But I'm trying to look on the bright side, and one plus is that I can refocus on knitting for myself again. In fact, yesterday I managed to turn the heel on a second sock that's been languishing since before the holidays, so soon I should have another toasty pair of socks for my tootsies.
As far as Christmas knitting, here's what I accomplished:
The boy is in Jared Flood's Habitat, my sister is wearing Hermione Hearts Ron, mom got the 16 Sixteen Cable hat I blogged about a couple months ago, and dad was the lucky recipient of a Morgan hat. This hat holds a special place in my heart, as I tried to knit it for him last Christmas, and failed miserably. This time, though, it turned out quite nice.
In fact, he really seemed to like it. He put it on several times on Christmas day. But I'm concerned that something in the hat is causing sudden-onset dementia. To quote a famous holiday tune:
"For when he placed it on his head,
he began to dance around!"
My dad put the hat on, and then inexplicably started to do a little dance, imploring us to guess what movie it was from.
"Remember this movie??"
I was bewildered. The only thing it looked like to me were the so-called dance moves of the Peanut Gang from A Charlie Brown Christmas:
But that didn't seem quite right.
Ultimately, I had to give up, at which point dad announced, rather disappointed, that it was "the dance from Evan Almighty."
I've seen the movie exactly once, and certainly wasn't memorizing any dance scenes. But ok.
I was going to embed the video for you guys, but I could only find one (bad) clip and embedding is disabled, so you'll have to do without.
Probably better off without it!