Wednesday, November 14, 2007

LOOOOOONG blog post today. Lots of pictures. Better go get a cup of coffee or something Mama, this is not a dial up friendly post. lol Anyway, this weekend Dylan and I did about half of our Christmas shopping. Wanna see a picture of the haul? Of course you do!

I can show this here because the only gifts showing are the ones for Jean and Eric's kids and one of Olivia's presents. Hee hee. They're all in there. And yes, that's a big Buck or Two bag. I'm doing gift baskets this year and that place is good for cheapo gift basket fillers. There'll be some good stuff in there too. No worries.

We got some other stuff that's not Christmas related. Well, three of them are but...

Giving an advent calendar after the first of December sucks. lol We got these for Octavia, Josh, and Jordan.

And then we got the cutest thing for Olivia...

Isn't that adorable?? I love the little ribbon flowers on it.

This is it folded to where I think it would have to be for her to be able to wear it right now. And she'd be swimming in it any other way. Soon though it'll fit. And probably not for very long! lol

Let's see... Oh, knitting. Right. I have a FO for you. (Here's a special pic for you Mom. I'm in it. lol)

I love this hat. It's so comfy. Dylan loved it too. Too bad it's not for either of us. It's a Christmas present for someone.

Here's a pic of the top so you can see the swirly top. That's got to be my favorite part.

Pattern: Cashmere Ribbed Hat
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease
Needles: Size 7 circular and dpns

Notes: To account for my gauge of 4 spi (in k2 p2 completely unstretched) I only cast on 80 stitches, which is the womens' medium size according to the pattern. It's super stretchy, though, so it is way bigger than 20 inches around.

MOM! If Dad's in the room DON'T SCROLL DOWN!!! lol

Ahem. Dad's Christmas hat. It's done in an acrylic/alpaca blend, but you'd never know there was acrylic in there. Sooo soft. And freaking warm. Which is why I did this...

A knitted in lining for a couple of inches in case his head should get too warm. I'm a little worried about this one being too small. I wonder if there's a sneaky way for Mom to measure Dad's head. lol

And finally...

Erin's hat. Yes, I know, totally not a hat right now. It might become a shedir. We're still negotiating. It's a worsted-ish fake suede that feels so cool. And at $1 a ball at the dollar store? Can't beat that! lol

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