Casting On Daydreams
I've decorated the main floor of my house on a smaller scale, yet this smaller scale took me just as long because I had to go through all the boxes of Christmas stuff to find 'the best of' items. I'm pleased with the results. Each morning, I sit and write in my journal while shooing the cat away from the tree. She is persistent.
Holly at times is quite respectful of the tree and acts like an angel. Then she will do a dive bomb into the tree. She loves the tree and frequently risks safety and walks by the sleeping dog to gaze upon its beauty. She knows a good thing when she sees it.
In hopes of curbing her dive bombing skills, I placed a basket next to the tree for some cat napping. I think she likes it. Our cat-dog drama has hit a stride of almost harmony. Almost. On December 9th she will be here one whole year. I cannot imagine the house without her (well I can imagine the quietness of the house without her). She is gentle, shy and oh so sweet. Frodo in turn has become youthful and energetic now that he has someone to chase.
In knitting news, I'm on the last gift cowl. I say this with reservations because I would like to knit one for my husband, maybe. Next week, I will start something for me. All of this knitting for others is creating a frenzy of casting on thoughts all for me. I daydream of a cowl! a hat! another cowl! and I am planning a yoke sweater cast on December 25th.
|last gift cowl?!? (starshower cowl pattern)|
I know that Santa bought me some yarn for that Christmas day sweater. I already bought the pattern(s). Maybe there will be two sweaters? See - I told you it's a frenzy of thoughts. I love this time of year and the cold weather that inspires lots of woolen knits.
Advent starts tomorrow, I want to be mindful, grateful and focused on enjoying the season. I'm lucky in that I exchange most of our gifts to extended family before December first. In December, I focus on my children and friends.
How is your holiday planning coming along?
|planning to knit a three color cashmere cowl for me|