Bits and Pieces
I ran out of the gradient yarn this week on the shawl and added a dark maroon wool that I had left over from a previous project. I can't decide if I love it or hate it, so I keep knitting and hope that the blocking makes me love it.
Maybe I'm becoming a crazy knitter. Now that Christmas is getting closer I am picking what I want to fret about. Yarn substitutions just doesn't seem like a pressing manner to me. If I don't like it I'll rip it out and find something else.
My lovely cowl has been shelved for this week because of the feverish shawl knitting. I cannot wait to get back to it.
On a whim I decided to knit a few Christmas stocking ornaments. I wrote this pattern quite a few years ago and they are a nice little gift to give. I'm planning on giving my trainer at the gym one with some money and candy in it. He has changed my life and I'm thankful for my ability to move without pain.
I thought I was done Christmas shopping and was quite smug about being on top of the stress. My smugness was eliminated when I was wrapping presents and discovered that I need to buy some few things for my husband. He is difficult to buy for as well so my work is cut out for me.
I'll be going out shopping with my son next week since he didn't even start shopping so I'll be looking for inspiration during out outing and having a lovely lunch out with him.
The sun came out earlier this week, a miracle! I took photos as I squinted and realized how wonderful the sun felt. This year has been dreary, cloudy and rainy. Sunshine is a big deal these days and I'm grateful I witnessed a beautiful day to get me to the next beautiful day.
This morning Holly snuck by the ottoman (where Frodo sleeps under) and made it to her cat tree and stayed still for FIVE minutes. This is progress for her. After the five minutes of stillness she jumped down, Frodo heard her thud landing and came out to bark at her while she hissed at him.
Silly animals. The will be besties yet.