I went to the I-Knit Christmas party on Thursday night. Snow was threatening, which may have contributed to the smaller crowd but there were still about 25 of us. There was a huge spread of food with several delicious home-made cakes. As a precaution against drunken knitting, I had taken my Jaeger Natural Fleece Yoked jumper, which is just stockinette stitch, but in the end I didn't actually drink too much so it was ok. We did the Secret Santa, I gave away a Rowan pattern book and some cashmere lace yarn, and received in return a hand-knitted hat and some homemade earrings. The hat is tight on my big head but I am hoping I can block it bigger as it is a pretty variegated colour in a wool/acrylic blend.
I've also finished the 'tree' portion of my Christmas Tree Tea Cosy and I've started work on the 'presents' to go around the base. I enjoyed this 3D knitting experience - for once I wanted my knitting to bulge out in odd places!
I hope that you are looking forward to the festive season and to enjoying a relaxing break - hopefully with lots of quilting, or knitting, or dollshousing, or whatever your hobby is. Merry Christmas!