Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Post with the lousy pictures

As I type this, the lovely people from Amazon have promised me that my (our) new camera (that shoots movies) is on its way to our house. I *think* we're calling it an early Christmas present for me/us even though I was prepared to part with my birthday money to make it happen.  And it's "early" because there's no way I'm going to limp along with awful pictures when I know there's a new camera in the house.  Whew.  Deep breath.  So this will hopefully be the last post with lousy pictures!

Right before Thanksgiving, I finished this hat for my nephew.  He's a Steelers fan.

 I also finished the pink and white mittens for my niece, but Blogger has rejected that picture.  It was a very poor picture, so I don't blame Blogger!

Here's how our Thanksgiving looked: a little blurry and a lot of fun.  We even had huge, beautiful snowflakes falling for a couple of hours in the morning.

Dad brought his top hat.  Somehow this is a thing now.
 And after dinner, there was a lively game of Blokus.
I am slowly bringing out the Christmas decorations.  Our outdoor lights are done.  Would you believe that I forgot to put up the Advent calendar last night?  I hung it as soon as the kids went to school.  They can have their Hershey Kisses this afternoon.

And after all my bellyaching about a sweater for myself, I decided to use some of my 17 (!!) skeins of red yarn to knit myself another Francis--this time with long sleeves.  Can I just say how much fun it is to knit stockinette (in only one color!) in the round after so many stranded projects?   This sweater is literally flying off the needles.  And then I'll just have three more little projects to finish for Christmas gifts.


~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Great hat....I'm not a Steeler's fan, but I would wear that one!

And I didn't know blogger was so fussy about pictures. I'll have to be careful to be in focus.

Larissa said...

LOVE all of your colorwork! awesome hat. How exciting about your camera! i love knitting stockinette too - that way i can read the subtitles to foreign films. Lately i cannot seem to find any movies in english that i care to see on netflix. Enjoy your december!

Kristyn Knits said...

Looks like your projects are progressing nicely! We have steeler fans in our house as well. :) Enjoy playing with your new camera!!

aracne said...

I love the hat that you knitted, but also your Dad's top hat, it looks so festive and special.