Friday, December 24, 2010

Moon and Stars

There was a rare total lunar eclipse on the winter solstice Tuesday. The last one was in 1638 and as I doubt I'll be around to see the next one in 2094, I stayed up to watch it. The moon was exceptionally bright – even my poor digicam could capture the effect. Although as usual, it couldn't record totality.

Solstic lunar eclipse

Then I made some stars. My favorite crisp sugar cookies, which DH took to an office party (without telling me, hrmph)...

Sugar cookie cut outs

... and two Little Star cloths to use as hotpads. The first is worked in handspun I received in a fiber swap, the second in Sugar 'n Cream. The designer had Fourth of July stars in mind, but Christmas stars work well too.

Little Star Cloths

The pattern is easy, fast, thrifty, and addicting. I may crochet up a few more just for fun, in between church, feasting, and waiting for Santa. Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

Kaye said...

Moochie started screaming in the night at 2:30 a.m. the night of the solstice eclipse...but I didn't think to look out the window. Darn it!

Hope you had a good holiday!