Yesterday Pete, Maddie & I went to Marshall Field's on State Street in Chicago to eat lunch in the Walnut Room by the huge Christmas tree. The tree is especially gorgeous this year as it is decorated in Waterford crystal. Just beautiful! Maddie also got to sit on Santa's lap. She was quite brave! No tears at all and she smiled nicely for the (incredibly pricey) picture.
The car ride up there and back gave me time to start Maddie's second mitten. These are so quick to knit that I finished the second one last night when we got home. Here's another view:
I also finished up a sample of a new bag that I'm designing. It went into the wash this morning, along with the Booga Bag for my niece and a Madeleine Bag made out of Kureyon. It's a felting & finishing frenzy!
Of course this meant that I had to start something new. So, I knit the first two petals for the flower washcloth. I don't really *love* knitting with the cotton chenille, but I'm not minding it much either. It also helps that this is a small project and I know I'm not stuck knitting with the cotton for very long. In fact, I think that I'll be able to finish this cute little washcloth today. I'm on a roll!