Monday, December 28, 2015

Last post of 2015

I realized that I should do a last post for this year.  I did manage to make two Christmas hats, although one wasn't finished till the day after Christmas.  I made the Baa-ble hat  (design from the Shetland Wool Week people) (the one that everyone seems to be knitting), and gave it to the girl child for Christmas.

And the boy child had to wait an extra day, but he got the Pressed Rib Cap (design from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas) in his favorite colors, purple and orange.

(Yes, he's reaching out to pet Mia.)

And I finished putting in all 24 squares from my Opal Sock Yarn Advent Calendar on my mitered square blanket.

To backtrack a bit, the kids came home the weekend before Christmas to decorate the tree.  Hooray!

And we had a nice family Christmas celebration on Christmas.

I'm not planning to do a year in review, but I will post a pic from a hashtag that seems very popular on instagram, #2015bestnine.  Here is my best nine, according to whoever developed this app or whatever it is.  (Google it and you'll find it.)

These were the pics that were "liked" the most in instagram this year, according to the app.  As I said on instagram, I guess I'd better get back to stitching!  :D

Mia is never quite happy around Christmas.  Too much activity for her accustomed routine.  But she did enjoy her Christmas presents.

(And yes!  We saw Star Wars!  Of course!)

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week.  And many wishes for a happy, healthy, peaceful and safe New Year.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Rowe is a finish!

I had to post early for this.  A finish!  My Rowe, designed by Michele Wang and in the Brooklyn Tweed Fall 2014 Collection.  I knit it in the Flannel colorway using Brooklyn Tweed Shelter.

I'm so pleased with how it came out!  And yes, I even enjoyed knitting all 422 stitches of 8 inches of ribbing around the collar and front!

Week before last, the father type and I had a Google Christmas party to go to!  It was a party for all the tech people working at Google NYC, so it was big.  Before meeting up with the father type, I headed over to Bryant Park, just to get into the holiday spirit.

Then it was time to meet the father type and head to the party!  It was at the Waldorf Astoria.  Very nice!

We left the party when it started getting too crowded for us old fogies.  Such party poopers!  When we picked up our coats from the coat check to leave, there was a long line to check coats in.  The party was just getting started....   but not for us!  :D

Last night we picked up our boy child for Christmas vacation.  Yay!  We have him home for a whole month!!

Maybe Mia will have time to forgive the boy child for leaving her all the time....

(Did you notice that father type got a haircut?  Look closely at those pics above...)

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season.  It's almost winter!  Enjoy!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Getting to be that time of year....

Yup, 'fraid so.  I've been knitting.  I finished the two front panels of Rowe.

And I'm now working my way through 422 stitches worth of ribbing -- for 8 inches.  Sigh.

I also succumbed to the Opal Sock Yarn Advent Calendar.  I've been opening a door a day -- each door contains a mini skein of Opal Sock Yarn!  I've been knitting a square a day from the yarn.  Such fun!

The pics were taken on Saturday.  I've since added Sunday's square with Sunday's mini skein.  (The top row on the blanket is what I've added so far.)  I'm not sure what I will do with the rest of the yarn on the skeins.  Probably knit them into the blanket too?  We'll see.  Each time, the square will look different, I think.

Thanksgiving has come and gone since the last time I posted.  The boy child came home on the Tuesday night before Thanksgiving, so we had an extra day with him.  Girl child came home on Thanksgiving Day itself.  So nice to have the kids home at the same time -- a rarity these days.

Boy Child let me cut his hair -- thank goodness!  Look at how long it was!

His hair will be shorter in the rest of the pictures.  lol!

The kids worked together and made mac and cheese from scratch.  Delicious!

The turkey, made by my sweet Father Type.


All too soon, the kids scattered again.  The Girl Child left on Saturday, and we sent the Boy Child back to Boston on Sunday.

Not long till it will be Christmas break!  I'm looking forward to that.

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week.