|The Technicolor Twins|
I managed to complete a hat for Larry for Christmas. I am pleased with how it turned out. It is Harry Potter themed and features Hedwig delivering mail. It's a stranded fair isle pattern found on Revelry.com. The wool is a cashmere blend that is super soft. I told him explicitly not to throw this one in the washer. You would think a guy married to a knitter for thirty years would know these things.
I also finished a pair of Christmas socks, which he has been wearing, like a good boy to work. Currently I am working on a linen blanket and yet another pair of socks. I am enjoying the blanket project, but am still knitting the squares that I will ultimately crochet together. I have something like 43 squares and need either 56 or 63, depending on how big I decide to make the blanket. Blanket making is new to me - it's kind of a bucket list thing since it takes devotion and focus to finish such a big project. I am determined to see it through.
Stevie, our kitchen gecko, suffered a serious mishap two weeks ago, ending with a severed tail and a gecko gone into deep hiding. Until today. We were so happy to see him once again, although he is a mere shadow of his former self. We are all very fond of him and are very happy to see him returned to the fold.