So what have I done in the meantime?
I made an adorable hat for my Niece:
I was going to give it to her on Thanksgiving but then I felt guilty that I hadn't made a present for her brother, so I found the most hilarious hat ever: The Jive Turkey Baby Hat (link will only work for Ravelry users). I could not stop laughing while I was making it. And this is what I got:
These are the hats on the kids:
Hello [Baby] Kitty:
(Pardon the pumpkin pie on her face...I had to hurry up and take the picture right before leaving so there was no time to clean her up)
This is my 11 year old sister wearing the hat since Elijah didn't want to wear it at dinner:
Once he realized that all the cool kids were doing it, it wasn't so bad....
(not the best picture of the hat....but look at that smile!)
And of course I've been working on Christmas knitting projects. Since my grandpa doesn't blog, I can share that I made him a blanket in shades of blue and teal. I left it with my mom on Thanksgiving for safe keeping until Christmas. Unfortunately I didn't take a picture! So it will probably have to wait until Christmas when he opens it.
The pattern was crazy simple, though. It was the Six Hour Throw from Lion Brand. And if I wasn't so neurotic about knotting all the ends of all the little fringes, it would have taken only six hours. But as it was, it took about 7. Not bad for a blanket. Once we move and re-set up house, I could see me making several of these in different colors to keep in different rooms.
I've also made, well, other stuff. The rest of my family is web literate so no blogging about hand made presents til after Christmas. There are pics up on Ravelry in My Projects and on my Flickr Page which people have been warned to stay out of. And if I forgot to warn you, and you're related to me: Do NOT go to those pages. Or your computer will implode. Or something. Thanks. :-) People not related to me, however, can feel free to check out what I've been up to without fear of electronic retribution.