Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

May the Force of Christmas be with you!

One of my favorite Christmas traditions in our family is the "Ornament for the year."  Every year I get each member of the family a special ornament.  Sometimes they are just  an ornament I thought was fun or beautiful, like this dancing cow.
Other years' ornaments commemorated something special.  This Mountie is from Victoria, Canada.  I bought it on a trip the girls and I took one summer.
Last year, the ornaments were the crocheted snowflakes and colorwork knit christmas balls I made during the summer.
This year, the ornaments are all Stars Wars themed!  They were a big hit. 
One of our other traditions is to go to a movie on Christmas.  When I was young, we woke up Christmas morning and opened presents.  Then we drove to either our Grandma and Grandpa's house or to one of the Aunt's and Uncle's house for a big family gathering.  Since we have always lived so far away from our family, Christmas is spent with just our immediate family.  After we open presents, we are ready to get out of the house, and that has always meant going to a movie.  Well, since we had seen Star Wars, and there weren't any good seats left on Christmas day at the Crossroads Regal theater, we decided to stay home and play board games.

 While we waited for Allifer and her BF to arrive, Himes, Pookie and Moogie played Ticket to Ride.
I took a break and ran over to GwenS's house to whisper some cats.
 Sunny was pretty shy, but Rocky actually let me give him some scratchies!
We had all kinds of appetizers with the games.
When Allifer and her BF arrived, we opened presents, then had dinner.  After that, the kids played some game that Allifer brought that involved Las Vegas and developing casinos.  Not sure of the name, but there was a lot of shouting and laughter.

 Note that Himes is wearing the hat I made him for Christmas.  He needed something warm to wear under his snowboard helmet.  Thank you Cascade Superwash Aran!  Wow, does that yarn knit up fast.

I mostly knit on the Lluna Shawlette that I am testing for VanesaPolo.  I don't have any good photos yet, I'll try to take some tomorrow.

But, here is the Cables and Lace Advent Scarf 2015 off the blocking wires.  I folded the scarf in half to try to get better pictures of the patterns.

This is the scarf folded.  I'll try to get some photos of the scarf being worn tomorrow in sunlight.  Maybe I'll get Pookie to model for me.
shaping the planet on Christmas.

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