Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Christmas-Hanukkah!

Dan and I are very happy because our big present is... a week off together starting today. Yay! But the weather is conspiring to keep us inside for a while.

I haven't driven the car for over a week, and the only way we were able to get over to my mother-in-law's house for Christmas was by getting a ride with relatives in their giant monster car (otherwise known as a Suburban).

We ate turkey, opened presents, and enjoyed each other's company. I particularly enjoyed watching my niece and nephew opening their gifts.

After a bumpy ride home, I lit my candles and spent some quality time with Ella.

I look forward to seeing my family in Portland soon, but I'm waiting on the weather to figure out when and how I will get down there.

I hope to post again soon. My camera is full of pictures of the snow, and I want to share them with you before it all melts.

Love and good wishes to everyone!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Paris Loop

Two things: I finished something and it's been snowing here.

Jenny took these pictures of me modeling my new Paris Loop over a week ago on Sunday during knitting group. We had fun. The snow was just starting. It was exciting. Little did we know what Mother Nature had in store for us.

I like my Paris Loop. It adds a touch of elegance/hippie-sheik to my wardrobe. Plus it's a pretty color and warm. It knit up super quick the chunky yarn I got for my Birthday (the name of which escapes me while I am typing the content of this blog entry on my morning break from work, but I'd be happy to look it up at home if anyone wants to ask). It was a great project for knitting while reading, in the dark on busses, or watching TV.

Dear Kelly knit a couple of these in our knitting group in Santa Cruz. It isn't an item of clothing I would expect to work with my figure, but when I tried Kelly's on (long ago) I was surprised by how flattering it was. But, if I make another one, I might try to make it a bit smaller around but with looser, more open stitches.

This project also made me realize that I really must try knitting a sweater in the round. Soon.

Coming soon: pictures of snow... and more snow.... and more snow...