I'm starting a petition.......
to change Christmas. Wait....don't think I'm crazy till you hear the idea.
The time period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is so short, folks
are all about the hustle and bustle, etc. We can still celebrate Jesus
birthday on December 25th - keep the whole spiritual thing. He may
actually get the recognition he deserves if we move the date. Then,
on Feburary 29th (we would have to create this date every year) we
could celebrate Christmas....just think....we would have 2 extra months
to knit gifts. Just about when we had had it with the cold and snow,
boom! along comes a great special day to look forward to. Something fun
in the middle of winter....I am all for it! Perhaps, if we can't get the world
to go along with this wonderful crazy idea, we could just get knitters to do
it. We could call it Knitmas. That would be the date that the knitters of the world
bestowed presents on lucky recipients. Think of the extra time we would
have to knit. What do you think?
I did a little splurge shopping this week. Knitpicks is having a book sale
and I've been eyeing this beauty for some time. It has tons of
colorwork patterns so you can create your own masterpiece. Check out
a few of them. (I have no idea why the pictures are sideways).
This year I would love to make the socks on the cover of Nancy Bush's
book "Folk Socks". I purchased some cheap yarn from Knitpicks for the
socks -- would have cost me a fortune to buy nice yarn.
I am going to make dark blue the main color.
The vest is perking along nicely. I am sort of "creating" the pattern, and I think
i knit too many inches before decreasting for the shoulder. I will have to try it
on when I get to the top and if its not right....rip rip rip.
Started a pair of socks in silk/bamboo/merino blend. I am using one of my standby
favorite patterns....K6, seed 3. It really looks nice in the multi colors.
The photo (again) does not do the yarn colors justice.
(p.s. I had decided to make mittens next,but before I knew it the socks
were on the needles and the ribbing was done - sometimes these fingers
have a mind of their own).
No kitchen updates this week. We did get the appliances purchased this week.
Stainless and black. This will be the first fridge we have ever bought - ever -
in our 27 years of marriage. Joe is not feeling well this weekend at all - severe
back/hip problems, so no work being done. The guy needs a break - guess
his body is making sure of it.
Ruth is making progress on her EZ green sweater. My order of Cascade 220
still has not arrived! ugh! I hope it gets here by next weekend so I have time to
do my homework before EZ class. This yarn is from Schoolhouse Press and
Ruth loves it!
Martha is working on a beautiful vest. She purchased yarn and
pattern at Rhinebeck.