Thursday, December 13, 2007

Happy St Lucia Day

First of all, Happy St Lucia Day. This is the first year I have done anything, and it was pretty fun. I have gotten a lot of questions, but it is basically a Christian Saint day, celebrated since Lucia strove to bring light, and food to people in the dark ages. Traditionally, Scandinavians celebrate. You wake up early, and make sweet buns, and coffee, and the eldest daughter serves everyone. So, I just thought it would be fun to wake up and make cinnamon rolls today, and take them to my 8am class. The boys all thought they were good, so I guess it was worth it. Its a fun holiday with lots of tradition, so I would like to start celebrating it. Next year maybe I will bake something from scratch instead of rolls from a can. LOL.

Here is a hat I made for my friend Charlie for Christmas. He is leaving to join the Navy soon, so I wanted this done before he left. Its made out of some leftovers I had from other projects, but I really like how the colors matched. That and hats are so much fun, and really easy to make.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Living in the Snowglobe

Today was one of those gorgeous days, where it snowed the whole time. Not like blizzard, white out snow. Just a real gentle fluffy snow, with the sun shining the whole time. Heather and I alway used to laugh, and say that this is what living in a snowglobe feels like. Its just times like this that make me love winter.

This is what I did last night. I am pretty proud of myself for being so close to actually being ready for Christmas on time! I had a lot of fun wrapping presents and listening to Christmas music, and then putting them under my little Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

I can see the finish line....

I managed to finish one of my Christmas present last night, and reach a milestone on another.
I finished my dad's Christmas scarf. He has been dropping hints that he wanted a Western scarf ever since I started knitting. I finally finished it last night, which is nice since his was the most time-consuming gift.

Then I finished the outside of my brother's hat. I just have to do the lining and it will be done.

So, today I am actually going to try and study.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Happy Hanukah!

Happy Hanukah everyone! Heather got her present and already opened it, so here is her Menorah Pillow I made.

I have been pretty busy with school and studying and whatnot, but I have managed to work on Nick's present lately. He is getting this Transformers hat:

The opposite side has the evil transformers symbol, and it will have a lining too. I think it should be cool.