Christmas is BIG here in Yarnnation.
It required prep, and the Yarn Queen (and King) sent in the big guns!
The Duke sucked every last dog hair out of our carpet- and LOVED it. I may never have to vacume again, and really, who could ask for a better gift than that? Thanks Mom and Dad!
It requires food, and there was a lot of it!
Satsumas are a MUST for a proper Yarnnation Christmas celebration. On Christmas Eve there was a virtual smorgasbord (yes it's spelled right, I looked it up,) of edible delights brought to us by Tzarina and her charming mother. Christmas brunch was my doing, with fresh blueberry scones, grapefruit, latkias, and fritatta. SOOOOO good, although I need some work getting it all to the table on time at the same time. Dinner was at another talented friends' house. With many years of feast prep experience, the dinner was fit for a king (or a Duchess!)
It requires friends, old and new.
Tzarina and Miles
Tzarina's charming siblings, two knitty sisters and one not so knitty brother (but we still really like him!)
It requires family.
This was the first time our little family spent Christmas away from the big family back in Utah. We did miss our families, but had a delightful Christmas morning with two very excited pups, who could not believe that we were letting them rip through a room full of paper and plastic! WHOOOOO! What fun!
A few well thought out gifts from the heart never hurt.
The Duke has a list of things he would like to accomplish in his lifetime. Learning to play the guitar is one of them. It thought it was about time for him to get started, but there were budget restraints here in Yarnnation. An international treaty was arranged to overcome the obstacle. (Thanks Dad, Mom, Grandmas and Grandpa!) It is a beautiful instrument and he loves it.
I have been trying to learn Russian (with limited success) for five years. The Duke thought it was time I kicked into high gear. This software is seriously amazing, I have learned more Russian in the last three days than I have in the last three years.
This is what the Duke's Grandmother, Aunt K., Uncle C., and Cousins sent me. It was far, far, far too much, especially since, despite being done long before Christmas, I have not yet shipped their package. SIGH. (OH, and thank you so much, I love, love, love it, and as you can see I am have all ready put them to use.)
Aunt K. saw Jane and knew she was for her. How could I say no? Here is her Jane.
The parents also sent much love via USPS and UPS.
Isn't this the cutest thing ever? It is jewelry for your spinning wheel. The Yarn Queen sent it. Darling!
It is good to be the daughter of the Yarn Queen. She sent a fiber fun filled Christmas in a box to me.
There was this,
and a subscription to this,
and she really out did herself with this.
I have all ready knit 5 inches of a sweater with them, and yes, they are as wonderful as everyone claims.
I hope you all had a day that was Merry and Bright. Ours was wonderful, and the joy continues, as we anticipate the arrival of Princess P. and Prince B. to the Emerald City in a few days! YIPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE