Some highlights were my mother making Steamed Red Bean Buns (which were super yummy) and watching the full, 312 minute long version of Fanny and Alexander directed by the talented Ingmar Bergman (it was still just as profound and confusing). I was also able to meet up with my close friend Lisa and knit with her, which is always wonderful.
My mother and I visited one of our favorite yarn shops, Oh Yarn It! in McPherson, Kansas. In addition to having a hilarious name, it is run by a super nice woman who tries to carry mostly U.S. and local yarns. The store is also a few shops over from a pretty, old opera house.
Uncharacteristically, I also quickly knit up some gifts for my cousin (although I didn't finish them quite in time).
The hat is Opus Spicatum, a pattern I've knitted before and loved. The matching gloves were to use up the leftover yarn, I now wish that I had used a pattern to knit them. Both projects were made out of Cascade 220. Hopefully my cousin likes them!
I also went flying with my father, which is always fun because we are both private pilots and he has some great stories. I was able to take some gorgeous aerial photos during the flight, Kansas looks super pretty after it snows a little.
That was my vacation home, I hope you all had a memorable and relaxing break as well!