Annual Christmas merriment with our families are done for another year. It's amazing how quickly the kids are growing and becoming their own personalities. The Dork had fun with his cousins, playing with his camera and trying to corral all the young cousins.
There was lots of eating involved! The Hat is one of our favorite places to go, and not just because there is pastrami. The Dork managed, barely, to finish a Pastrami Burger.
Enormous portions were consumed. We've learned to share sandwiches and only ask for one order of onion rings.
There was rapid consumption of a wonderful bread pudding souffle at the Palace Grill in Santa Barbara. We've been going there for more than 20 years. Yum!
Oh yes, there has been knitting - but only one holiday project. I've finished 2 scarves:
Mirasol Nuna, 1.3 skeins, approx. 5" x 70" long
Size US 6 needles
Started Dec. 20, finished Dec. 23
Still needs blocking before I can gift it
Mirasol K'acha, 3 skeins
Size US 8 needles
Started August 28, finished Dec. 28
Socks! 2x2 rib, toe-up, Fleegle heel
Regia Galaxy Saturn, ~ 265 yards (60 grams of the 100 gram ball)
Size US 0 needles
Started August 22, finished Dec. 30
And I started a hat for The Hubby in Cascade's Lana d'Oro paints. I was trying to get it done before midnight, but changed my mind about the pattern and ripped back a couple inches. It should be my first FO of 2010.
Final tally for the year - 23 projects, using just over 12,500 yards of yarn. That's over 3K more yards than I used last year!
3 baby blankets
3 pairs of socks
1 crocheted doily
1 pair fingerless gloves
4 shawls (only 1 was lace)
For this new year, I'm participating in the UFO Smackdown started by Nathania. I will be ripping out a few projects to reclaim the yarn, but this should motivate me to finish 10 UFOs that have been laying around or hiding from me this year. I may discover a few more, but at least 10 will be finished before 2011.
Here's to a wonderful 2010. I hope your New Year brings you and your family much happiness and health and fun!