My parents enjoyed their gifts too - handspun socks for my dad in Cloudlover SW Merino - "Morel", and superwash BFL mittens and earwarmer for my momma:
Sid Vicious (real name) was lookin' fly for the occasion, as he channeled his inner billy-goat climbing the mountain of presents.
|I said, "Treats!" as I snapped the photo to make his ears pop up... I'm mean.|
And my mother-in-law loved her sweater. It was so awesome to give this to her, I put a ton of work into it and she really deserves it.
All the knitted gifts were well received. I'm glad I did fewer this year, to keep from going overboard.
On Christmas Eve I made a veggie version of the old gumbo recipe we served at the Java Joint. I used shrimp and Tofurkey sausage, as well as tomatoes, celery, onions, rice, and peppers. It turned out really well, and I thought the colors looked festive too.
Still have a New Year post percolating, and I'm trying to finish my last 2011 sweater (3/4 of a sleeve to go!), so I'll be back soon!