Thursday, December 04, 2008

These are a couple of the pieces that I made last week. I like them and they knit up very fast. It's a chunky weight and soft. This is done with the yarn the Fjill brought us back from Germany. The pink is so soft. Both skeins were 93 yards and I ended up with about 2 yards left.
It's the CG Cowl (it's on Ravelry)and knits up super fast as well.

The buttons are from JoAnn's and are nice and textured and I like them alot. The pattern is done as a slip over the head but I adapted it so I could wrap it.
I would post pictures of what I'm working on now but my phone is having some kind of technical issues and Verizon is supposed to be shipping me a new one that I will get tomorrow. Thank God it was still under warranty. I think it's something with the battery but not sure. It was cheaper to get a new phone with the warranty than have it repaired. I never realized how dependent we as a society get on the cell phones until we are without one. How did we ever survive without them? heehee.
But I'll be glad to have my new one.
HOLIDAY MEME: (consider yourself tagged!)
1. Eggnog or hot chocolate?Soynog

2. Does Santa wrap presents, or just sit them under the tree? sit them under the tree(or just sit them)

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? colored and the old fashioned big lights

4. Do you hang mistletoe?no

5. When do you put your decorations up? put out a few right after Thanksgiving

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? Gosh, just one? This year it's Tofurkey mustard crusted cutlets and eggnog muffins

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? Going to the live nativity at Krohn's Conservatory and seeing the sheep and donkeys and the drunken shepherds! And then having some hot chocolate.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I was about 5 or 6 when I walked in on my parents unloading presents under the tree.
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9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?Usually one but sometimes we open one a day in the week leading up to Christmas.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?Usually just put up one of those small trees that change colors.

11. Snow! Love it or dread it? Love it as long as I don't have to work.

12. Can you ice skate?Yep. My sister was a figure skater when she was younger and we were at the ice rink every day. I worked there as a teenager and was an ice patrol (are you all impressed?lol)

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?Not really, but I do remember one year. I was an expert at opening my presents beforehand (I didn't like to be surprised and wanted to make sure that it was what I wanted) and when all the family was out one day I opened the box with the Frye boots (don't judge, it was the 70's) and wore them around the house. Man, I loved those boots.

14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you?No stress

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?Anything my sister the chef makes for me.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?We used to go out and see a movie but now it's making a big brunch on Christmas day and then watching movies and just snacking through the day.

17. What tops your tree?Nothing

18.Which do you prefer: giving or receiving?Giving
19. What is your favorite Christmas song?I want a hippotamus for Christmas.
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20. Candy canes! Yuck or yum?Yum

21. Hypothetically speaking, you have an uncle (or aunt) who is stinking rich. They ask you to give them a wish list for this Christmas with six items on it. You can ask for anything at all, as long as it's only for yourself. What are you going to wish for?
1. An unlimited trip to yarn shop.
2. All the books/magazines/cds/dvds I can find at the bookstore.
3.A new car.
4.A trip to Charleston,SC.
5. A new computer...top of the line.
6.Money to pay off all the bills.

1 comment:

Irascible Housewife said...

OMG, so much to comment on I don't know where to start... Drunk shepherds? Figure skating? You like candy canes, too? :) I am so stealing this meme. That was fun to read, thanks for posting it!