Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Sunday, December 27, 2009

St. Stephen's Feast

We had the kids over last night for food and presents. We called it the feast of St. Stephen, since it was the 26th of December, and it's my husband's name, which made it seem even more appropriate.

It may very well be our new tradition. With blended families, the kids all feel a little stretched, what with trying to visit everybody as it is, so we thought doing our Christmas the day after would help them out. With the exception of the leftover ham my mom brought over for us, the meal was vegetarian. That's a tofurkey in the upper left hand corner that Steve baked.

It turned out very well. Steve and I cooked all day, the kids showed up around five, and we ate, opened gifts, (no idea what was so funny), modeled knitwear, and played a rousing game of Yahtzee, (J loved his Turn a Square hat in Eagle's colors), which Steve won. Here he is in his fresh-off-the-needles hat, contemplating his next move.M2 in her Boho Beret, slouching it up.

Now I have a fridge full of food, so the kids who are staying over can forage to their college student heart's content!

And now, I have to figure out what to knit next! Now that the Christmas knitting is over, I'm at a bit of a loss. The final Christmas knitting count was nine hats and nine pairs of handwarmers/mittens. (The bout of bronchitis was partly the reason my numbers were so high, I think.) I know I could work on the cardigan (remember that?), but I'm not feeling it just yet. Time to pull out the pattern books and think.


  1. It looks like you had a wonderful holiday. As a divorced mom, I'm all in favor of spreading out the celebrating so that it works for everyone.

    A Tofurky! I've always wanted to try one -- but not as much as I want to check out a Turducken!

  2. Great pics! Your feast sounds - and looks - like so much fun. Everyone got something knitted and look good in your creations. Makes all that needle-clicking so worthwhile.

    Maybe another KAL for the New Year? Only smaller, faster, this time!

  3. Those hats are BEAUTIFUL! I was wandering around the yarn store today, but couldn't find a pattern that really grabbed me. I need to flip through my pattern binder and use one of my many "impulse buys."