We got to enjoy Christmas morning and Christmas breakfast casserole with all the kids and our granddaughter.
GD got a handmade teddy bear from her Aunt for Christmas and she loved it! She kept "talking" to it & saying, "Ooh!" It was so adorable to see & hear her reaction.
Got a Ninja Slow Cooker for Christmas. It sears, it bakes, it roasts and yeah...it slow cooks. So, while the turkey breast roasted in the oven, I baked the ham in the Ninja cooker. It did great, but it infuses the food with steam, so the ham was done about 30-45-mins sooner than what I anticipated, so it dried out a little. I'm going to have to learn a whole new way of cooking. I'm up for the challenge.
Hubby brought in the huge stocking the other day and hung it up! It contained a London Fog all weather jacket.
A gift basket contained all sorts of wonderful goodies, including this neat cookbook from a dear friend.
I haven't posted for over a month, so here's some knitting content.
I knitted up several dishcloths that were given as a knit to a family member that admired them. Unfortunately.....I was in a rush so I didn't get to photograph 2 of them, but I did get the a photo of the one called O Holy Night from One Crafty Mama's Blog.
Sorry for the lousy photos. White is so hard to photograph.
I knitted a couple of hats for my Favorite daughter-in-law! My son told me that she had seen this hat on-line and wanted to know if I could knit her one? Yes, I can and did. The original pattern called for "double-knit" and no gauge was provided. Hmm..so I used Bernat's Chunky yarn and I thought that the hat might be too big, but I think that it measured correctly according to the pattern:
I wasn't sure that the first hat was going to fit, so I went to Michael's to find a different yarn in worsted weight and all that I could find in gray was Red Heart Bamboo & Ewe yarn. I never used it before, but it is a wonderful yarn. It's a bamboo & wool blend. It's really soft. Hand wash in cool water & lay flat to dry. I did not double my yarn, so I have to knit about 12 or 14 more rows to get the 7 1/2-ins. that I needed before starting the decreases for the crown. This pattern was really easy, except, it called for knitting cables without a cable needles. I love to knit cable, but I have never knitted then without a cable hook. My DIL loves her hats! (The hats were photographed on a Samsonite card table that was purchased with S&H Green stamps from days gone by.)
Finally, but not last; I finished the first of 5 panels for the Zig Zag Throw.
Happy knitting in the New Year!