Friday, December 19, 2008

Multi Tasking

Earlier in the year, this holiday plate showed up. I'm not sure where it came from or who brought it in. I'm guessing it was a thrift store find somewhere along the line.

We're a pretty frugal bunch around here and all our dishes get used regardless of the season. The holiday plate saw asparagus in the spring, tomatoes in the summer and lots of pumpkin this fall. But now we're in the midst the the season and it's time for our little plate to shine.

Sam brought in the gingerbread cutout cookies today. The pile was significantly bigger earlier. They're really good and we've been enjoying them with abandon.

The gifts in the background are for the Secret Santa exchange we're doing as soon as lunch gets here. It's the last day before Kylie and Caitlin take off for vacation so we're having a little celebration.

The next couple of weeks are going to be a bit spotty around here. Just about everyone is doing some traveling. I'm heading out Christmas Eve to spend some time with my mom.

But I digress.

Our little plate can do more than hold cookies. Just last week it did duty as a hat blocker.
Caitlin flipped it over and put her dampened Selbu Modern hat on it and let 'er rip.

Isn't the pattern pretty? She has enough of the sock yarn left over to do a pair of gloves using the same charts. I think she's going to reverse the colors though.

The finished product is spectacular. And the colors are wonderful with Caitlin's fair skin and red hair.

Gotta run, lunch is here!


Anonymous said...

a shop owner brought us that plate covered in tasty tasty home made cinnamon rolls covered in coffee laced icing!

keep that in mind shop owners...we like treats ;-)

Sel and Poivre said...

That hat is utterly lovely! I wish tams didn't make me look like an ape! Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

This is my first time looking at your blog (got it off of Webs) and have to say that the hat is beautiful!