I have been busy knitting. I knit shawls/scarves and slippers for Christmas, and a few hats too!
Almost everyone got something knitted this year, which was quite surprising since I was so busy at work.
Christmas dinner was at our house. This was my first Christmas dinner where we stayed home and cooked it. We had all of the in-laws over. Dinner was good, dessert was too much, but the company was enjoyable. After dinner we all went downstairs for the gift exchange. There was 6 females that I knit shawls for. Everyone opened their respective gifts and thanked me. One of them was not quite as enthusiastic as I would have liked. So I asked her if the shawl was ok? She replied with a meek 'Yes', but that she really didn't like the colour. One of the others mention that she Loved that colour, and then it began.....
I went upstairs and got 2 more shawls that I had made and offered them to whom ever wanted them. The basic rule was that they could leave with ONE shawl. I was not upset that they were less than happy with the one I had picked for them. I just wanted everyone to have one that they truly liked! Shawls were being tried on and tossed to each other to get a better look. at one point 2 of the women each had 2 shawls on. One was carefully hidden under the other in hopes that I wouldn't see it. No such luck! I made them each choose one! It was hilarious. DH was not really sure that the women were going to be into the shawls when I was knitting them. His 2 DD's were 2 of the recipients. But he was quite shocked at the carrying on and found it funny too.
In addition to everyone leaving with their shawls, 2 pairs of socks and a pair of fingerless gloves left with our guests.
I also found out from the neices and stepchildren that some of the gifts I have made in the past are STILL being used and are truly loved! Knowing THAT was my best gift this year!
Sock Wars is starting on January 15th. I received my dossier for my target today. There are 4 of us from my knitting group taking part. 2 vetrans and 2 newbies. It should be fun, we are getting together at one of the girls house on Friday evening to do a group cast on. DH will be at work Friday evening, and then he is going to the Motorcycle Show on Saturday, so I can knit all day! I do have to work for a few hours on Saturday but since I am the boss I can knit when no one is in the store! *LOL*
I will try to post some pictures soon. No promises though Since the War starts on Friday!
Keep on Knitting!