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The obligatory post holiday post!

I’m very glad to report that all of my choir’s Christmas performances went very well! I was so nervous all day Monday that I couldn’t eat, but in the end it was all fine. Hopefully it will get easier from here on out! Easter is very early this year, so after a 2 week break we are going to start tackling that season!

We had Christmas with my Mom on Christmas day after church, and then we drove up to Cincinnati for Marc’s family Christmas. Marc’s family is much larger than mine (I’m the only child of divorced parents) so it’s always nice to see lots of people.

I gave Danica to Marc’s sister, and she seemed to like it. I’m happy with the decision to give it away – I just was not going to wear it because it was too warm for our climate, but she lives in Wisconsin where she really needs some big warm scarves!

I made Marc a set of Scrabble Tile cufflinks, and I also turned a set of travel scrabble tiles into refrigerator magnets, so he can spell out all his favorite words!

I got a fair amount of work done on my Cluster Stitch scarf on the trip, so hopefully that will be finished soon. I also worked on my socks, but unfortunately the yarn seems to be cursed, and started pooling again. I ripped, and then I decided to save the yarn for a nice scarf or something. Instead, I’m going to use this yarn (Razzytazzyknits in Slytherin) to try some toe up socks. We will see… I don’t want to curse myself again!

My next sweater is going to be (hopefully) the Colette pullover from the Winter 07/08 Interweave knits. Today was the after Christmas sale at Sophie’s, and Marc took me there as part of my Christmas present. I was able to buy some Inox metal DPNs, so I hope I like those for the Colette pullover’s sleeves. It was a yarny Christmas for me! I received several books, all of which will get reviewed in the upcoming weeks, and then there is yarn I got to pick out myself! All except the first two are from the Sophie’s sale.

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1. Shibuiknits sock in Mulberry and Peacock, to make the Transitions gloves. 2. Noro Kureyon Sock 3. Manos wool 4. Baby Cashmerino 5. Mondial Extrafine for the puff stitch scarf from Vogue Crocheted Scarves 6. Louisa Harding grace, for a pair of fingerless gloves from Knitting Little Luxuries, which I haven’t reviewed yet. 7. Araucania Ranco semi solid, just because.

Small amounts of yarn, because while I have a ton of sweater yarn, I have very little yarn to make smaller projects with, and lately I am enjoying working on those along with my sweater projects. I also got several accessory books for Christmas (Knitting Little Luxuries and 101 Designer one skein wonders) and I’d like to try a few projects from them, so for once I was able to let myself buy small quantities of yarn.

I may post again later with a book review. I hope everyone who celebrates Christmas had a good one!

4 thoughts on “The obligatory post holiday post!

  1. Ooh, we have an old travel Scrabble stored away and I hadn’t even thought of using the tiles for the fridge! Clever.
    PS. Good choice of background. I clicked ‘comment’ and thought stupid google reader had led me to my own blog. x

  2. I made my first trip to Sophie’s over the weekend and it was a lovely store, sorry I missed the sale, however, going before Christmas instead of after. Drat! Also made it to the Knit Nook very quaint, in love with their knitting table!

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