November is finished and December is all we have left in 2007.
I don’t know about you but, to me, that hardly seems possible.
I need to get some Christmas decorations up – seriously, I need to crank it up a notch.
I also need to put my family room back together – they just finished the “clean up” from the water down there – I had my carpets cleaned on Wednesday.
I am a tad bit concerned about trees and cats. Okay, maybe more than a tad bit concerned!
I was going to post a photo of my carolers on my coffee table this morning – but, there was altogether too much interest from Noel and Maddie in being right in the midst of things. I have a full day scheduled out of the house and common sense told me that there needs to be some cat supervision!!
Noel did not climb the tree last year at all – okay, she was rather small. Her favorite thing was to sleep under the tree, hiding amongst the presents.
I have a sinking feeling that she won’t be sleeping as much this year.
If any of you have any tried and true “cat proofing” techniques leave me a comment!!
On to something more interesting… like, perhaps, knitting!
Christmas knitting is rolling right along. I got the heel turned last night on daughter #1′s sock. Looking good! I got the pattern figured out as well – well, the pattern in my head figured out – that is to say! My “aha” knitting moment recently – I am more than capable of knitting socks without a pattern!!! Okay – they are basic socks – and the basic sock recipe is an easy one to learn – but I have taken the basic sock and added some of my own unique twists to the pattern. Thus, my new desire is to get some “stitch dictionaries” so I can expand my stitch knowledge! I am putting these on my “wish list” for my children for Christmas!
I showed off Anne Hanson’s “Snow on Cedars” Mitts at knitting last night – I absolutely love this pattern. I am knitting a pair for my momma for Christmas as well. I picked up some lovely INEXPENSIVE yarn from Friends of Wool – a great shade of heathered grey. I have the pattern down almost to memory, and they are such a quick knit!
Oh… and I was at Kim’s website this morning and I was so weak!! I could not resist the
lure buzz of the bees and before I knew it, this kit was on order! Now, here is what I call some good karma – Kim and Anne Hanson have teamed up to create a truly gorgeous sock. So, after my Christmas knitting is completed I shall soon be knitting me some french perfection for my feet! I am sure that I will be in a “let them eat cake” mood sporting my Marie Antoinette Bee Socks!
Okay, I better get moving on my day – have a great Friday everyone!!