Well, well, well. It appears I can only get ahead with my holiday prep agenda if certain things fall by the wayside. Usually it's feeding the children. Okay, not really really--unless you count how many Trader Joe's entrees they've had lately. I actually don't feel that awful about it because I really adore Trader Joe's. It's the budget Whole Foods as far as I'm concerned.
In any case, it's pretty obvious that blogging took a backseat these past couple of weeks, as did most crafting. And like everyone else, it's just because I've been busy--my volunteer schedule was double my norm! But I did manage to get our Christmas card ordered...before Thanksgiving. That's incredibly early for us. I'll post it after we've sent them off.
We used Scrapblog again, like last year. I really like the design freedom they offer. None of the preset templates worked for the colors in our photos but it wasn't a problem because I was able to design our own--love that.
I also finished knitting Will's hat. I plan to top it with a pom-pom even though Charlie asked "why on earth would you do that?" But I think it'll be darling--especially because I went super simple on it, just stripes in colors that match his winter coat.
I'll post more pics with details soon...the most exciting thing about this hat, for me, is that I think I've settled on a jogless join technique for stripes. And I truly don't care if it seems silly to be excited about such a thing because I really, really am. That said, I do freely admit that it is pretty silly to be as vexed as I can be about teensy jogs in knitting stripes--especially since I didn't even know what they were a few months ago.
I also made some turkey cake balls for Will's Thanksgiving feast at his preschool.
They were gobbled right up. Sorry, I just can't pass up a pun, ask anyone...
We had several left over, so we took them to our neighbor's house for Thanksgiving, where we had a delicious meal and a fantastic time. For the record, I did bring more than just leftover cake balls, but not much!
Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend, too.