I've been working fiendishly trying to finish some smaller Christmas gifts in time to mail them out. I know I've passed that due date to the post office but I consider Christmas to be that whole time in between the 25th right up to NYE. So in order to keep the celebrations alive why not have a few packages be received then?
And quite honestly, Christmas this year has been everything but the 25th for me. I had my "Christmas" with my family last Sunday. My brother was in town only for a moment with his lovely girlfriend. I gave my brother a gift of old DVDs we used to watch when we were younger calling it the "Keepin' It Real Collection" and gifted Lucinda with the Trinity Stitch Beret. I get all nervous when I give someone something I made especially when the recipient has an eye for fashion. The whole thought, will she even like it or wear it slipped into my mind. It was when I saw the look on my brother's face as she put the hat on that I knew it was a success. She looked smashing in it! I didn't get to take any with her wearing it but it doesn't matter, she loved it and that makes me all warm and happy inside!
I also made my dad the Boyfriend Scarf from LMKG. I made it out of Misti Alpaca Chunky - simple pattern, soft yarn - a fabulous Christmas gift. I used US 11s and it gave the scarf a lovely drape.
On the other hand, getting presents does feel OH so GOOD. Like this one from my "SFAM" (aka Sista From Another Mother), Nonnahs!
A knitted bangle! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been loving this idea since I saw it over at Jenna's and it's been on hold as the other Christmas knits were coming together. Alas, in the mail these came with the cutest packaging. I plan on wearing it to all my Christmas parties and on NYE (among other places!) It's a totally cute bangle and I cannot wait to make one too!
I want to with you and yours a very very Merry Christmas!! I'm off from work this week so I'm hoping to blog a good amount especially with a fun 07 re-cap. Boy did I knit a TON this year.
Drink the spiked eggnog for me! ;-)