Saturday, December 27, 2008

Post Haste

How was everybody's Christmas/Holiday? Ours went swimmingly, and quite according to schedule.

Émilie and I made cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve (Paging Doctor Freud! My Christmas cookies look like little boobies!)

Then headed over to my Mom's for the toddler version of Réveillon. For those who don't know, Réveillon is sort of a bigger deal in Quebec than Christmas day itself. Traditionally, you would go to Midnight Mass, then come back to the house and have a huge meal and open presents at midnight. We weren't going to keep the kids up that long, so we opened the presents before dinner, then enjoyed a tasty feast.

Christmas morning, the kids were up bright and early, and whaddaya know? SANTA HAD BEEN TO OUR HOUSE! He had even forgotten to shut the fireplace door on his way back up the chimney, a sure sign of his presence (that Phil, he has such an eye for details!), and he also seemed to have enjoyed his boobies.

See how dark it is outside, and how even Émilie looks bleary-eyed? Yeah, it was THAT early.

I think we covered just about everything on Christmas morning. We went through the initial euphoria of the discovery of the presents, followed by the ripping through the presents to get to the "good stuff", zoomed right to the "I-can't-believe-you-bought-another-plastic-piece-of-crap" phase (which goes hand in hand with the "I'm-not-assembling-this-stupid-toy" phase), and finished up with the "If you two can't share the toy I'm throwing it in the garbage!!!!" finale. And all in record time! Brilliant!!!

That night it was off to Phil's parents for yet more food and gifts.

Maxime and Émilie, enjoying the bounty of the crudité platter

Then yesterday, we went to my brother-in-law's and his girlfriend's for, you guessed it, food and gifts (again).
My brother-in-law was the lucky recipient of the Turn a Square Hat. Ignore the dufus on the left, okay? Thanks.

Thank God Christmas is over. Except it's not, really, because I've still got 2 gifts on the needles. I'm about halfway up the instep of the second Yellow Sock (for my grandmother), and I cast on the #31 Bobbled Tam (from the Holiday 2008 issue of Vogue Knitting) for my Mother-in-Law on December 23rd.
I'm using Alpaca with a Twist Baby Twist for this project, and I'm loving it. It's fuzzy and soft and delicious, and it's going to be a great hat. As a matter of fact, I think I might make one for myself, along with a scarf, I've certainly got enough yardage in that skein!

And because I'm such a sucker for all your "You look great in hats" comments, here's another shot of me wearing the hat. It's a bit out of focus, but I like it anyway.

Happy Knitting Everyone!


Mrhide said...

What no shots of the legs yet you show my man tit?! (can't believe you put that picture up!)

We had fun, we had laughs and a pleasant time was had by all!

Sereknitty said...

Honestly, with those exquisitely chistled cheekbones ,you looked like a perfect mannequin in that hat shot -- like a barbie I used to have. That is going to be a very lovely tam! I think you should make yourself one, too!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I cannot believe you posted that picture of Phil either. I'm shocked he hasn't shot you dead yet.

Looks like you had a great Xmas. What loot did you get?

You've got a pink camera? Is it new? I heart it. It's pink!

Sinéad said...

Glad you all had a good Christmas. It certainly looks like it! That bobble hat is gorgeous, I must have another look at that pattern.
BTW, your Brother in law? HAWT.

Big Girl Feet said...

Wow you guys look like you had a lovely Christmas! And nice hat! I wish I could look so good in hats!! :))

Amelah said...

Arent you glad its all over and u can relax now lol? Start knitting know for Xmas presents 2009!!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you got away with that shot either! :)

Again, great with the hats, and sounds like you had a great Christmas! Happy Holidays to the DearKnits family!