Had a wonderful Christmas vacation. Santa Cruz is beautiful, especially the ocean and coastline. They had unseasonably warm weather plus sunshine, so that was a bonus. My little Santa became exhausted after completing all his rounds. Thought you might like to see that hat on a real baby. (See previous post if you'd like the pattern.)
I think I'll make it an annual affair---knitting a Santa hat for him. He's 3 months old now.
We are having very unusual weather in Minnesota too. Today is supposed to reach 47 degrees F. Normally this time of year we are 20 degrees BELOW zero. A recent poll on a local tv station indicated that 75% of Minnesotans loved this warmth and 25% hated it. Probably the 25% are avid skiers and snowmobilers and we have no snow other than the stuff the ski resorts are making.
Yesterday I installed DAK 8 on a new laptop. I left DAK 7 on my old desktop with Windows XP and am hoping it doesn't die any time soon. This new version looks easy to use. I like the thumbnails---easier to search. Some things are exactly the same, so I don't think it will be difficult to learn. I'm supposed to teach some classes on DAK 8 at the Purls of Joy seminar in April, SO, I better get crackin'.
On the knitting front, I'm working on some prayer shawls to donate. Will post photos soon, I hope.
Also hoping you have a wonderful new year!