The boys received more toys than they really needed but also got a ton of books as well. The top two gifts were a giant cement mixer (Evan's current obsession) and a huge firetruck. The award for the Creepiest Yet Strangely Hilarious toy goes to Tickle Me Elmo. My parents bought the newer version which writhes on the floor like a toy that has been possessed by an evil demon. I am not sure if I should sprinkle it with holy water or not. The boys also got a ton of Play Dough, something that I had not really wanted to ever purchase. I know the boys will have fun with it despite my own misgivings.
The top three toys this Christmas. Poor Elmo gets carried around by his eyes and the cement truck has tape on it so that Evan can't put things that can't be removed into the "tummy" of the cement mixer. He almost lost a Matchbox car in there and was ready to add some small farm animals before we stopped him.
Elmo the Possessed writhing on the floor.
My husband seemed to enjoy the presents he got. For some reason he does not want to wear the hat that I knit for him. I can't understand why.
The Brainmonster. It turned out too small for my husband (I had the feeling that it might). The boys love having me chase them around the house with it as it try to eat their heads.
I had a really nice knitting Christmas. I got some nice yarn, a really neat knitting bag sewn by my sister L and some lovely lavender soaps among other things. I also finished my second sock. I cast on late Sunday night and finished around 2:00 this morning ( I am a night owl). I must say that I am really feeling the wool sock love right now. One of my biggest annoyances with socks is the damp feeling you have after you have been wearing shoes and then you take your shoes off. The properties of wool prevents that from happening.
This is Sari Silk yarn. It is made from bits of snipped ends leftover from the weaving of silk for Saris. Women in Nepal spin it so they can earn extra money for their families. It is such beautiful and unique yarn. I am not sure what I am going to make with it. I am thinking maybe a bag or a scarf.
This is a nice soft Alpaca/acrylic bulky weight yarn. I am thinking that this will become a hat or two (depending who I make the hats for).
Here is a closeup of the inside. There are slots for knitting needles to keep them together and off the bottom of the bag.
My toasty warm feet. I am not much of a sock person, but I think that I may be wearing more hand knit wool socks.