This week will be quiet on the blog so I can keep knitting and spend time with my family for the holidays. But before I go radio silent this week I wanted to share the pictures and the knits I chose for our holiday card. You already got a sneak peek when you saw my husband’s vest, but now you can see the full pic.
This year we decided to get up on Sunday morning and take pictures in front of the Christmas tree at the National Harbor, not knowing our blue and red color palette would match perfectly. I knew no one would be around on a Sunday morning before the restaurants and stores opened so I set up my camera and tripod and had a mini photoshoot. Jellybean’s expressions crack me up in these photos and we were huddled close because it was a little cold since we were by the water.
The only one with a fresh off the needles kit was my husband with his Prado Vest. You’ll recognize my Balloon cardigan from earlier this year along with Jellybean’s heart sweater. I love having a hand knit holiday photo but I also had to be realistic about what I was going to be able to accomplish this year with my crazy schedule. Also, red was a favorite color we put on Cher, so there was a little nod to her with this one.
We also took Jellybean to see Santa Paws the day before. Her groomer Jasmine was going to be Santa this year and we decided that without Cher around, instead of being sad we needed to do some fun things with our tiny Beanie. She’s wearing her Birds of a Feather sweater for photos so she’d pop against Santa. But Santa also had to hold her close so she wouldn’t leap out of her arms and run to me.
She’s also got a very festive Christmas tree hat and a new Christmas tree coat to share the holiday spirit wherever she goes. I’ll make sure to take some photos of her this week in all her glory. Enjoy this holiday season with friends and family and if you’re missing loved ones like I am, it’s okay to be sad too. This time of year is hard for so many, so just make sure to tell the people you care about how much you love them. Happy holidays, everyone!