I also got some Misti Alpaca for Brian and I, to make us matching Foot Ovens to wear as slippers in the new house.
I also got some lovely handspun yarn from some awesome spinners, from holiday exchanges at the Minnesota Prairie Spinners Guild and St. Cloud Knitters holiday parties.
|Spun by Sarah K|
|Spun by Jessica M - with GLITTER! Whee!|
Last night I tried a yummy treat, I got the recipe at the Y and it was super-easy. I melted a package of chocolate almond bark in the double boiler, and added orange zest, pistachios, and cherry-flavored craisins to it. Turned it out into a foil-lined pan, and let it cool. It's really good! I'd show you a picture... but it looks pretty poopy. Tastes awesome, though.
Merry Christmas, friends. I don't buy all the "Jesus is the reason for the season" mumbo jumbo, but as a spiritual mutt I can appreciate the celebration of glitter, snow, and stuffed stockings, spending time with people I love, special songs and food, and of course peace and joy. I'll be back soon with my scheme for 2012's knitting challenges!