30 November 2011

Handmade Christmas...and the winner is...

Using this ingenious device:

I have randomly picked a number from all eight entries...
And comment number one is...
Yay Katryn! I'll send them out in a few days! Congrats!

SO one of my best friends is coming to the island on Thursday, to work for what we call Christmas Stroll. (The first weekend in December. It started as reduced priced goods for locals as it's so expensive here, then became a huge thing that many people come to the island for.) So I had to hurry up and get my first gift done. And I am so proud of it, I just had to share it!
So what's pictured there is a handmade makeup/beauty bag and a handknit washcloth. Bag by Seaside Sewing. Doesn't look all that impressive.
Add a handknit mini stocking with lotsa treats, and some organic fair trade dark chocolate, and I think it makes a pretty nifty gift. Now if only I had been quick enough to stop my daughter grabbing the chocolate bar with her sticky, having just ate a candy cane fingers. But it's wrapped in some pretty expensive recycled type paper, so I think my friend will understand if it's a bit sticky!

28 November 2011


This is Kani, on of my daughter's Christmas presents. (Kani is Finnish for Rabbit. I don't know what it is, but I have always been fascinated with Finland.)
She was so fun to make, and I am so proud of her. I think Magdalena will love her!

25 November 2011

The Day After Thursday

Lazy days rock. My daughter and I are spending the day watching old movies, knitting, and basically lazing (is that a word) off Thanksgiving. And eating Turkey Terrifics (Thanksgiving feast between two fresh baked pieces of bread). And baking more pies for our "eat the leftovers" get-together, which is really more fun than Thanksgiving.
Some pictures of the holiday:
Those are from the Cold Turkey Plunge. Basically, people jump into the water for 32 seconds (why 32 I don't know) to raise money for the Atheneum.

Christmas is being put up around town. The Tree Lighting Ceremony is tonight, and the Christmas Stroll is next weekend.

Some fun before and after dinner.
And lounging around today.
PS - don't forget my Knitted Ornament Giveaway.

21 November 2011

Photos of Fun

Today we went to one of our playgroups, and for once I remembered the camera:

Over the weekend we went to the Polar Express. We didn't get many good photos, but here are what we did get:
PS - don't forget my knitted ornaments giveaway

17 November 2011

Favorite Thing Friday

My favorite things is the fact that my best friend in the entire world (we call eachother "hetero life-mates", à la Jay and Silent Bob) was offered a full time, year round job as a nurse in the hospital on the island. Which is really hard to get. So yay.

PS - Remember my Knitted Ornaments Giveaway.

By the way - if you're a quilter, enter this giveaway!

16 November 2011

The Cutest Pirate / Gypsy EVER

A picture of my daughter from Halloween.

And massive project just completed, a week and a half or so ahead of schedule:

PS - Remember my Knitted Ornaments Giveaway.

14 November 2011

Knitted Ornaments Giveaway

I have decided to host my first giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post to win the set of five hand knitted tree lights pictured below. (Plus, possibly, a couple of extra goodies!)

On November 30th, I will use to random number generator to pick the winner, so check back on December first to see if you've won. That's it! Good luck!

UPDATE: Blogger seems to be giving people trouble with leaving comments...I may have fixed it, but if you still can't leave a comment, them message me ( natalie@nataliesknits.com or on Facebook, linked to the right) and I will leave a comment on your behalf. Sorry for the issues!

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