Friday, December 8

Overdue update

Its been forever since I posted. Oops! My family is pretty much all better, there's a few runny noses, but its winter, what can you expect?!

Oooh, One really exciting thing did happen, I went out on black Friday! Hubby and I decided that we would buy our Christmas present early, because of the sales. I braved the crowded stores to buy a new camera! I was so happy to finally have a camera again! Its loads cooler than our old one. Its an Olympus SP-320, if that means anything to you. 7.1 megapixel 3x optical zoom, and to top it off it has lots of different settings including image stabilization. I love it!

On the spinning front:
The first Tuesday of the month is always spinning night out at the yarn shop. I really enjoy going out and talking with other spinners. I have made some progress. I've plyed 3 hanks and I'm almost ready to ply 3 more. I just love spinning! It really is relaxing. My prego belly is starting to get in the way a bit, it just makes it a little awkward. I sort of feel like a penguin swaying back and forth.

On the knitting front:
I finished a pair of socks for a Christmas present. They are going to be received early, and soon. So I'll post a picture, hoping that I don't spoil the surprise. I just won't reveal who they are for. The yarn stripes very oddly and I didn't know if I'd be able to make them match, so I did a mis match pair. I really like them, they knit up really fast on us #1's. The best thing about these socks?! The yarn has been in my stash for over a year or two, and It was on sale when I bought it(I think %50). It feels good to use up yarn you've been holding on to for a while. I said to myself "see I told you so, I'd use it someday".

This is a picture of Gabe modeling a hat for my oldest sisters boyfriend. Just a little big on him:) Its just a black and blue 3x1 ribbed hat.

I've also been knitting on some socks for myself, but they often get thrown to the back burner. The yarn I bought on our anniversary. Its really pretty yarn and I can't wait to see them finished!

Last Sunday we went and cut our own Christmas tree down. It was so cold, but the kids had a blast! Its a cute modestly sized tree (the one on the left, behind hubby and the kids), We don't have that much room in our living room, it was hard enough making room for this one.

I made cut-out Christmas cookies on Wednesday. The kids helped me make the dough and Gabe helped with the cookie cutter part of it. They had fun and made a mess, I was just excited to be able to eat them. I've had such a sweet tooth lately... Then I started to frost them, it got really old really fast. But I stuck it out and did them all, eating plenty in the process.

On Thursday night I had the girls over to knit. It was so much fun. It was just the four of us (the ones who sucked me into this world of all things knit). We hadn't all gotten together for a long time, it was overdue, and a blast! It was like old times, staying at each others houses until midnight or 1am. Eating, laughing, talking and knitting. I can't wait until we can do it again!

All in all its been a pretty good week. I love the Christmas season, and all the music and lights outside. I hope you all are having a good week, cramming in all the last minute knitting gifts, don't get too stressed!

I realize there are lots of pictures in this post, bear with me and my new camera syndrome.


Allena said...

love all the pix! the kids look so cute! the tree i'm sure is awesome!! i so wish i could come and knit with you and the gals.. i need to get some girls to knit with here. soo love the spinning. i want a spinning wheel and i want to spin.... sigh. miss you!

*Emy said...

Congrats on the camera! You have put it to good use, your family pics look great. The socks look good as well.


sue said...

Gorgeous socks, and the hat is cute too. I love the pics of the kids, they look like they are really enjoying the cookie cooking too.

Stricken madchen said...

Cute pictures! Love the one of all of you bundled up. ;-) I bet you will enjoy the new camera.

Amy Lu said...

That's it! Let's get together this Thursday too!!! Wait, that's the yarn shop's Christmas party....

Next Thursday??? Every other week???

It was a LOT of fun! I want to do it more often too. Maybe Toni, Heather, and you could come over during the day some time? Like old times....

Lovin' the new camera, I guess I need to post too....