might have to wait until after Christmas, though.

And, thanks to Brendan making dinner last night (love you, baby) I whipped up a stocking.

It's for my nephew- made to match the ones I made his parents a couple of years ago. Thank heavens for the blog so I could go back and remind myself what they looked like. This one is full of my favorite Christmas fabrics.

Christmas lights, merry sort of words, snowflakes.

Stockings and little gnome santas.

Anna likes back the best.

I also finished a baby quilt. No pictures of that one, though. At least not until the parents have seen it.

In not so happy news, it seems my second advent calendar got lost in the mail. If I think about it too much, I might cry. To put so much thought and planning and money and time (most of it during the trauma of moving) and then have it just disappear is heart-breaking. The worst part, I didn't pay the extra like five dollars for tracking and insurance. I guess the moral of the story is, when it's something handmade, pay the extra five dollars. Good thing I can personally deliver all the rest of my crafty Christmas presents.


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