Yesterday was my last day in Chicago for quite a while. Today I’m off to Michigan for the holiday, then next week I pack all the rest of my Chicago belongings up and bring them to Minneapolis. I’ve got a friend subletting my Chicago apartment, and I won’t be back until May.
So yesterday I blew it out. A four hour boozy lunch with my most loved coworkers rolled into an evening of tiny knitting with a few of my best knitting friends. We fashioned this nativity featuring chicken baby Jesus complete with his first meal (hot dog), gnome Joseph and Mary, a lion serving as security, and an exit strategy (plane!)
My contributions were these three angels, Teeny Tiny Mochimochi Angels, I knit a few days ago. I brought them to show off because they turned out so adorable! I’m so glad I did because they added greatly to our nativity scene.
And while we were hanging out last night I knit up this gnome. It’s really fun knitting these with an appreciative audience, because any tiny finished part of each object gets a huge delighted squeal! It really is the only way to knit.
Yesterday was an amazing way to say goodbye to Chicago, all the things I love about this city, and the people I love here. So it’s time to start embracing another winter in Minneapolis! It’s just as well I have no plans to leave the house between January and April because I’ve got so many amazing projects on the horizon. But more about that later.
In the mean time, happy holidays! Sneak in some knitting between gigantic meals and parties!
Yarn: Knit Picks Palette
Needles: Size 2 DPNs