There’s a million other things I should be doing right now, but I wanted to pop in and post my 8th ornament.

It’s one of my favorite ornaments so far!  This knitted lace ball is knit flat, seamed, then a balloon is inserted and blown up to stretch the knitting in to a ball after you dip it in to stiffening solution.  When it’s dry, you pop the balloon and you’ve got a delicate air filled lace ball that stands on it’s own.  So pretty!

It’s also my little monster Moxie’s first birthday!  We adopted her this past February and saved her from certain death.  No, really…we found out when we went to the pound that her and her littermates were to be put down the following day.  There’s been a lot of trials and “learning experiences” with her, but she’s a sweety.