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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Early Christmas Gifts - The Gallatin Scarf

As I mentioned in my last post, we went on a nice long visit to my parents' home early in October, and also got to see my sister a couple of times. It was a lovely trip as we traveled through several states and saw the trees starting to change color. We also went to a Country Music concert in Renfro Valley, Mt. Vernon, Kentucky.

While we were at my parents', we had an early Christmas gift exchange. My husband & I typically go down in January after the Christmas rush is over but the weather can be quite tricky to navigate and has been outright dangerous at times. So we are decided to stay home in January and celebrate Christmas with my family in October, sans lighted trees.

We had fun squealing over the delightful boxes and over the contents of them.Well, maybe the men didn't squeal. But the ladies sure did. When we decided in September to have early Christmas gift giving, I had to hustle to knit a couple of planned gifts for my mother and sister. What I made for them is The Gallatin Scarf, which I had previously made for myself and really like to wear. So, for this brief post, I wanted to share pictures of each of them modeling their scarves.

I, again, used Cascade Sunseeker. They seemed quite pleased with the finished results and have worn them already.

And just before I share a short "photo album" of our trip, I wanted to let you know that soon I will be having a yarn give-away here on my blog and the winner will come from the folks leaving comments on that post about the give-away. The yarn will be Cascade 220, 2 unopened skeins and 1 almost full skein. Color to be announced at the time. So keep your eyes open and have fun participating.

Now for a few shots from our trip:

Mi madre y yo

Mi hermana y yo
Lake behind my parents' home
Farm in eastern Kentucky

Marty Stuart and the Superlatives
in concert at Renfro Valley

Remember to keep an eye-out for the yarn give-away in the next couple of weeks.


  1. Love the scarves! :) Those are nice pics of you and your fam. :)

  2. Looks like you had a great time! not only are the scarves beautiful, but so are the colors you chose.

  3. I love the scarves. You, your sister and mother are very alike - especially your sister and your mother. How come you used Spanish on some of the photos?

    1. Yes, Gillian, I look more like the Huddleston side (my dad's side of the family). I guess it was silly to use Spanish. HA But since you asked, what brought it on is this: I've called my mother "mi moo-der" for years because it always makes her laugh. So I started to put that on the picture of her and me. Then I realized that would be just silly. So I opted for a bit less silly. HA


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