Look at all those presents. So much for teaching the kids that Christmas isn't about blatant consumerism... Regardless, it was a great time. Here is a link to our Xmas photo album:
I got a few great goodies - first, the best one from my hubby:
Yes, it looks almost exactly like my current camera, but it has 7.1 megapixels as opposed to 3.2. That will make a huge difference when shooting close-ups of stitch patterns, for example! With more and more places taking proposals via e-mail, the quality of the pictures really matters.
Hmm, do you think my family knows I'm obsessed with knitting?
My brother-in-law & his wife gave me S'nB Nation, my parents-in-law got me the Yarn Garden gift card (yahoo!) and my darling husband got me the Denise Interchangeable set.
I also got a great little prezzy in the mail from keohinani, just 'cuz she's such a cool chick.
That is a ginormous box of chocolate-covered Macadamia nuts (1.5 lbs, to be exact), a cute little flower pin and LLSS in Bee Stripe (which I became obsessed with after she posted the cute little baby socks she made out of this yarn - I'd post a link to the post, but I can't remember when it was and Jill is waaaay too prolific for me to have time to sift through all her posts (e-mail the link to me, and I'll post it!)). Thanks, chica!
I am still waiting on my Secret Santa gift, which I hope comes today. Apparently the lady at the post office told Santa there was no need to overnight the package to get it here in time for Xmas, and Santa ill-advisedly took her advice. I spent most of yesterday stalking the mailman, until I realized that it was a PO holiday.
Today the Knit Net sweater goes in the mail. Yay! I'll let you all know as soon as the issue is up. I can't wait to see how it looks when they photograph it. I'm also mailing out some submissions to IK and working up some more swatches for the Lace Style book that Interweave Press is putting out next year. I'm having the best time with these swatches - I heart lace!!!
And finally, another adorable picture of the boy. This is from before Christmas, but I didn't get a chance to post it. He just looks so grown up (and so little at the same time) when he's standing up like that...