Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Musings

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! We had several Christmas celebrations with family and friends this year.

Christmas tree

Christmas Eve was spent at our house with both sets of our parents. A few years ago we started a tradition of opening Christmas crackers with our meal - it's always a fun time! Inside each is a paper crown and a small prize. I got a skull and crossbones tattoo - score!

Cracker hats!

We opened gifts that evening and Santa's helpers were there to make sure it went smoothly :)

Santa's helpers

On Christmas morning - we headed over to John's sister's place to open gifts and have breakfast with Simon. He was decked out in his finest Christmas PJ's and had fun tearing the paper off the presents. John gave Simon the sock monkey he made a few weeks ago.

Simon's christmas gifts

I knit Simon an R2D2 hat - I love how it came out!! The pattern is here and more details are on my Ravelry page here. His dad and uncle are huge Star Wars fans - so I thought this was only fitting!

r2d2 mosiac

I also knit Simon these cute mittens. I made up the pattern as I went along and will probably write up the directions if anyone wants to make a pair for the little one in their life.

Simon's mittens

After breakfast - we headed to our friends Tara and Tien's annual Christmas open house. We had fun catching up and eating more good food!

Tien and Tara's party

After the open house - it was off to our third stop that day - Christmas dinner at my sister in law's husband's parents house. We had yet another wonderful meal, opened more presents and were entertained by Simon playing the piano!

Christmas at the Crobys

I gave William the hat I made for him while we were there too. I told him I made this three different ways. I couldn't find any roving to match the colors I wanted so I used Jolene's drum carder and made a batt, then spun it up with little coils and bumps and then knit it. I think it suits him!

William's hat

How was your holiday? I hope you had fun with family and friends.


Sereknitty said...

Great photos! Looks like a good time was had by all. Those tiny mitts are adorable :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like a very Merry Christmas indeed! Everyone looks so happy!

bySarah said...

Your holidays look like so much fun!
Hope you had a good celebration last night!

Rachel said...

So much fun! I had to laugh as soon as I saw the hats since my mom just initiated the Christmas cracker tradition at our house as well!

Love those mitts...have no babies to knit for at the moment but that pattern is too cute!

Wishing you and your family the best in 2010!