Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy (almost) New Year!

I'm at home, cuz I generally like to stay close to the abode on this night. It's cold, and there will be lots of drunks on the road, I'll stay home with Air Farce and knitting and maybe a glass of wine.

I hope Christmas was good to all of you, it was kind to me (and I can't wait to spend my gift certificate over at Make One!) and I got to see most of my family and most especially the joy on my son's face as he opened his presents.

Right now I'm debating sticking with the projects I have on the needles, or starting the jazz kit I had bought. I wasn't going to make it to the boxing day sale, so I bought it before it disappeared.

Ah well, I'll read the pattern and decide though I'll probably stick with the socks I am working on. The Velociraptor is in bed (earlier than he has been for most of the past week) and hopefully he drops off right away. We shall see.

I've made a couple of small resolutions, I'm not big on them because it's too easy to break them but it's stuff I need to work on anyway and I want to continue to work on for 2008. No diet resolutions (not when the last time I weighed myself I was 5 pounds less than what the doctor weighed me at, which was ten pounds less than the last time I weighed myself. I don't think I need to resolve since I wasn't aiming for weight loss anyway, just better eating habits. ;) ) these ones involve organizing and personal life.

But now I'm rambling and Air Farce is on and I'm missing it, so enjoy your evening and may 2008 be an awesome year for you all.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve

Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring..

except for the crazy knitter who hadn't finished her knitting.

Actually, that's a lie. I finished almost all of it, and the tea cozy that isn't done is almost done and won't take long (just needs another 1/4 of it and the i-cords.. easy peasy) and won't be gifted until after Christmas anyway.

I finished some finger puppets, I don't think I'll get to the rest but I can make them later. He got a couple for now at least, and so did his friends. These ones:

Finger Puppets

(Don't mind the dust, you know, you never realize how dusty your desk has gotten until you snap a picture with flash..)

They all love them, and the adults thought they were cute too.

But now it's time for coffee and breakfast, to make a few Christmas cards with Velociraptor (who is VERY antsy for Santa to arrive).

May you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

3 Sleeps to Christmas

I'm done my Christmas shopping, but one present isn't here yet. Fedex messed up, badly, and my package should be delivered on Monday (a month to the day that it shipped.. yes, I ordered this in NOVEMBER). I hope it will be, but if not this means I have to go get something for backup. My coffee maker broke also, and I CANNOT live without coffee, so I have to go to Walmart to get a new one.

Oy. Why did it have to be NOW? Seriously? And actually, it didn't break so much as Mom forgot to add water and turned it on and now it won't work.

In other news, my cousin's bag is done.


And I need to get some crochet hooks. Metal ones, so I can do some of these finger puppets for stocking stuffers. I'm not sure why I had plastic ones, but they are very bendy and catch the yarn so bad. And I'm about 50% done my Grandma's tea cozy (we won't see here until a couple days after Christmas, so I have time). That's it though, no more to do since I pared back my list.

My friend loved her purse, she immediately called her mother to brag and tell her she couldn't have it lol.

Oh well. I'd better go take a dose of cold fx (guys at work had colds, and were passing it around.. I KNEW I'd get it when the first guy showed up with it and I kinda feel it but not right now) and eat an orange and then stop somewhere for a coffee.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

7 Sleeps to Christmas

And I have yet to felt (well, full) the bags. I got the second one done tonight, and I am nervous.

I won't felt until tomorrow, it's a little late right now to get the washing machine going when I have to be up early. I'll take before and after pictures and keep my fingers crossed that it works, because otherwise I don't know what I will do.

At all.

One purse is a gift that I'm giving on Thursday.

EEP! I hope she'll like it. Otherwise no handknit socks for her birthday.

Monday, December 17, 2007

8 Sleeps to Christmas

And so the countdown continues..

This Thursday I'm to meet my BFF for supper and exchange presents. I have most of her stuff done, except for..

Her purse Squatty Sidekick

I'm halfway done, I think if I drop in a movie and knit I can maybe finish it today, if not then I'll have to finish it tomorrow because I'll need to felt it Wednesday so it can be done and dried by morning (meeting after work, no time to come home and then go out again).

So what am I putting on? A quintessential Christmas movie.

Die Hard 2.

But for some Christmas spirit, here's our little Christmas tree.

Christmas Tree 2007

We set it up on Sunday.

And just to show I am getting some stuff done, this was sent off to the East Coast yesterday. Here's hoping it gets there on time, Mom sent it regular post.

Tea Cozy

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

13 sleeps to Christmas

That's what I tell my son when I tuck him into bed at night. He's 3, and he's not all sure on the Santa thing (he's just this big guy who dresses in red and is only around at Christmas) but he knows that he'll be getting loads of loot.

Why? Because not only is it Christmas but he is turning 4. It's a big day for him!

And I am still working on my Christmas knitting. I have a couple things done, a couple need last touches (felting, sewing). Now that I'm done school, done my final project and I don't have to worry about exams I can concentrate on my knitting. I really clipped back on my initial list. I always do this, because I overestimate myself and underestimate my procrastination skills.

Things are moving along, we'll see how far I get.. and some pictures. :)