Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Holiday Recap and Knitting

We had a wonderful Christmas. We stayed home this year again and didn't travel back to Kentucky to visit family. Although we missed our family greatly, we still were able to have a wonderful holiday. The boys were apparently good because Santa did not disappoint. At one point Jacob announced, "Wow Mom, we got everything we wanted!" Music to my ears!

Jacob received a guitar from Santa and a CD player from Mom-mom and Pop-Pop, so there's been a lot of rockin' along with all the new CD's he received too. If he's not listening to The Plain White T's, then he's listening to The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Uncle Chris sent Mouse Trap and we sat on Christmas afternoon and had a good round of that game. My mouse was quickly trapped by Nathan, and shortly after Jacob's mouse was caught. Jacob and I grew tired of watching Brent and Nathan battle it out. After about 20 minutes of going round and round, they called it a tie and put the game away. It was fun.
Santa brought other awesome toys that the boys wanted. They've done a good job of sharing their toys with each other too!
I have been knitting, I swear I have!!! Let me see what I can show you.
These are Mitt Envy Gloves that I made for Jacob's teachers. I found some little matching magic gloves to put under them because fingerless mitts in New England at this time of year is a bit silly!! Need to cover those digits!
Lacey requested a new Skull hat. We won't mention that my brother put the first one I made her in the dryer and shrunk it. No we won't mention that at all. All I have to say is I'm hopefully off the hook of being reminded about the cardboard box in the oven incident now...hum?? Scott?? ya think?? :)
I also made a Baby Yoda Sweater for Baby Gabriel. He's not here yet, but word on the street is he's going to make a grand appearance within the week!! Good Luck Sarah!
Sleep walker socks. YUM!! Can I just say I love these socks! I used the Claudia Hand Painted Yarns that the Connery girls got me for my birthday. The colorway is called Circus Dancer. I could just dance with these anyway!!
And last but not least, my favorite knit of December is this beautiful braided cable hat made out of Noro Iro yarn that was gifted to me from Uli. I LOVE this hat!! It fits my big melon head and doesn't slip off like other hats!! I saw a hat like this on Ravelry and thought that the cable pattern looked familiar. I looked through the knitting books I had here at home and sure enough, one of the scarves in a book I have was the same braided cable pattern. So I just winged it and this was the outcome. But if your a pattern person there is a pattern on Ravelry for a hat like this. The top of the hat their is a bit different from just the plain stockinette that I did.

Here's wishing you and yours a great new year!


Sonya said...

I love the hat! I am glad ya'll had a good Christmas. We missed you tho. Watch for a belated Christmas gift.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you certainly have been knitting!!! Everything is lovely, but I have to agree with you, my favorite is the hat. I think I need to make one!

Gigi said...

Great job on the hat design! It looks wonderful. =-) You have been a busy knitter! Love those gloves. The double layer is such a great idea.

Lisa said...

Santa did good! Wow, I love all the things you knitted. Putting gloves under the fingerless mitts was genius and looks great!

knitseashore said...

What a great Christmas you all had! So glad the boys were happy with Santa's gifts!

All that knitting is way impressive. Your hat looks perfect on you.

I wanted to remember to say two things: first, thank you again for the pedicure socks which I have been using since our lovely snowstorms and second, my husband gave me yarn for Christmas that is perfect for the beaded scarf pattern you gave me for the SP12. All I need to find are some beads and I can cast on for it. Thank you again and a Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Jennifer said...

Merry Christmas - its so much fun with little ones, isn't it? :)

And I have to agree with the crowd - nice knits, but that hat is really fantastic.

shayes74 said...

i'm not sure i've ever actually PLAYED the mouse trap game, we used to just set it up and knock it down...for it to turn into a 20 minute stand off is awesome!

SleepyEyes said...

Wow! Look at all of your awesome FOs!! The new hat is great...I bet it's super warm and soft, too. Nice pics of the kiddies : )

Heather said...

WOW, I cannot believe your yummy knit good! Awesome. Glad you had a merry Christmas. I miss you!!
BTW Is that a "Perry the Platypus" in the background of one picture?