Well, 2004 is almost gone and I can't wait for 2005. I have a lot of things that I want to accomplish in 2005. I'm going to sit down tomorrow and make a list.
We had a great Christmas. We spent the last week with Larry's parents. Our big present was a gas grill, and we're putting it to use tonight for a small New Year's Eve dinner for the two of us. It should be a nice quiet evening.
I only got one knitterly gift (except for the book that I showed you last week). My sister gave me a subscription to Interweave Knits. I'm so excited about it. I can't wait to get my first issue. It should be sent at the end of January. She's also going to send me a g.c. for my LYS. I just need to decide which one. (Thanks, Kristin)
The other good part of our trip to Massachusetts was that my in-laws live about 20 minutes from WEBS. We went up to Northampton to visit a friend and made a pitstop at WEBS. It was a bit overwhelming, to be honest. But I was able to get some great Jo Sharp cotton on sale and a large hank of wool to make a hat for Larry. I almost went back for a second trip, but decided that I'll wait until the next time. I'll post some pictures of the yarn and my finished Christmas gifts tomorrow. I managed to get all of them finished, albeit a little late. My nephew's birthday gift (the hooded sweater) wasn't finished until yesterday. And I knit the hat for my sister-in-law in the car ride up to Massachusetts last Friday morning. . The matching scarf wasn't done until this week. Oh well, they are at least done.
I think that my knitted gifts were a hit. I know that my niece liked her snowball sweater. We were able to see them last Thursday for dinner, even though this was our Christmas away from my family. She put it on immediately after opening it and then rubbed it against her cheek while sucking her thumb. This is the highest compliment from Lexi (age 2 1/2), who loves all soft things and expresses this by rubbing them next to her face.
I've been knitting my sister's present, which I absolutely love. I hope she likes it as much, too. I hope to finish it this week, and then I'll look forward to knitting without pressure.
Happy New Year everyone!