family, knitting, living

New Hair, New Hats and Christmas Tree

I have lots of photos to share.  Hopefully they will come out in the gallery and not take too long to load.  The first ones are of our Christmas tree.  We put it up the day before Thanksgiving but did no decorate it until the weekafter.  This is our first Christmas in our new house.  We are pretty settled

and it is really beginning to feel like home.  There is nothing better than hanging out next to the Christmas tree in the morning, turning on the lights, everyone else asleep, hot coffee and knitting in the living room.  Amazing.

The photos also show both girls pre-haircut.  Grey has been begging to cut her hair for months.  Henry did not want her to cut her hair, but finally gave in after months of whining.  His only requirement was that she has to have enough to give to locks of love.  It finally measured 10.4 inches, so she got it cut.   The pictures show the actual snip.  Mycah wanted her hair cut just like Grey’s….so she did.  They are so cute!

The last set of photos show the hats I knit for Henry, Grey and Mycah.  Henry’s is made of Noro.  It has a double layer where the cabled band folds up over the main body of the hat.  This makes a very warm hat.  He really needs a warm one for Iowa.  Iowa is frickin cold!!  The colors are so Henry.  he loves i.  Grey’s hat is made Malabrigio worsted and in the Wooly Wormhead pattern, Meret.  It should be a little baggier, but I was afraid she would not wear it too slouchy.  Mycah’s is special.  She picked the yarn.  I hate the yarn.  The colors are every bit as hideous as they show up on the screen.  The yarn is about 90% artificial crap and shiny as all get out!   She wanted her hat to look like a flower….but wanted the teal color, not green for the leaf part.  I hate it and she absolutely loves it.  She is wearing it around the house.  Oh well….at least she likes it.

4 responses

  1. Amy

    Your family is so beautiful! And so is your knitting! And so is your house! Thanks for sharing the photos.

    Also, has anyone ever told you that Grey bears a striking resemblance to the girl who plays the lead character, Bella, in that Twilight movie? Beware young vampire boys coming to visit…

    December 12, 2008 at 8:44 pm

  2. So glad you guys are all settled in Diane. The girls looks so sweet. I love them both with short hair…and just as Grey cuts hers, Sarah’s is growin hers back out. They’ve done that every since they met, lol.

    Tell Henry hey. When does he leave for the artic west anyway?

    December 12, 2008 at 11:54 pm

  3. becca

    lmao about mycah’s hat! i can’t believe how much they are growing and THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! big hugs!

    December 16, 2008 at 4:23 am

  4. Aimee

    Grey looks like shes grown so much!!
    I cant wait till you guys come up to IAC 🙂
    hope you have a fabulous x-mas!!!

    December 16, 2008 at 5:23 pm