Fannie Pie: December 2006

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Knitting Gifts

The holidays were wonderful! There was family, food, friends, and even some gifties. Knitting gifties, even!

DH got me this....

That's a Frostrosen mitten kit from Nordic Fiber Arts. In the charcoal and light grey colorway. I wasn't sure it was within my current knitting skills (having never done two color knitting before) but I decided to just dive in, in my typical fashion, and it's fun! Addictive! I did about 4 inches in one sitting. Seems to be coming out fine.

I also received this from my parents...

It's Knitpicks Options needle set. So, I am all set, needle wise. No more searching for a circ I may or may not own. No more waiting to start a project until I run to the yarn store to get a particular size. Nope, I've got them all, and they are all in a nifty case.

So I'm ready to knit in 2007. I'm contemplating Wendy's 'knit from your stash' for 2007... I'm not sure I'd make it, even with all the exceptions. But, I think I"ll try, what about you?

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Merry Merry.....

(our Christmas tree circa 2003... the last time we put up a tree)

I think I'm really done. ready. finished. WooHoo? Or does that mean I should be doing more? (sometimes I worry that I don't worry enough)

I'm going to take it easy and enjoy whatever else I decide to do. I may bake some more cookies... or make truffles, whatever sounds like fun. (So that means there will be knitting.)

I think my cold is getting better. Yesterday I was still feeling bad, and very sick of feeling sick. Total grump. I went Christmas shopping and it turned me into a raving monster. I must have been sick, because I liked the people I was shopping for and that usually makes shopping fun.
No matter, shopping done, cold getting better, holiday coming! I'm ready.

In fact, I'm already thinking ahead to next week after the holidays when we might finally finish painting the bathroom and wrap up that project. I'm off all week and DH has some time and Scout will be on hand to supervise. Here is Scout helping with the new sink drain installation. ( it's hard to see, but I think she's handing DH a wrench.) Who knew bathroom renovations could be so fun?

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Tis the season...

( Actual holiday knitting)

Not much posting going on here.. what with baking and knitting and such.
I've been knocking things off my to do list ....

* I've finished and mailed all my holiday gifts that are going out of state.

* I've made cookies, peanut brittle, toffee and sausage.

* I'm about done shopping for DH.

* I've wrapped almost everything.
* I've started a new Silk Garden cardigan for *me*, since I've finished my holiday knitting!

* After doing all that I've come down with a holiday cold. Not very festive, but appropriate for the date, if not the weather. ( it was 70 degrees today!) Stupid virus.

* I've sent a present to Doctors without borders.

If you've got the spirit of giving go see what the Harlot says about Doctors Without Borders.

I'll leave you with images of what the holidays *should* look like,

not that I'm complaining about 70 degree weather. Hope you're enjoying your holiday preparations! I'm going to have some hot tea and work on my new sweater, pictures next time.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Shocking, I know.

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Inland North

You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."

The Northeast
The Midland
The South
North Central
The West
What American accent do you have?
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