Well it went even faster than it came.. but all in all it was another good Christmas.
Knitted presents were well received and now I can show you one that I was holding back.
Meet Mr. Mantis. This was a present for my brother's birthday - but since we live three hours apart, he hung on until Christmas to open him.
It's another one of Hansi Singh's brilliant patterns - but one that I will NEVER, EVER, EVER knit again. Don't get me wrong - great pattern and brilliantly written - just SUPER fiddly - especially when you decide to do it in fingering weight on 2mm needles (pattern calls for worsted) But my brother loved him, so it's all good.
As mentioned, I managed to finish Dad's socks in time for gifting (pics to come later) and I even managed to cast off Dave's Stray Cat socks before midnight on Christmas Day... so they count as a Christmas gift too!He put them on before bed and hasn't taken them off all night. I definitely see more sport weight socks in his future... much quicker to knit! (I think I even have enough left of this to make myself some anklets!)
And, I must admit, I was not neglected by the Christmas Fairy - I brought home a copy of... ...so there will definitely be more knitted toys in 2011... I'm dying to dye up some yarn just for that frog prince!
Dave gave me a new set of sexy, red enamel frying pans (mine were in sorry shape) and I thanked him with a pancake breakfast this morning. Apparently there are other presents, but he forgot them at the cottage, so I have to wait a few days.
But the biggest news of my Christmas is....
....I got a dishwasher!!! (Thank you Mom and Dad!). I'm trying to convince Dave that since his only chore is now obsolete (loading and unloading does not count) he can start cleaning the bathroom... I'll keep you updated on how successful that campaign is....
So, I'm off work until the new year, I've got a couple of WIPs to finish, but otherwise, this week will be spent doing as little as possible!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!