I sure hope everyone had a great Christmas. Mine was eventful. We had a blizzard on Christmas Eve. My first official blizzard, pretty crazy stuff. I have seen snow before, but nothing like this!
Clearly we were not going anywhere on Christmas Eve. So I stopped packing and wrapping and broke out the hot coco. Hubby spent a lot of the afternoon helping people who were getting stuck in our parking lot. We went to bed hopeful that the next day wouldn’t be too bad.
Isn’t it beautiful?! The basket is perfect for yarn! And he filled it with one of every color of Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton! I’m seeing some striped scarves and fingerless mittens in my future! Absolutely wonderful!
After we finished up with the gifts, we decided to see if we could get out of the parking lot. All I have to say is thank goodness for hubby’s Subaru Baja! The four-wheel drive saved us! Since we were able to get out we drove over to his aunt and uncle’s house for Christmas lunch. They were kind enough to invite us to come over since we were all stranded in the same town. We also discovered that the roads were mildly drivable. After lunch we finished packing, loaded up and headed for Tulsa!
Now that was a long drive! We made it though. I’m glad that we were able to see our families this weekend. Even though the blizzard disrupted Christmas plans, in the end things worked out and we were able to spend time with our families. Now we are back home resting up for work tomorrow.
In knitting news, I knitted up my first pair of the French Press Slippers. Here’s my first attempt. They came out a little wonky on the sides of the slippers, but I have a theory that is due to the way I sewed the pieces of the slippers together. I have plans to buy more wool and try them again. I’m thinking that the second pair is going to turn out better. All in all, not a bad turn out for my first felting project.
I anticipate they will get better with each pair. I’m working my way up to doing a pair in Noro yarn. But I want to have the felting process down before I use Noro since Noro is not exactly cheap.
Stay tuned for a breakdown of my Christmas loot!