Cindy posted several pictures on Facebook from the NWRSA Christmas Party. Laura and I have been friends for almost 20 years and here we are together again. It's nice to have an old friend in a new place.
Someone noticed these guys outside Cindy's window. They stopped the party as we stood in the window, enjoying a National Geographic moment.
They tussled for almost an hour when the young buck finally caved.
We fit in three school concerts and a basketball game last week. I don't know how our kids work full time and do all these things!! It's not a slam dunk when you consider that roads, parking lots and sidewalks are icy.
Ian's hat is done and a success. I knit it at 3 1/2 stitches to the inch and it's really warm with all the silk and alpaca in the blend. He loves it.
We've talked about getting a smart TV for the past couple of years but our little 32" had such a good picture that we just never followed through. We're further away from the TV in this house and it's frankly difficult to see. We had looked at this Samsung on an early Costco trip so I bought it the other day when I was there picking up a few things. That was the easy part.
Ian had the hard part - setting it up. We have a digital antenna for local channels and use Apple TV for programs. Set-up took a while but it's done and we like it. We watched Project Runway Juniors last night and really enjoyed having a bigger picture. We went from 32" to 48" - quite a step up.
Meanwhile, I'm plugging away on this stranded knitting hat that Cindy Wasner designed. Her patterns are on Ravelry if you're interested. Her instructions call for the yarn to be held in both hands, the background in the right and the pattern in the left. I'm having a hard time teaching myself how to knit English style so my gauge is uneven. I just accept that this is a learner project and I already know I'll have to do it agian. The white lining is Eva Fisher's fingering weight alpaca, perfect for a soft lining on tender ears.
This list showed up on Facebook last week. I need to think of these things.