Before The Tim started working in retail, we used to head home for Christmas with our families. On Christmas Eve, my brother-in-law's sister used to have everyone to her house for dinner, and she served homemade wedding soup, and it was always a highlight. After years of thinking about it, this year, I finally poked around and found a recipe that I thought looked promising. Guess what? It was! So it will likely become a permanent addition to our "traditional" Christmas Eve meal.
After dinner, we exchanged gifts, and the socks I'd knit for Seb were a big hit.
He immediately put them on, and wore them the rest of the evening, telling me that they were really nice and warm and that he loved them. That is one of the best things about knitting things for Seb - he is sincerely appreciative (or is otherwise worthy of an Academy Award for his performance as a Person Who Likes His Gift).
Yesterday, we spent the day at home, relaxing with the kitties, opening gifts, and talking to family and friends on the phone, or "visiting" via Skype. I had knit a Turn a Square Hat for The Tim, and he was thrilled with it - as a matter of fact, he wore it to work today. When we saw/talked to my sister and her family on Skype, my nieces were all thrilled with the lacy things I'd knit for them for their respective birthdays. So even though I didn't do a whole lot of knitting this year, what I did seemed to be genuinely liked. And who could ask for more than that?
The kitties were particularly thrilled with the catnip pillows I made for them - talk about a big hit! (As stated before, I promise pictures of these various projects when Photoshop is once again on our computer.)
We ate, we drank, and we were very merry. Fortunately, there's a lot of Christmastime still left to enjoy - and we plan on doing just that!