Thursday, November 29, 2007

Oh Christmas tree

We are getting our Christmas tree tomorrow. I love going to the cut your own tree farm. Too bad there isn't going to be any "tracking snow" to find our tree in. It's okay, at least it's going to be festively cold outside.

Picture of a portion of our tree last year:

I have one part of a Christmas item finished. Now I have to cast on for the other part.

The Green Bay Packers play the Dallas Cowboys tonight. I happen to be fortunate to live in a part of the state where you can actually see the game without going to a bar. Go Pack Go!!

Monday, November 26, 2007


Knitting did not happen over the weekend. I need to get my butt in gear on the Christmas knitting front.

Shopping did happen--lots of shopping. I love the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Paulette is working on a hooked rug pillow for Thanksgiving:

I was working on a shopping list for tomorrow. On my agenda for tomorrow is pie baking, shopping, and cleaning. Oh, and getting a mocha at Starbucks.
Paula Deen was just on the Food Network deep frying jellied cranberry sauce. This is not on the menu at my house.
If I'm lucky I'll have time to knit--on the weekend.

Jeffy says I should get the camera out of his face now:

Monday, November 19, 2007


Here's an idea for Christmas knitting from "Museum of Kitschy Stitches".

This made me laugh so hard I almost fell off my chair. Not an item I'll be knitting any time soon. For the crocheters out there, the ever popular beer can crocheting is also a featured item.

Check out more ideas at

When life imitates art

Every day I pass this object in the classroom next to my office in the Music Library:

It never fails to entertain me with it's mitten-like quality. In real life, it is a harp in it's case. It waves at me every day when I pass the classroom.

Good work has been done on the Christmas knitting in the past week. I cannot post pictures of the Christmas knitting for obvious reasons--the giftees may see what I am up to.

It's a short week at work this week--woo hoo! First it's Thanksgiving and then the ever popular indoor sporting event of the day after Thanksgiving shopping. Just think of the shopping as exercise to wear off all that food you ate the day before. My tummy is growling thinking of all the gluttony.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A week later...

Well, I have been slow in posting, haven't I? Hey, it's been a busy week. Got the daffodil bulbs planted on Sunday in the front garden. I have tennis elbow from painting the fence in September, so it made it a fun experience planting bulbs. Someday I'll be out of pain. Weirdly enough, knitting doesn't make it hurt any worse. Maybe it's therapy.

Anyhoo, I finished one slipped stitch rib sock:

I started the second one, but I am stopping working on it so that I can work on Christmas knitting. There are 42 knitting days left until Christmas(I read it on the Yarn Harlot). Yikes!

The kitchen is painted and pretty:

Picture of our cake from the big birthday party:

Even Jeffy is happy! He says he'd be much happier if he was outside. He sat in a pile of leaves outside while we were planting the bulbs on Sunday. He was a happy guy. He's going to be 14 on November 24.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

It's cold out

It sure is chilly outside today--it's currently 38 degrees with a wind chill of 30. I'll think that's warm in January.

Hurray--one of the slipped stitch socks is almost done. I have a church meeting tonight, so not much knitting will be done. However, tomorrow is knit night!

Not much else to say today.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

What, it's November now?

Holy Cow, where did October go? I've been really busy--between Paulette's and my party and other things, time just got away from me.

And I am still knitting on the same slipped stitch sock--the first one in the pair! I have not even had time or the will to knit much lately. When I sit down I fall asleep. Having a cold or whatever I have now isn't helping. I have other things I need to knit. Perhaps I will get some done this weekend. There are no major home improvement projects on the schedule for then. All I need to do is switch my summer and winter clothing around on Saturday--oh, and go to the yarn store to get my socks back from the Socktober contest. They probably will demand sunglasses and all sorts of celebrity things when they come back home from being stars on display with a lot of other lovely socks!

The party was lots of fun at our house. Having 40 or so people at our little house was interesting--they were in the back yard, in the kitchen, living room, dining room and porch. And they ate almost an entire sheet cake (flavor: hickory nut) and an entire large Nesco roaster of chili. The cats didn't hide too much either. Jefferson got fun poked at him because he is such a large handsome kitty (people don't understand, do they Jeffy?). Churchill slept on Paulette's bed in full view of everyone in the dining room.

My car has been restored to loveliness. Gone are the stone chips and scratches on the bumper--and the owie from it's accident.

I'm still trying to understand that it's November now. The calendar says so, but it's hard to believe. Thanksgiving will be here sooner than we know.