December 14, 2004

Package sent!

I finally got around to buying and attaching the buttons for the child’s aran cardigan:


I’m quite pleased with the buttons; it’s a little difficult to get a good picture of them, but here’s a closer look:


They have Celtic-y intertwining on them which echoes (I think) the cables of the sweater.

I’ve packed the sweater up along with a couple of other toys and it’s winging its way to the recipient. That was the only gift that had to be mailed, so I’m glad to be done with it. I’ve also sent out our Christmas cards; I’m feeling rather terrifyingly organised, at least in that small area of life — I never get my cards sent this early (and I know it’s not that early, we’ve already received several cards — but for me this is very early).

In other news, Mark wore his thrummed mitts into school today — their first outing! It’s possible he didn’t need his “freakishly warm” accessories today, but the wind chill is currently -11C, and he won’t be coming back until the evening, when the temperature will have dropped even more, so it seemed a reasonable day to give the mittens a test drive. With matching hat and scarf, of course!

Tomorrow I hope to have the finished stockings to show you — including the fun stripey one I’m working on right now.

Posted by Aven at December 14, 2004 11:00 AM

Lovely cardi—good choice of buttons. I’m very jealous you have your Xmas cards out!

Posted by: Toni at December 14, 2004 11:30 AM

Wow, the cardi looks great! I am sure that the recipient and the parents will think it is beautiful

Posted by: Dani at December 14, 2004 12:30 PM

You should be pleased! It’s gorgeous!!

Posted by: Jean at December 14, 2004 03:24 PM

Great looking aran cardigan or should that be celtic cardi?

Posted by: Paula at December 14, 2004 04:56 PM

What a gorgeous gift! You did an awesome job and the buttons are perfect.

Posted by: Mary Beth at December 15, 2004 11:12 AM

I love the cardigan and the buttons. It’s hard to find good buttons. I got your card today, just as I was sending mine out. Thank you, it is beautiful.
Am looking forward to the stocking photos.

Posted by: Elizabeth at December 15, 2004 01:17 PM