November 12, 2009

Eighteen Days Until Advent

Here it is...all completed with 18 days to go until Advent. My own Adventskalendar! I started this back in January with scraps of yarn in my stash...I decided to repeat the white mitten in a certain pattern with the other mitten colors. I don't know if you can catch the order of how I worked it but it does flow in a certain way.

I was able to finish the embroidery and make the chain while Miss America was sick on Monday. I hung it up by the fireplace as soon as it was done.

#1 Son was impressed and I told him I'd put chocolate in each mitten to help countdown advent. We've always had chocolate advent calendars as I married a chocoholic and gave birth to 2 chocoholics...they literally have to eat it every day.

So, I asked #1 Son what kind of chocolate he wanted in the mittens...he responded in all seriousness "Lindt, please". Did I mention they are discriminating chocoholics?

I won't be hanging this by this particular fireplace as the heat it pumps out during a fire would melt the chocolate...we'll move it to a fireplace we don't use.


Joyce said...

I like this. Things made with love is what makes a house a home.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! It looks great on that fireplace but moving it to an unused one is probably a good idea :-)

Sara said...

awww! so cute!

Kathy said...

It is just wonderful. Great job! And well before Advent starts....perfect

a friend to knit with said...

i absolutely adore your colors.
nice job!