Well, I've missed a bunch of posts AGAIN - but I promise I will go back and read them.
It was a push (boy oh boy was it a PUSH!) but we actually managed to finish EVERYTHING off of our Christmas list before Christmas. To be perfectly honest, I was weaving in the ends on b-i-l's socks as we pulled up to the house, but TECHNICALLY they were FINISHED before he got them! Ha ha.
In more sad news - our big laptop has died. And that means
. Which has been a royal pain for me here on Craftster (because I TOTALLY wanted to show you guys!) and for my blog - because, a blog isn't very fun without pics. Hubs assures me that he can fix the laptop and find all my files before he reformats.... but he has to actually DO It.
So for now - I can update my list. And say GREAT JOB to all of you for keeping with us so far. I think the rest of this craft-a-long will be much less stressful now that we've all gotten past the hoidays! (Or holi-daze as we've been thinking of them lately).
Anywho - what we managed to complete for Christmas:
Mum - knitted cardi (which actually fit! Whee!)
Dad - rainstick
Sis #1 - knitted infinity cowl (which she loved, which is awesome, because she's totally hard to please)
B-i-l - knitted socks (my first EVER pair of socks, knitted in the round, mens size 12, and they FIT!)
Sis #2 - knitted slouchy hat, big purple vinyl flower pin
Sis #2's BF - Gaming pillow (which he called a torso pillow, but he says he's using it, and that it's helping his back, so that's good)
Hubs - Freezer paper stencilled t-shirt, black on black that has the Batman symbol and says "I'm Batman" in it
Kiddos - Two superheo capes (personalized with freezer paper) and two utility belts
M-I-L - a knitting loom that the hubs made - and it works! She called to tell us she's been working on a baby blanket. She makes a tonne of them for the church/hospital, so she'll be able to crank out way more using the loom than regular knitting
F-I-L - sewn touchpad case. Really, just a large, padded zip-up pouch, but hey.
B-I-L - two freezer paper t-shirts. One red with Star Trek font that says "Expendable" and one Blue that says "I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong"
B-I-L's finacee (that was the big news over Christmas! Super excited!) a beautiful cowl which I swapped with Jomama for. She loved it, and it was gorgeous. Thanks Jomama!
S-I-L - knit mittens
Hub's cousin - a shrink plastic hogwarts crest necklace.
Plus a WHOLE bunch of people got baskets/gift bags of jams, pickles, jellies, sauces, etc etc etc
PLUS I managed to make all of our Christmas cards
WHEW! I'm exhausted just writing all that down. Now, if I can just get the hubs to fix our laptop (I'm typing all of this on our teeny netbook and it's a pain in the rear) I'll upload pictures!
And now I'm going to go back and read up on what I missed!
Keep on crafting on!
***EDITED TO ADD SOME PICS!***
Only a few, but hey - it's better than NONE!
Here they are.
Mum in her Cardi
Superhero capes and utility belts
sis in slouchy hat w/pin
other sis in infinity cowl (she pulled it out and actually squealed! which was kind of exciting because she's sort of hard to please... and she actually WORE it later that day, which is basically proof that she liked it)
Okay - this looks like a really weird picture, but it's actually my brother-in-law with one of the socks on to prove that a)they were finished before Christmas and b)it actually fit!
Brother-in-law with the "I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong" shirt
That's it for now! I'll post more when I can. Keep on crafting everyone, looking forward to the rest of this craft-a-long!