Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Monkey see - monkey make

A coworker's family member saw a hat on Pinterest and really liked it (and wanted it in all brown, no pom-pom, not as chunky), but didn't know where to find it. A Google image search took me to a Chinese retail website where I could take a closer look. And after some finagling,  I was able to make it as close to the picture and her specification as I could.
The Muse and My Interpretation
I'm rather pretty ecstatic with how it turned out. The pattern is now available on Ravelry. I asked Jack what I should name it, and he just said: "Agani". So that's what we called it. :)

Yay - my first knitting pattern! I've definitely gained confidence in my ability to recreate store-bought stuff by simply looking at it. More patterns will be coming. :)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

I know I'm a few weeks late with this post, but better late than never. Thanksgiving was a family affair, as always. And Jack glowed in love and attention bestowed upon him. I would sum it all up with a few words: comfortable, warm, fed, happy.

Visiting Santa at Bass Pro Shop
Looking at decorations with Daddy
Riding a cart
Not so happy to see Santa

Hanging out with Cousins
Please don't mind the chocolate covered mouth

Playing  with Grandparents and Aunties
The fam
Grandpa joins in on the fun
What a cool train set
All in all, a wonderful holiday.