My brain knows it’s the Holiday season and I couldn’t possibly not notice really, because there’s Christmas musak everywhere- full blast even in the Marta station. But I just want to hibernate. It’s a whole month early- I don’t usually get this way until January but right now the life of a bear seems very appealing- I would like to eat as much as I can hold and sleep til spring.
I’m blaming the weather and not the 2 holiday parties, late nights, and wine I enjoyed this week. Gloomy skies, gully washing rains most of the week and now it’s cold. Perfect weather for soup and watching old movies and napping under the down comforter.
Unfortunately, Christmas waits for no woman and when UPS and the Postal service conspire together to lose my granddaughter’s gift and the opera decides to overload January schedule 3 shows for the beginning of the year, and I’m going to have to get a handle on the clutter in my house before I can put up my tree- well, let’s just say nap time is over.
No, not the endless scarf. Not the sweater I’ve been working on since July or any other long term WIP (pink mohair poncho? what pink mohair poncho?) and in spite of the late nights and partying- I have something finished. Not only that but it’s a Christmas gift. Aren’t you in awe? Want to touch it?
A dishcloth modified from Lion Brand “Tree of Life” sweater with a garter stitch border. In Tika, a wonderful soft organic cotton from Peru. The yarn might actually be a little too nice for a dishcloth- it would make a lovely sweater. The chart was a little harder to read than I expected and it serves me right for ignoring the skill level listed on the pattern and I spent a couple of evenings frogging and fixing but I now I can say I’ve tried cables.
The other thing that is making me really happy right now is that my friend Diana surprised me last week with some Knit Picks Harmony wooden needles as a treat for watching her cat while she was out of town. I love Harmony needles. Size 6, 8, 9 plus the 24′ cables. I already have 7’s and the 32″ cables. So now I own all the sizes I am most likely to use. Thank You Diana.