So Christmas has come and gone another year. The Sweetie actually was off on Christmas day, which was a nice departure from his usually working on Christmas. He has, in the past, often volunteered to work on Christmas so that someone with little kids could be home. Kids don’t understand things like work schedules and Sweetie and I have spend many years celebrating holidays whenever his schedules allowed, so its usually no big deal. Still I liked his being home on the actual day.
There are just the two of us so Christmas was a nice quiet, snuggly, cozy day filled with our favorite things to eat and movies to watch curled up by the woodstove with the dogs. We aren’t very traditional, or not as much as we were years ago, so dinner was steak sandwiches, potato skins with cheese and bacon and mozzarella sticks. Breakfast was delicious with eggs, hash browns, corned beef hash and toast. Sweetie made us breakfast so it was especially wonderful for me. 🙂
Our one tradition that has carried on since the first year we were married is our favorite snack. Back then we didn’t have a pot to pee in and our one big splurge was a trip to the Hickery Farms store. Cheese, beefstick and sparkling cider. Every year we make sure that we have those 3 things. It’s been tough getting them some years, since not all malls have them in holiday kiosks, but we’ve managed to find them, even if we had to travel.
So all in all, it was a wonderful holiday for us. I also thought I would show you what else I’ve been up to.
These slippers are the most comfortable and wonderfully warm things I’ve ever worn on my always cold feet. They are basically a big giant sock that you felt up into the slippers. They are so easy to make, although, I will say that the pattern does assume you have a basic working knowledge of how to make socks. I can whip these puppies up really fast and they rarely leave my feet.
I used Patons Classic Wool yarn. I like their colors and their yarn is so soft that it doesn’t make me itch at all when using it or wearing it. This is the link to the pattern. It’s a free pattern.
Next is a set. Sometimes you make something because it just looks so pretty you can’t help yourself, but then aren’t sure who is going to get it. This was the case with these. The headband was one pattern and the mittens were another, but I thought they looked cute together. This was also my first pair of mittens. I don’t know why I was worried! Talk about easy! I found the buttons in a bag of old buttons I inherited. You can actually wear the headband as a little cowl also.
I have a new little friend to introduce to you all. Her name is Lady Lorelai the Alpaca. 🙂 I won a gift certificate to an Alpaca Farm we visit each year when we go on the Country Roads tour. I always get an alpaca yarn finger puppet and I have quite the collection now. This year we couldn’t make it because I was unable to finish the entire tour, but we got to go spend our lovely gift certificate. I always look at these little alpacas, but this year I splurged and bought one. They are made from actual alpaca fur. Her face, ears and legs are even alpaca. I just thought she had the sweetest little face, just like the real ones do, and to me she just looked like a Lady Lorelai. She’s impossible to stop petting! lol.
I’ll have more pictures once I can show a couple Christmas presents that haven’t been delivered yet. 😉
Did you all have a fun Christmas? Was Santa good to you?