I spent a good portion of the day at my Father-in-Law’s house since my Sister-in-Law had various appointments and meetings she needed to attend this morning and evening. I figured it would give me a good opportunity to work on plowing through some of the  gifts I wanted to make since I needed to be there early in the morning before he got up, and I wouldn’t have the the internet to distract me. I can’t tell you how often I go to the computer to look up one thing, and BOOM, almost an hour has passed, sometimes without my remembering to look up the original thing. Please tell me I am not the only one.

Between my morning and evening visits, I was able to complete a second square for my crochet class lapghan project and 5 more of the snowflake candle holders. Okay, the ends aren’t woven in yet, and they need to be blocked, but the bulk of the work is done.

We have six neighbors who stop in with little treats at Christmas. Small things like home-made cookie trays, a little box of chocolates, or an ornament. All I need to do is get some candles and I have these covered. I plan on making one more of these for another neighbor who drops off plants for my garden (the sunflowers came from him), and bags of extra tomatoes that I cook down and freeze for winter sauces.

Usually when I go into production mode on a project, I get tired of it by about the fourth one, but these are working up really fast. They take about 30 minutes each (after the first one) and with 3 rounds for the cup and four for the base, you get a feeling of accomplishment very quickly.