Tuesday, December 25, 2012
It's Christmas Day.
I don't do much for on Christmas. I don't celebrate it as a religious or secular holiday. So instead, its just a quiet day for me.
My DD is off visiting family (I've been invited.. but I always pass) My son will call later in the day.. but me? I'll take an easy day—get some ironing done. A recent trip to the laundry room has left me with lots of clean clothes.. and a small pile of ironing. I love the feel of cotton—and I put up with the need to iron. I also have a pile of sock to put away!--I had a whole (albeit a small one) load of wash-just for my socks! I hadn't come near to running out of clean socks to wear.
The next few days will be busy—R has one appointment tomorrow, another on Thursday, and I have a general check up on Friday! I might not post anything much this week—but I am likely to get a fair amount of knitting done! He is still not up to driving--so I'll be driving him around. (When he gets morose--and carries on, I remind him he can't die until he finds his car's title and signs it over to me!) Friday I'll take the subway be on my own.
As for knitting--well a start—after several false starts—to a hat. It's about half way done—and it suits me! I am a bit of square peg in round hole world—so a square hat (for a round head) seems the perfect choice.
It's a theme I have experimented with before. The yarn is lovely—It's LLH “Savanna Colors”--a very loosely spun blend of alpaca, linen, wool and nylon. I have 3 skeins of the stuff—and will likely finish the hat with just one of the three. Maybe a cowl or neck ring to go along with the hat will be produced.
I've added a few more rounds to my leafy shell—but not enough so that you'd really notice the change. But with 3 doctors offices to sit and wait in this week—I should make some real progress.
I got a big—Not bubble tea big—but bigger than average drinking straw, too. Its been cut up into a hundred odd little stitch markers for my bottom up shawl... Not that I have started knitting it yet...but I am slowly amassing all the tools I need to get started.
I hope Christmas is for you, all you hope and wish.