So, we survived Christmas! Hooray! I’m not saying that we all survived with our dignity intact, however…
Poor Wee Bay.
We went to Indiana and did our typical travelling Christmas. Spent time with my family up by South Bend. It was quite a pretty drive, since everything was still coated with ice.
The weather got quite bad on the 23rd, and we had to abort plans to have pierogi and potato pancake night at my brother’s. We got to see everyone on Christmas Eve, though, so it was all good. Everyone received handknit socks. That I, of course, never did get around to taking pictures of. Oh well. I’ll be back to gift knitting in a few days. I made my nephew Tyler some new foot sweaters, but I didn’t want to make more than one pair since he’s growing so fast. The pair I made fit him, so I’m going to knit some more for him that are slightly bigger.
Went down to Travis‘ family’s house on Christmas day.
Got to hang out with our other nephew, Gabe. I gave him Travis’ digital camera and we spent hours roaming around the house taking pictures of things. In a couple of years I’ll start him on junk film cameras. I’m a photo pusher.
Travis and I spent some time antiquing around Muncie and Indy after Christmas with his mom. I was able to find two old cameras with film still inside, and even managed to haggle one down to $5 from $10. That’s something I never do, so I felt all proud of myself. Hopefully I get some images off the film, because the camera is complete junk – I think it’ll implode if I look at it wrong (that was why I had the nerve to haggle to begin with).
Travis bought a civil defense geiger counter kit at an antique mall. It is hilarious – we love it. Nuclear apocalypse was kind of a mini theme this Christmas, from the Fallout Vault-Boy bobblehead making an appearance on my parents’ Christmas tree…
…to the silly pair of brazing goggles I got for Travis so he can play Dr. Horrible.
Now that I’m back, I’m going to spend a bunch of time dyeing and making balls and batts so I can restock the shop. I’ve been a busy doing Christmas stuff for most of December, but now it’s time to get back to work. Dye day tomorrow! The temps are supposed to be mild, but winds are going to increase throughout the day. Hopefully we can get the dyeing done before really bad winds. Wouldn’t be a good thing if the garage caught on fire.