Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hello again!

I know I said I'd be back shortly but......it's been hectic here.

Some pictures of all my Christmas gifts that I have made. And I still have 1 more pair to make (in purple) for Tyler's teacher to match the scarf I made a few months back. All of these patterns are from A Friend To Knit With. Very simple, very quick and very perfect!

Toasty made out of Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed - 1 skien and 3 hours (this was the last pair I made - I think I'm getting faster!)

Toast made out of Berroco Jasper & Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (the dark grey is the cashmerino). I was afraid I wouldn't have enough with 1 skien of the Jasper (and I wouldn't have) so I used some leftover cashmerino as well.

Toasty made out of Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed - 1 skien & 5 hours!

And of course, a hat for me. I'm not a big fan of hats, but let me tell you - when you are outside using a hose to rinse off a steer and then spend an hour + drying him with a giant hairdryer, a hat works wonders on your ears!

Bananna Republic knock-off hat made out of Rowan Big Wool - 1 skien and 3 hours! And P.S. - NEVER try to take a photo of yourself in a semi-dark room at 11:30 at night - it just doesn't work well!

We also had Thanksgiving dinner at Todd's parents on Sunday, and the kids made these wonderful gingerbread houses. I'm going to have to keep an eye on Tyler, as he wants to EAT it in the worst way!

We did get our Christmas Tree up Saturday night - I was hoping we could get a real tree after we get back from Columbus this weekend, but I was outvoted. And actually, now I am just glad that it is up and done!

Last night was Tyler's Kindergarten Christmas concert at school.

Here is his entire class. I sat right down on the floor in front of them to videotape the whole thing (Todd and Jessie were sitting in the very back row with some friends of ours, and I couldn't see well enough to video tape him or take pictures). I thought I was going to have a riot on my hands when they saw me! Mrs. Bair take MY picture! Mrs. Bair take MY picture!!

I have tried and tried and tried all morning to upload a video of a really cute song they sang - "No L." However, I cannot get it to load. I'll try again later, and if anyone has any suggestions, please let me know how I do this!

Have a great day. I'm off to wash and dry calves in the 30 degree weather!



Lib said...

Love the gifts.The hat is pretty too.LOVE LOVE LOVE the Gingerbread houses.What Sweet Memories ya'll are making!
Sounds like pic. making was fun! So nice to see you're so supportive of your Children!:o)
Have a great day!

Nancy M. said...

The kids did an awesome job on the gingerbread house! Your tree looks great!

Jo's Corner said...

I am LOVING my hand warmers! Esp. now, as we are in a MAJOR blizzard warning...12-15 inches of snow by tomorrow night!! And, that will be followed by very low temps and high winds that makes it seem SO much colder!
Your tree is so pretty and all of the decorations are fabulous. I'm just starting to get the energy to work on doing anything Christmasy!
I hope you have a Wonder-full Holiday Season and a Merry Christmas!
Kris, would you ever consider making a quilt for me? I have tons of fabric and could mail it to you. Let me know what you think and how much you charge.
Love Ya! Jo

Aunt Spicy said...

L-O-V-E the BR knock-off hat, nice job! Hope you have a lovely holiday season!

Miri said...

Thanks for taking a minute to update us on your busy/fun season! And super thanks for the book reference. I have been wanting to try those warmers but am a novice knitter.

em's scrapbag said...

Love all your handiwork. Wish I knew how to knit. I think you look adorable in your hat. I always hate pictures I take of me no matter what time of day it is. The children look sweet. I love Christmas programs put on by children.

Scrappy quilter said...

Wonderful gifts. You've been busy.

Granny Lyn said...

oh, you are sooo good!! Santa is going to be very generous to you this year!!!

love those warm comfy things you've been making,,,specially the hat, my DDIL would look great in it!