Sunday, January 3, 2010

Holiday Wrap-up

So I suppose the holiday season is over. I have a couple projects to finish for friends (socks!), but other than my uncle, all my family is accounted for. I'll have to make him something extra nice to make up for the late-ness.
Note to self: Next year, START EARLIER.

I went to my grandparents' house on Saturday, which allowed me to distribute a few more gifts. My grandmother liked the purple beret I made her, however it was too small. Luckily, my Aunt Aileen came to visit with us and she went home with it. I'm going to start a different one for my Grandmother - one a little more floppy.

Some pictures:

My aunt brought me a couple cases of seaweed! I've never eaten it plain before, but it's delicious!

This is me trying to find a flattering angle that will make these ridiculous socks look a little more "fun-ridiculous" and a little less "I'm going to puke-ridiculous".

I tried to design a hat for my cousin Marie with evergreen trees on it - looking back, it probably would have been a lot better to knit it on straight needles and seamed so the yarn wouldn't put stretches in weir places.

She didn't seem to mind. Actually she walked in wearing a hat I made for her when I was 12! I wish I'd gotten a picture - it was some (actually really cool) variegated acrylic worsted weight.

I managed to bang out a skull cap for my uncle while visiting with them for the day - just 2x2 rib with a squared decrease on the top.

My aunt Eileen loved her beret - I'm thrilled with how great it looks on her!

These are some cookies I've been making recently using a really simple recipe (AKA the first google result you get when you google "vegan peanut butter cookies"). They're quite unhealthy. Especially when I add extra oil and sugar to them so they can keep their shape a little better.

Oh, yeah! My mom got me these labels as a Christmas gift (genius!). She ordered them around Thanksgiving hoping I could sew them into things I was planning on gifting. They arrived in the mail on December 26th. Go figure. Regardless, I love them and can't wait to use them!

I should get back to this term paper now... I'm running out of ways to procrastinate.

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