Sunday, December 05, 2004

another weekend over and 20 days until Christmas

My week has been fairly hectic, between end of the year work stuff and getting the house ready for the holidays, I've got papers and decorations all over the place. The tree is up, (allergies keep up from getting a real one), so the house is starting to get that festive holiday feel. Yankee candles that smell like cookies fill the house with that buttery warm cookie smell, that makes your mouth water, and then disappoints you as you realize there are no actual cookies. Very little Christmas shopping done, but I do have my list. Christmas shopping has been much easier these past few years, since we've done the family Secret Santa. With over thirty of us, (this is why I don't knit christmas presents for my family), we each chose a name and focus our energy and our money on that one person. We still buy different presents for the kids, though the last few years, I've gone with a gift card to Borders, not too bad.

As for knitting news. I've finshed another round and and a half of my entrelac bag, and i've found the perfect handles for it a G-Street Fabric. It used to be, that I'd walk into a yarn/craft/fabric store and I would buy everything and anything that would suit my current crafting mood. So I was quite happy with myself, for just buying the handles...
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Although later at the LYS, I came with out...
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and the Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton Book 3...
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I'm desparately trying to finish something else in the next few weeks. This evening when I picked up my knitting basket, I decided that I'd finish the Pearl Beaded scarf. It's has been sitting alone and untouched for quite a while. Then I realized WHY it is was sitting alone and untouched. I dropped a a stitch about 4 inches from the end. As I'm not in the mood to spend the evening frogging the beads and the kid silk, I'm putting it back in the basket. Maybe I can finsh that entrelac bag tonight...

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Oh, I love Araucania! I really need to get over to G-Street Fabrics... I have heard many great things. :)

Have a good Sunday Eyeleen!