today marks our last day in des moines for the holidays. we'll be missing the real extravaganza here on christmas eve, but i think it's safe to say we've spent some good time with chris' family. last night, we introduced his nieces, 10 and 6 years old respectively, to national lampoon's christmas vacation. perhaps a little on the old side for the girls language-wise, but abigail loved the slapstick parts. and we hadn't watched it yet this year, so it was absolutely necessary.
other things we've done so far: watched the latest mission: impossible at an imax theater, met a mummy and a camel at the des moines science center, eyed dartboards, dreamed of visits to nationally-recognized bbq joints, and hung out with one very sweet baby. i've been feeling really lucky.
12/20/2011. day #20, Girl Friday
by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark, completed february 2011. here's me with my new camel buddy - i named him frank (in my mind). yes, i am fully aware he is not real. shhh... let me dream that i met a camel named frank yesterday.
i tried to get frank to get going, but he wouldn't budge. camels are notoriously stubborn.
and then there's this... yeah, i'm pretty special like that.
12/21/2011. day #21, Seamless Yoke Sweater
by Elizabeth Zimmermann, completed november 2008. this is the closest i've ever come to knitting a nordic sweater, but i'd really love to someday do up a crazy winter sweater with snowflakes or snow bunnies or reindeer or some such christmas/winter type of motif. someday!
this was also an unintentional turtleneck, but by the time i got to the neck, i couldn't face tearing it out and figuring out where i went wrong.