Christmas was lovely…
We had such a nice visit with my parents, grandparents, and brother, and Knittybaby’s first Christmas was a wonderful day! The only downer was that some incredibly nasty person stole my brother’s I-Pod and laptop out of his car on Saturday night. Amazingly they decided to leave the Christmas presents in his back seat. I felt so bad for him, as my little brother is the absolutely nicest guy, yet he’s one of those people who always runs into bad luck. I was so sad for him. Aside from that, it was a fantastic weekend.
We decided to risk being in the middle of nowhere with crabby boys and took the very scenic route home through Minnesota. We’ve lived here now for nine years and have seen relatively little of the state.
Home again and enjoying gifts, Little Man is in his shiny new knight’s cape. He calls himself “Changing Man.” We have no idea what that means except that he runs around the house until he’s too tired and has to fall down. We dig Changing Man.
The hat was a gift from the Skeptic. He purchased it at the Textile Center’s holiday gift sale. The clutch was from my brother and is handmade by his girlfriend’s good friend. Called Sinister Bags (I love that name), she sells them here.
The hat is beautiful, a 1920’s style, and reversible:
The boys gave me yarn:
I was also lucky enough to get Amy Butler’s In Stitches, Shannon Okey’s Spin to Knit, and Ellen Ann Geisel’s The Apron Book, as well as a huge cutting mat and ruler, and a thread box and notions.
I knit two gifts: a hat for my brother which I forgot to get a picture of, and hand mitts for the Skeptic. He wants to get an action shot of them. In true Skeptic fashion he told me they were “nice, but slippery.”
I have some new knitting and a meme to do, but I’ll save those for another day. In the meantime, I’ll remind you to try to get in at least one little “Cap to the Capital.” It’s so important to give these little ones a voice. Mail them by January second: