While on vacation I knitted Fiona a vest using this pattern which I used to make both Cae's and Sagan's Christmas vests. And because I was very unhappy with how Audrey's techicolor dream shawl turned out (just too small) I unraveled the whole thing and reknit it using larger needles. It is almost twice the size, which means way more cozy. I also finished up my mystery gift just before we left town, and the shawl turned out great and was well received. I don't have a photo of it for some reason. I also unraveled my shawl (the Autumn one) and am reknitting it with larger needles. I am a bit at a loss as to what to do now that my power knitting is all done. I got a couple free patterns, I might try a pair of socks, I started a pair sometime last year but really got all scattered when I got to the heel turn. One of my goals for this year is to push myself to try new things. And I think socks is a great place to start. I also want to learn to cable and to do fair isle knitting. So next Christmas could be very exciting!
My dear loving husband got me books for Christmas! I am currently reading Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. Like all of her books it is hard for me to put down. I am really loving it. While on vacation I read Let it Snow, I love that book. We got it for Audrey 4 years ago for Christmas and I have read it every Christmas since, I guess it is my Christmas read. Mike also got me a book by Oliver and S "Little Things to Sew" which is just full of cute things to make. I am working on a couple projects for Fiona's 2nd birthday, I am going to make her a bag to hold her goodies in, the one from Amanda Soule's first book; a quilt for her doll (we will be getting her one for her birthday, she is always stealing her brothers baby dolls) and I found a really neat looking doll sling pattern which I want to knit up in this yarn. Maybe if there is time I might try and sew up matching skirts for Fiona and her doll. (Is that weird??)