So I finished my first My Cup of Tea sock. Whew. That bad boy took some time. I almost cast on the second sock immediately after finishing the first but my fingers were cramping so badly from knitting on size 1 needles with fingering yarn that I decided I needed a break. I had quite a bit of leftover yarn from my Wellington Worksock Shawl so I chose to knit up a matching hat. I’m doing the Hillier Hearts Cap by the same designer. I think the colors are perfect for spring. I’m planning on adding a Pom Pom.  I’ve never made a Pom Pom before. Apparently they are all the rage now. I see them everywhere: knitted items, baby blankets, bunting for weddings and baby showers. I guess it’s hard not to like Pom poms.

We are flying to Texas this weekend to visit Gabe’s family. He has eight step-sisters. Eight. Step-sisters. More than half of them are married with multiple children. And I bet you thought the holidays with your relatives were crowded. Puts things in perspective doesn’t it? I’m looking forward to the trip. Gabe’s grandfather will be there; he is a WWII vet and has some amazing life stories. We only see him once every two years or so and I want the kids to soak up as much time with their great-grandfather as they possibly can.

I’m planning on taking my knitting with me although I don’t know how much I’ll actually accomplish. Next week’s Yarn Along may be rather uneventful.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.