Monday, December 26, 2011

A Belated Merry Christmas

So I know Christmas was yesterday, but we were off at family celebrations on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  I hope everyone who celebrates had a wonderful Christmas, and for those who don't celebrate, I hope you had a fabulous day.  Here are a few highlights of the yarnhoardinmama family Christmas.

What, no bickering between sisters?

A fun game for everyone.

Lucy got a new bed, complete with a bone toy and a fleece blanket.

A new outfit for her doll.
Let me defend my mom from that evil camera strap!
 It was not all about the gifts, but of course that is what we took the most pictures of.  We enjoyed times with both of our extended families as well. 

In other news, I'm working on knitting up a new toe-up sock design of my own.  The pattern is just going through the tweaking stage as I re-knit to make sure it came out clearly.  More news coming soon!

The free shipping sale is over at my Etsy shop, but there is still so much great handcrafted stuff for sale, that  I think you should still check it out.  And that concludes my shameless self-promotion.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

We all know it is that time of year, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, or none of the above.  My family and I went to the West Michigan Whitecaps' home, Fifth-Third Ballpark, to see the Nite Lites Christmas light display.  It was really cool.  We drove our Blazer through over a mile of Christmas lights displays, many of them animated, and we got to go through it twice for one price.  The kids adored it and my husband and I enjoyed it too.  These pictures don't do them justice.

 Another pair of socks off the needles today, this one being Repeat Performance by Michelle Hunter.  Love these toe up socks!  Pattern is easy enough to follow but not boring.  These are in Shelridge Farm Soft Touch Ultra.  Very nice.

Just a reminder, it is not too late to take advantage of the free shipping in my Etsy shop, good through December 24.  You can still order in time for Christmas if you live in the U.S. ( I don't think many international orders would have time to arrive before Christmas.)  Enter code SHIPONME11 at checkout to take advantage of this offer.  

What is a large pot of avocado trees good for?