I am at my most creative just before I go to sleep. Catchy titles and witticisms for my blog pop into my head. I design amazing sweaters, compose symphonies, write Pulitzer Prize winning novels. I think to myself (as I have no one else to think to), this is so profound. I know I’ll remember it in the morning. But of course I don’t. I have paper, pencil, and a flashlight in reach, but when I’m perfectly comfortable as I am, why move? So, about all that great stuff I planned to write- forget it.
DD #2’s surgery went well. We spent a long day at the hospital (I’m sure I didn’t become a surgeon because there’s no way I’m awake enough at 5:30 am to perform surgery), but got to come home that night. I took my knitting bag and worked on baby booties. There’s nothing like comfort knitting. DD felt well enough to pig out with the rest of the crew Thanksgiving Day, but that’s about it. She’s still very sore and can’t sleep well, but all is fine.
Christmas knitting is coming along, but not as quickly as it needs to. It keeps getting interrupted by Christmas eating, Christmas baking, Christmas eating, Christmas decorating, Christmas shopping, and did I mention Christmas eating? Don’t you just love all the different flavors of Hershey’s Kisses they come out with for the holidays? We have an assortment in the candy bowl, and I can’t eat just one. I have to eat one of each. Back to knitting. The lace scarf looks like a green blob, but that K7 tog thing- not so bad. Actually, you knit the same 7 tog 3 times with yos in between. Still, not so bad. I may actually finish it. Mom’s sweater will definitely be finished. At 10 st = 4”, it doesn’t take a lot of sts. It’s #25 in the Fall 2006 Vogue. The box of assorted colors will be my sister’s, same pattern in stripes. She likes stripes. Stripes like her. The yarn is Lang Nuvola, 100% washable wool, and incredibly soft. It’s a joy to knit- just feels so good.
I spent a day last week finishing up old stuffs to make room for new stuffs. The fall sweater is sewn and buttoned but with the wrong buttons. That’s what I get for taking so long to get to it. I can’t find one of the floweredy looking clay buttons I had intended to use. These will do for now. If it will get cold again, I’ll wear it. This weekend “they” are calling for temps in the low 30s at night and upper 60s during the day. What’s up with that? I can’t start the day in long johns, strip down to shorts by afternoon, then reverse the process by dinner. I’ll spend all day changing clothes. It’ll be easier to stay inside and knit.
Three baby sweaters are also sewn and buttoned. I do so love knitting baby things, but I’ve got to finish my Christmas knitting before I do more. A friend is having her first grandchild in March, so she’s first on my list. They think it’s a boy, but they aren’t positive- the umbilical cord is in a strategic place, if you know what I mean. I’m thinking mint and white will work either way.
Emergency knitting! I missed the pounding for our new pastor and his wife, so I knit up a few dishcloths to give as a house-warming gift. Other than a hat or two, that would be about all the knitting going on around here. Time to knock out a few rows of the scarf. When DD#2 gets home from school, we’re baking sugar cookies and getting back to the Christmas eating.