Good Morning! It's another dreary winter day. A little more snow fell overnight and the clouds look like they're ready to dump even more although the weatherman says it won't. We usually have crisp blue skies in the winter, but we're under what is called an "inversion" this week which is keeping it cloudy. Bleh. I haven't been feeling well either. A trip the doctor yesterday and some antibiotics given so here's hoping I'll perk up soon. All I want to do is go from the bed to my knitting chair. I'm sure glad I got Christmas all done early this year. :-) I have a few things to show you but not much knitting so here goes.
Since it's been over a week since I last posted I have some photos to share. Lots of photos. Dennis and I had a "date night" to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho last Tuesday after work and we walked all around the resort. My photos aren't very good but they'll give you an idea of the beautiful lights. It was so COLD!
Santa came flying in with his reindeer. They twinkled on and off and actually looked as if they were flying. Up, up and away!
This sign for 2017 was at least 30 foot across. I didn't know how to get a good perspective of it's size for you.
One of the parking garages!
The clocktower by the lake. The trees light up the beachfront.
These were taken on the boardwalk on the lake itself. The docks were all lit up with dozens of huge displays. We couldn't walk very far on the boardwalk because it was icy from frost with the water underneath.
I sure wish I had been able to get better photos for you, but I wanted to give you an idea of the scope of these displays. They are massive.
Then we went inside the resort itself to warm up a bit. This wreath was wider than our garage door at home. At least 15 foot across! Where do they get ribbon that wide?
Up close on one of the beautiful trees in the lobby.
Across the street at the Shops at Coeur d'Alene, there were beautiful displays too.
That green and white box is taller than I am and I'm 5'10"!
This was where the line formed to get on the huge boats that take people out to Santa's village. There are light displays all around the lake, which is HUGE! Santa calls out each child's name and it's so exciting. However, we couldn't get tickets. It's sold out for the entire month. There were people dressed at Snowmen, toy soldiers and elves to entertain the people while they waited to board the boats.
Now for the little bit of knitting/crochet I've completed. I've made two pairs of Kathyb's wrist warmers this week for my friend Jenny and a co-worker of hers. Their offices are quite cold and so I told them I would make them wrist warmers. These are for Anne. She chose Knit Picks Stroll Tweed in "Farmhouse Heather".
These are for Jenny who chose Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in the "Pansy" colorway. Thank you for this great pattern Kathy. It knits up so fast! I made each of these pair in less than a day. These lavender ones are the same size, I don't know why they photographed with one shorter than the other.
I've also been working off and on on this blanket for Marilyn. I love the pale yellow and hope she likes it too.
I did make a couple of dishcloths and gave them away. I think I'm forgetting something else too but I'll think of it later after I publish this post. :-)
I'm going to leave you with some pictures of Miss Piper. Santa came to her house to see her and she was SO excited. This is the very same Santa who used to come visit her Daddy and his brothers, Brian and Bill when they were small. How neat is that? I love this picture. He left her a sparkley snowflake with LED lights to put in the window on Christmas Eve so he's sure to remember that's her house! :-)
Here is Santa, Piper and her Daddy.
They all went to a local nursery to see the displays last weekend that we used to visit when we lived in Omaha. I love the happy faces.
Well, my friends. I'm tired and I'm heading for my knitting chair. I'm really not enjoying being under the weather at all.
I hope you're all having a great December and are ready to celebrate our Saviour's birth. I also hope you can all slow down and remember the reason we're celebrating this season of joy.
"Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever." 1 Chronicles 16:34