Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Knitting Haul

My poor blog has been sadly neglected through December. The run-up to the Big Day with kids seems to speed by so very quickly. Except for those times (of which there are too many) when the kids are bouncing off the ceiling with excitement or sugar. Then I just want to send them to their rooms until after the New Year has come and gone. It didn't helped at all that a very, very, very cold spell settled in and never wanted to leave. When you have to stand at the door while the dogs go out to do their business so that you can quickly open it for them the moment that they are finished it is just too cold for kids to be outside playing.

But somehow we made it through.

First things first - the kids at their Christmas concert...
Here is Katie and her best friend Tessa before heading into the gym. Our school is old and the gym is waaaaay too small for the amount of kids at the school and I wasn't able to get a decent picture of the actual concert. It is so bad that parents play musical chairs during the concert so that everyone can at least see their child perform. We are supposed to have a whole new school built within 3 years since we are designated a growth neighbourhood.

And Christopher.... I wish he really was as angelic as he looks in this picture.

And here is the good stuff! I got lots of great knitting stuff! Dallas took the kids to my favourite yarn store, Golden Willow Natural Fibres, so that they could each pick out a skein of sock yarn. Their choices can be interesting, to say the least! Well, Christopher's can be anyway. Katie picked out the blue Trekking since she knows that my favourite colour is blue. Christopher picked the bright green Opal since green is his favourite colour. At least it isn't acid yellow like his last pick. The drop spindle and Lisa Souza roving were from my sister, Susan. And the Yarn Harlot desk calender and Charlotte Schurch and Beth Parrott Little Box of Socks were from Dallas. I have one more knitting thing from Christmas, but I am going to wait a couple of weeks to show you.


Aunt Kathy said...

Oh I got that Yarn Harlot desk calendar too. I bet those green socks will look better then you think.

Lina said...

Lovely gifts! I think the sock yarn will surprise you and actually look really nice. :)

Your kids are adorable, btw!

knitwych said...

Great haul! Have you knitted with Opal before? I've made several pairs of Opal socks, and I love them. :-)

Kay aka dkswife said...

Lovely Christmas haul! :) Your kids are very cute.

Happy New Year!

pinkangel said...

Love your goodies. In my opinion, I think Charlotte's sock books are the best. So easy to understand. I have made a few pairs of rather easy ones.

BTW I sure understand school not having enough space.

Hugs Diane

Darcie said...

I actually really like that Christopher chooses wild sock yarn that I would never purchase for myself. I never forget where that yarn came from!

I looked up the yarn on line and it really does look like caterpillers on your feet. :)

Anonymous said...

Sock blockers rock -- I love mine and they make my gift socks look fabulous (especially the lace ones). Treat yourself and get some, trust me.