We had a stellar holiday. We have gone to a gift exchange model for the adults, which seems to have allowed for much more personal gift selection and/or making. With only one gift outside of your immediate family to worry about, it seems you worry a lot more about it and really strive to hit the mark.
Here is one of the gifts that hit the mark for me - 70% merino/30% silk roving. No, I am not taking up spinning, but Margaret spins, and that is what really hit me, that she would take on spinning this lovely stuff for me. I didn’t get a shot yesterday of the lovely yak yarn from Daughter #1 (cranberry - Karen says I need to consider wearing colors once in a while) or the excellent Rilo Kiley and Stars CD’s from Jenny (she is responsible for keeping me up to date in pop culture) - their gifts are always special to me as they seem to intuit what will really mean something to me almost all of the time.
Also on the knitting front, I can now reveal the holiday knit. It is the lovely Ice Queen by Rosemary Hill and featured in Knitty this issue, but done in the Hurricane colorway so I am calling it Hurricane Princess because I knit it for our little princess.