Sunday, November 28, 2010

Giving Thanks

I know this post is a little late, but I had my mom and younger brother with me here in AZ all week. We had such a great time! And I was thankful for them spending Thanksgiving with me. =)

While they were here we took a mini trip up to Sedona/Flagstaff/The Grand Canyon. Where you best believe it was COLD!

Sedona wasn't so cold. It was, however, gorgeous.




This one isn't anything special, but I thought it was neat! Pointy cactus!

It was snowing up at the Grand Canyon...





So cold! I think it was around 20 degrees!

Now we're going to play spot the hand knits...








Photo 1 is my mom, my little brother (Aka Beaker), and me. I am wearing my Icing Swirl Beret, my mom is wearing Emerald, and the very first second hat that I made (which I ended up giving to her because it looks so cute on her), and my brother is wearing the handspun hat that I made for my BF. Now, this had was made specifically for him. I bought a subtle stripes kit from CosyMakes and he picked out the order of the stripey yarn and everything. I would complain about him not wearing it in Ohio, but I didn't think much of it. Come to find out (!) he said the hat was too small for him! It made me so mad... lol. So, now it's mine, I suppose.

Photo 2 is BF and I. In this picture you can see my Snapdragon Mittens (made with Alpaca... I was the only one with warm hands!). BF is wearing his Christmas present from 2 years ago. I see that I never blogged about the finished hat so I just have this Rav Link with a picture of the unfinished hat. I really have to say that this yarn (merino/alpaca- Plymouth Suri Merino) has held up really, really well. BF wore this had a lot (he likes that the top is pointy- I wanted to make the length shorter so it wouldn't do that and he wouldn't let me). It's also super soft and quite warm. I would definitely reccommend this yarn to anyone for hats, mittens, cowls, or scarves. Love it!

The last pic is just a cute one of the BF. Oh, you can see the crocheted fingerless mitts that I got from a friend for Christmas last year. Yes, hand knits really do come in handy! (ha)

So I am sitting here, drinking my coffee (spiked with cinnamon) and eating leftover pecan pie for breakfast (NOM!) being thankful for great friends and family.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving (or Thursday, for any non-americans).

3 comments:

knottygnome said...

beautiful pics! looks like you had a good time. :-)

photoknitdog said...

Love the pics! Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving weekend. :)

Ria said...

Great pics! The Grand Canyon is so pretty in the snow. ANd yes, handknits are super handy in the cold! definitely can't beat the warmth of Alpaca.

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