I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. I got to spend time with my favoritest people under 4 feet... my niece and my nephews. I sat at the kids' table because I seem to get along much better with them than I do most of the adults. The conversations are far more interesting.
I have been a hat-making fool lately. I think I have finished about 6 hats in the last 3 weeks. That is a FO record for me, I believe. I have pics of most of them, but before we get to those, I have another kitty photo!
This is Zorro, the beastly kitty. It was early in the morning and he wasn't quite awake yet. He was sleeping on top of me, all 20 pounds of him! He is the sweetest cat, loves everyone and everything.
For some reason, I can never get photos to appear on here in the order that I want them to. I was going to put this next photo last, but forgot to add it first. Now it is too much of a hassle to change it around. There's a bit of a story, though. I crocheted a lovely sweater for my niece. First attempt at a sweater with actual sleaves and all. She loved it (you can see it farther along in theis post!) but was upset because she didn't get a hat. Papa Larry and both her brothers got hats, she wanted one, too. In purple. Since they were only going to be up here for the weekend, and I didn't have time to go to the store and get more yarn, she ended up with purplish blue and green. She seems to like it anyway.
Isn't she cute? She looks like a little angel, but she is a demon child. I have nicknamed her Lupa because I am convinced she is being raised by wolves. When I commented on this at Thanksgiving dinner, she started howling. :-)
This is another hat I recently finished:
This is one of my coworkers, Karla. She saw me working on the cammo baby hat with ear flaps and asked if I could make one for her. Of course I can! She was kind enough to model it in payment for my efforts.
And here is my father's new hat and scarf:
He, on the other hand, was not so happy to model it for me. :-P
This is the true love of my life... right after Greg. My nephew Alexzander. When he was 3, he told me that he was going to marry me. Every time he sees me, he runs full tilt and collides into me with the biggest bear hug a 5-year-old can manage.
He loved his hat, but says he wants a sweater. In red and blue. These kids are very demanding.
And now.... what you've all (three) been waiting for:
Lupa's sweater! She didn't want to take it off. I wouldn't let her wear it during dinner, but she wore it the rest of the night. She loved it and loved the daisy buttons and everything else about it. She is too adorable.
And last but not least:
My littlest nephew Brendan. He has a hat just like his big brother. He looks a bit shocked by all the attention. His mom's a tad camera shy.
I got my package from my secret pal! She's in Australia! I was wondering why it took so long getting here! It was filled with all sorts of cool goodies. I will try to take pics on Tuesday and get them on here. I still need to think of some cool stuff to get my pal in Germany. I'm going to make her some kitty toys, and I think I'm going to get her an ornament from the Art Institute. They sell little replicas of their lions as ornaments. They are cute and very "Chicagoan".
That's all for now. It's late, but I am not tired at all. I work tomorrow, but I think I'm going to go and crochet and watch some TV.