I have declared today a holiday from the holidays. A lounge-in-your-jammies-all-day, if you like, day. Christmas was wonderful but after the bustle relaxing is pretty fine too. I can blog about a couple of gifts now that they are safely gifted.
My sister laid some heavy hints on my about needing some fingerless mitts, and lime green please. I knit her a pair of Evangelines a little longer than the wrist length but shorter than the elbow length. I think they are just right. I knit them during at least three episodes of True Blood, so I have aptly named them Sookie's Evangelines - a little vampire in every stitch, I'd say. They are lettuce Malabrigo - so yummy and squishy - but I think they may pill some, I'll wait for a review.
I also made my mom a little something - I saw the Poinsettia pattern from the winter Knitty and it spoke to me. When Anne Hanson and Kim from The Woolen Rabbit team up - gosh, it's always a winner. The sample looks like a snug fit about the neck, so I went up a needle size and to the large - and while it might have turned out a bit baggier than I wanted - it looks pretty sweet under a nice black wool jacket. And I love how it lays around the shoulders. It was a relatively quick knit - I worked at it for several nights. The Opulence yarn was yummy, I rarely use silk - this was a treat. And I think I have enough left for one for myself, em.
Lastly, this is what I got for Christmas...
We have been talking about in investing in one - for me for the music and podcasts, since I had no idea what it could do, and for my husband to load movies onto for when he travels abroad. So far today I have watched two episodes of True Blood on it My usually-more-practical-than-thoughtful husband downloaded the entire series! I can watch Bill Compton at work, in the car, in bed, omg. That theme song is so darned catchy. Then I surfed the internet, commented on blogs and drained too much time on Bejeweled. This could be bad. But for now - wow, I'm feeling techno...
coming soon - I have actually read a couple of books that I'd like to pass on!