I get new ornaments for my Christmas tree every year…this year I bought one at the yarn store I went to with my mother. This is one of those ornaments that always makes me think “oh, I could do that myself” – and then I buy it because I know I never would….
Isn’t it cute? So simple (a brighter p;icture of it here). I think I have 4 knitting ornaments now – obsessive much, eh?
I am just about finished with the tidal wave socks – which is a good thing since they are a Christmas gift. I just have to do the foot, and I think I’ll be done with that this week. Then I have to ship them off. I was thinking of making something else for someone for Christmas – and then I smacked myself and put the thought out of my head. Christmas is so close and I don’t want to stress of it. But I do like these socks – great pattern and the Socks that Rock is so nice to work with.
I thought I’d finally show the Malabrigo Silky that I bought at Thanksgiving – the yarn store had a really nice shawl pattern for it. The color is green grey – not blue but close enough that I really need to bring a note to myself when buying yarn to “not buy blue!” – I have so much of it now in the stash. I put away my light studio until after the holiday, so you get crappy yarn shots until then! The color is close, but the light from the door washes this out a bit.
We went to the mall yesterday – Cieara asked for a shopping day for her birthday. I haven’t been at a big mall at Christmas-time in a couple of years, and as soon as we pulled into it, I remembered why. Ugh. People. It took a while to find parking, and then we went in. It is hard to believe the news people that are reporting recession, economic downtown and all that when you are standing in lines for 30 minutes to pay for things, and battling your way through crowds just to get through the mall. But we did notice that the stores were really discounting all of their product, and there were a lot of people that didn’t have a lot of bags (I saw more people with bags at Rhinebeck!). We didn’t do any Christmas shopping, and all three of us were very glad to get out of there by mid-afternoon. We have decided to really cut back this year on Christmas spending – I think we got a little off track and out of hand so we are bring it back to something more appropriate for the times we live in – and to focus a bit more on spending time with each other and not shopping and stressing about it all.
Last night we decorated the tree, and today we need to finish decorating the rest of the house. And maybe I’ll have a chance to make some Christmas cookies – I have to work today, and need to do my Christmas shopping ( fortunately, all of mine can be done online) and I want to go for a walk too – so much to do in a weekend, and time just seems to fly, doesn’t it?
Well, I suppose I’ll get more done if I actually start doing it. Have a great weekend!