This project has been on my to-do list for the boys for 2 years. I have one done (modeled on myself because it is a surprise for gifting later in the year...) and I have only just started the second one. Although I think it looks rather creepy on myself, I think it will be hilarious to see them all together on the sledding hills (I plan on one for each of my boys, my husband kinda wants one, one for their cousin, which means probably one for his dad/my brother too) - all in different colours so I can tell who is who. The pattern is from Son of Stitch and Bitch and was my first real attempt at colour work. I was surprised by how much weaving in of ends there was (because of the mouth and eye holes, so you kind of have to do two balls at once, of each colour for half the hat - and partly because I didn't realize you could just twist the yarns together to make a "jump" of more stitches...I will try that properly on this next ski mask).
In the kitchen:
This picture does not look at all appetizing, I realize now that it is posted, but this was delicious. Baked brie with mango/peach chutney and toasted pecans on crackers. In an attempt to make plain old ordinary days feel more special, I am trying my hand at appetizers that we have wanted to try for a while but have been saving for "special occasions". Three of us liked this. One, most emphatically did not! I was sure that N would like this, since it is basically cheese covered in jam, but he is determined to not like brie - ever - because it is "fuzzy". Huh?
Around the house:
Although the ornaments have been off the tree for days, I only packed it up and put it away yesterday. Our living room looks huge now. I am, however, leaving a few of these "greens" around the house because they are pretty, and they don't scream "holidays". Other than the tree, these greens were pretty much the only holiday decorating that was done at my house this year - they were all over the house - and I liked it that way.
From the bookshelf: Still reading George Elliot's "Middlemarch", but only just barely. It's not a hardcover, so I can't prop it up and read it while I am knitting, and I have had an awful cold (which always makes my eyes water like mad) and reading has been difficult, so I have only read maybe 20 pages in the last week.
I will be linking up with: Keep Calm Craft On over at Frontier Dreams today.