Hello all and happy 2016! I hope you had a warm holiday and your new year is off to a wonderfully peaceful and inspired start. We were lucky enough to spend about five weeks in the US with my parents and we packed in a whole slew of holidays while we were there- my birthday, Johan's baptism, Thanksgiving, Mateo's 3rd (!) birthday and Christmas. Needless to say, our suitcases were especially full on the way home. One of the highlights of the holiday for me was that with papa, grandma and grandpa all around it was possible for mama to dust off her knitting needles and finally crank out a few Christmas knits. Unthinkable!
For years I've been looking forward to the day I could make a Sheldon, and so of course I jumped at the chance when Mateo said he wanted a snuggle turtle for Christmas.
And then I made Johan this little guy from leftover yarns from his newborn sweaters (yummy Malabrigo sock).
My crowning achievement was supposed to be these Christmas morning vests (ala Molly Weasley) that the kids would appropriately wear on Christmas morning. After knitting like the wind in every second I could, I found myself at 11:15pm Christmas Eve with two finished vests but forced to admit I could never get the duplicate stitching of the initials done in time. Oh it hurt to get so close and have to surrender.
So instead, we celebrated happy January 6th morning!
I ran into all sorts of roadblocks with these guys- biggest one was that I ran out of yarn (Berroco Vintage) once I got to the edging and after driving all the way to the not-so-local yarn store, found that they were out of it. So I ended up doing the edging and letters in a darker grey but I think it worked out okay after all.
A happy 2016 to you all! I've missed you and hope that I can be around a lot more this year.