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Knit Picks Goodness

It came! It came! I finally received the Andean Chullo Hat Kit from Knit Picks today:

Andean Chullo Hat Kit
Andean Chullo Hat Kit

I can’t wait to make this, but I do have a couple of other things to work on first. But I wanted to go ahead and get the kit now, because it seems that Knit Picks doesn’t keep it available all the time so I had to wait a while to get it. The kit includes 9 balls of Palette and a pattern, which I can’t recall whether it’s similar to a pattern that I bought several years ago but I’ll have to try to find that one and see. This one does appear to be more detailed, if I remember right.

Also in the box today were two hanks of WoTA Bulky in Blackberry:

Wool of the Andes Bulky Yarn
Wool of the Andes Bulky Yarn

I thought I might use this in my afghan of domino squares, which is an ongoing, long term project. There were also some size 0 needles in the box, in about every cable length size available, because I recently learned how easily one of those toothpick-thin things can snap. There was also a book, but more on that at another time.

On the Home Front…

We had a glorious weekend with my DH’s family. They were here for Thanksgiving Dinner, which was a rare treat indeed. The last time all of my DH’s siblings were together for a Holiday, my now 12-year-old daughter was in preschool. (We were all together for a weekend in January of 2006, but there was another addition to the family shortly thereafter that some others in the family hadn’t even met!) So, it was a good time. Mostly the cousins all had fun playing together. The youngest, now two and a half, really enjoyed playing on my son’s train table. It was better than just about anything to him, except he did say last night that he wanted to sleep in his own bed.

Tonight he did get to do just that, because everybody parted ways this afternoon. Who knows when we’ll all be together again? I do hope it’s sooner than three years from now!

Before they left, though, the cousins all got together for a “grandchildren portrait” that my mother-in-law wanted. All of the kids did great! My DH and I decided that since we were taking our kids to the studio that we would dress up and have our own portrait updated:

Family Portrait, 2008
Family Portrait, 2008

It seems strange to me that my little girl had to bend over so far to be near my head. Where does the time go, that she should be so grown up?

And me? I see a diet in my future.

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One response to “Knit Picks Goodness”

  1. AlisonH Avatar

    That’s a beautiful portrait, and you’re beautiful in it! I’m so glad you had such a grand reunion. Those are all too rare for us, too; I’m very glad a good time was had by all.

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