I have run straight, smack dab, face planted in fact, into the phenomenon of time vs. speed. It is almost Christmas – less than two weeks away – and I am stunned by the speed with which this last year has passed!
My intentions for the year were good – blog regularly, design a few patterns, and knit every day. Well, as the song says “two out of three, ain’t bad”! LOL!
I am working on two new patterns for the New Year – Tulip Fields Forever, a lacy half-pi shaped shawl knit with Maryanne’s Socks. This one is slated to be a KAL starting in Mid February. The KAL will be called Dreaming of Spring. And the Furrowed Skies Blanket Vest, knit with Buffalo Wool Co, Buffalo Skies DK. I need one of those vests for myself! Both are looking great and I will keep you updated. Just finished – Makin’ Mittens.
I am now knitting Christmas Presents – and the push is on! How about you? Are you knitting gifts for Christmas? If so, what? There is still time – I mean – almost two weeks – that could be a pair of mittens, a hat, a scarf – maybe all three! Where is the Magnum when you need it! LOL! A couple of Chunky hats are in my near future!
I am also baking this year – well I have added Christmas Cake, both light and dark to the list and what’s more I actually baked them! Today I baked the walnut shortbread (my favorite), it is cooling on the racks; and we still need more regular shortbread – some one seems to be eating it!
Decorating is next – looking forward to the house being ready for Christmas. We bought the tree today, a noble fir. It smells so good!
It isn’t raining right now – but it has for most of the last few weeks. Today was the first day I had really walked! We hadn’t done much real walking for the last two weekends – I missed it – I missed the pictures and the time outside.
Today we went to Piper’s Lagoon. I revelled in the wind, with just a touch of rain. My ears and fingers were cold, but it was great! We watched and admired a couple of Kayakers that braved the waves – it would have been hard work to stay upright and moving forward over that surf.
There was no beach this morning – just waves rolling right up to the logs that lined the shore.
No pretty flowers, just interesting leaves and struggling weeds to photograph today!
Happy Planning, Knitting and Decorating