Wow, it’s been amazingly cold outside lately! Walking out for a smoke at two in the morning has been a trying event, let me tell you. On that subject, I want to announce that yes, I’m giving up the ghost and I’m going to really try to quit smoking this year. In fact, I’m going to pick up the patch while I’m out today. I don’t really want to quit, but I know that I need to. I’m going to try to be a mommy this year, and with trying to get pregnant … well, it’s just for the best. And I know that I’ll feel better in the end.
So, even when I’m not going outside to satisfy a craving, I still have to warm up my car at 6am on the nights that I work. So, I made these guys! My only beef with this pattern was that the tam was a little short … I like them a little slouchy.
- Project : Urban Necessity Tam and Mitts
- Pattern : Urban Necessities by Colleen Meagher
- Yarn : Cascade 220 Heathers in Turquoise (about 1.5 skeins for both tam and mitts)
I’ve been eyeing this set for a long time and with the frigid temps, really wanted to get them done. I’ve gotten so many nice compliments on the mitts (my favorite one is still, “Wow – those are much nicer than the ones you can get in the store.”)
And before I forget … a couple candid shots from Christmas dinner! I didn’t take many photos, as I was just layed back, enjoying the food and family.
See that t-shirt my Dad is wearing? It’s from the Annual Kick-Ball Tournament that the City throws every year. Many of the City employees participate. My Dad will be 60 next year, and he has won the title of “Most Enthusiastic” for the last two years. He’s a kid at heart, never afraid to put it all out there. He says he’s just too old to care what people think about him, but he’s always been that type of person. Just one of the many reasons I love my Dad.