I was going to post pictures of all the gifts I knitted, but somehow, the pictures are not around. Now I have to pester the recipients. A new Christmas stocking for the new baby! How could I have forgotten to take a picture? Oh, yeah, I was knitting until the last second before mailing it. Socks of leftover yarn. Giant Christmas stocking. My sister has promised a photo or two. We’ll see.
But – the good news is that the Christmas gift-making tradition continued. What used to be tiny humans satisfied with cookies and cocoa are now giant humans who can eat two pounds of carnitas and the fixings for lunch and then have cookies. I love that they still want to make things.
Somehow the birdhouse, the cribbage board and something I can’t remember didn’t get photos. I always get caught up in the fun and forget. Oh, wait. That’s the whole point! I told these boys that girls find a guy who knows how to sew attractive. That was seriously motivating. A couple of high school kids had nose to the grindstone. See that pie carrier in the middle? He had never even threaded a needle. So proud! And the check-shirt sewer? Thinks he has time while working on his mechanical engineering degree to sew and can I help him find a machine. So sweet!
This was a low-key holiday here. I had a bit of the Christmas blues and am happy to see Twelfth Night arrive.
Best wishes for 2016. I hope to see more of you all!