I ended up knitting a few quick gifts for Christmas for my kids and my dad -- hats and slippers. (You can find the details on Ravelry here, here, here, and here . . . should you be so inclined.) My kids always claim to like the things I knit them, but they all live (or lived, because Brian is now close by but didn't used to be) far away, so . . . y'know . . . I'd never know if they ACTUALLY used them, or if they were just humoring me.
Imagine my delight when we were all together this year for the holidays . . . and I saw my hand knit offerings (both from this Christmas and years past) IN USE IN THE WILD!
We had a family curling outing on Christmas Day, for example . . . and out came the hats!
And they wore these hats ALL the time, totally unprompted -- and not just while curling! (And I'm pretty sure it wasn't JUST because they were humoring me.)
It just warms my heart!
That's my new grand-puppy in that last photo with Lauren. Her name is Ferda. (Brian and Lauren are Letterkenny fans. If you watch the show, you'll get the name.) And let me tell you . . . she is FULL of spunk and energy! (But not a carpet-eater.) (So far.)
And . . . just for fun: