Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas is Coming

Christmas is Coming

Even though many stores and radio stations seem to think that Halloween marks the beginning of the Christmas season, at our house the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is the official beginning to the season. When I see Santa at the end of the parade, I'm ready to start thinking of mistletoe and Christmas carols.

We had a lovely Thanksgiving yesterday, and I hope you did too. I've been doing a little gift stitching, so nothing I can share, but I have been stitching.

Since I can't share what I'm working on, I thought I'd just pop in for a minute and show you my Just Nan Christmas is Coming WhimZi that I stitched in 2005. Santa on a turkey is just the perfect epitome of the beginning of the season.

I'll be back soon with goodies to share!

I'm grateful for friends and family and time together - oh and eggnog...can't forget the eggnog!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Little by Little

Knitting with Kim

For months now, my friend Kim has been working on getting me back into knitting. I knew it had been long enough that I was going to have to relearn from scratch. On Saturday, Kim and I got together for Knitting Lesson #1. She brought me all the goodies I would need, minus a tape measure. Luckily, look what I had lurking in my basket at home...

Lantern Moon Black Sheep

Lantern Moon Black Sheep tape measure. It doesn't get any better than that.

Kim and I spent a bit of time on casting on, knitting and purling. Strangely, my fingers seem to remember this even if my brain doesn't. So, I think I'm doing pretty good. Kim told me to practice a little every day, so I am determined to do that. Someday I will knit socks! I am so appreciative of Kim taking the time to teach me.

And not much stitching has been going on here. My doctor prescribed this crazy nosespray for my allergies and it knocks me out. I have literally only put in about 10 stitches in the past week. But, over Halloween weekend, pre-nosespray, I did work on Garden of Eerie. Eric and I broke with tradition and instead of watching Bram Stoker's Dracula, we watched Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. How appropos...

Eerie 110110

I've got some holiday stitching that needs to be attended to, so it may be a little while before I get back to Eerie.

And, the big news for today? My other blog has moved to my own domain. I'll probably be moving this blog in the future, but for now, just the one. Head on over if you'd like and take a look around. I still have some work to do on it, mostly just some tweaking, but I'm pretty happy with it.

I am grateful for my new home on the web.