So much had happened during these past few days it’s hard to figure out where to start! So I guess I’ll start where I left off.
Lots of presents for Colin were wrapped by mom. As we put up the Christmas tree, we realized the main branch of the tree was missing!!! Now where do you get a Christmas tree on Christmas Eve???? But we made due and found this at Lowes:
And look what’s hanging on the tree!
We had Christmas dinner on Christmas eve since David and I were leaving at noon on Christmas Day. Colin really wanted to open the presents but somehow we convinced him to open it on Christmas morning.
Needless to say, he woke up super early on Christmas Day. Terry made Waffles on his new George Foreman Grill. It was very very good and easy to clean! Unlike the older ones, this one has removable plates that you can put them in the dishwashers and actually wash them!
After the breakfast, Colin was finally able to open his presents:
And he opened the big one last:
David and I bought him the Smart Cycle and a game to go with it. He loves it and he asked to play with it three times that day!
We left after all the presents were opened. On the way home, after much discussion (maybe 2 seconds), we decided to take the detour up to Niagara Falls. And here are some of the pictures I snapped while I was there:
The upper rapids
The rest of the drive home was very uneventful, which was a good thing. While driving through, we went pass a town name Deposit, NY. I commented: What the hell is in Deposit? Why would you name a town that anyways? Plus I was bored because it was dark so I couldn’t knit, and there was no radio station for the past 15 minutes…
We got home, sort through the mail and got a piece of mail from the Good Sam Club. Guess where it came from?
On the knitting front, I finished Vine and gave them to my future SIL Page. Here is the detail:
Pattern – Vine by Iris G. on MagKnits
Yarn Called For – 1 ball elann.com Peruvian Baby Silk in #5420 seashell pink
Yarn Used – 0.5 skeins of Jaeger Alpaca in Brown
Needles – Option size 1
Gauge – 7 sts per inch
Knit – December 22, 2007 to December 23, 2007
Modifications – Reverse row 46 and 47 so there are two knitted row between like the rest of the pattern.
Page likes the gloves. One bad thing about the dark color, the pattern hardly shows. If I were to make it again, which I most likely will, I’ll make it in lighter colors to show up the vine pattern.
I am currently making the Honeycomb Socks for Schaefer Yarn. I heard back from Laura and had made some adjustment. Then the engineer in me figured out something else and I had gotten approval from Laura to make the change. I’ll be submitting the changes to Laura at the end so she can modify the pattern.
Well, I should probably go knit that now…
Happy New Year to all!