This past week I've worn a lot of hand made sweaters and it was glorious. Being wrapped in wool is one of delights of cold weather. I know many of you prefer summer and lots of sunshine but I thrive with chilly dark days.
Along with the shortened days I've been contemplating on how to decorate the house while having a two year old cat. I think she might leave the tree alone but I'm not sure. Last year, I put up the smaller tree with ornaments that were safe and not sentimental. My mom made a slew of ornaments that I treasure and since she isn't with us anymore, I cannot replace those treasures. So I'm leaning towards doing the same thing this year, my reason being is that the smaller tree is easier to pick up if she knocks it down.....and she did last year.
This week I've plotted out what needs to be done from now until the holidays. I prefer to do a little bit every day rather than waiting until the last minute to do everything. I do not perform well under pressure.
Holly the cat and Frodo the dog were 'playing' on Wednesday morning - there was a ton of barking and hissing going on. Holly instigated everything and Frodo obliges with his rambunctious tenacious excitement.
I have delusions of them being forever friends cuddling. Right now they are forever friends at a distance.
|the tape on the couch to the right is to prevent holly from scratching.....|
My knitting has been quite fun. I'm working on a sweater for me, not sure I'm in love with the pattern yet but I keep plugging along - if I don't like it I will rip it all out.
I started hats for the adult kids (my daughter, son in law, my son and his girlfriend). Worsted weight wool is speedy knitting wool!
Have you started holiday plannings? Do you make gifts for others?