How in the heck can Christmas be only 12 days away? And why isn’t my Christmas tree decorated? I think we must be in some sort of a crease in the space time continuum. It was only September last week, so something is definitely awry. At least Max has the spirit. He found “Santa Loofa Dog,” one of his favorite holiday toys and brought him out to try to add some holiday spirit to the house.
We did manage to get out to our directorate holiday party Friday night. Thank goodness it was a sit-down dinner. There was dancing, but you could just sit at your table propping yourself up by your elbows if necessary. It was actually very nice — a dinner cruise on the Potomac and the band played music I recognized. We went to Dale’s work party today…YES, THAT’S RIGHT….HIS WORK PARTY! Dale has a job. Yay! It’s only a temp job, but it is reactivating his clearance and has already gotten him a reputation with the firm that picked him up. We think this has broken through the barrier that was keeping him unemployed. This does mean that in the last week I had to go to the grocery store, run a load of laundry and cook dinner one night. Maybe I need to rethink this.
I have one of my Christmas gifts early. I was going to save it, but I want to use it, so I’ll go public. While in England I made it down to Hampshire to spend a few nights with Vanessa. She presented me with this stunning Miko knitting bag and accessories (project and needle bags). It is absolutely fabulous. I shall look quite smart going to knit group in the future!
Through the last week I got bare knitting accomplished. I am partway up the cuff on the first of the Hugs and Kisses Socks, named for the “X”s and “O”s in the stitch pattern. (No Ravelry project page yet…it’s coming.) This is the one I commented on reference your frogging post last week. I noted that I had knit a sock and a half and ended up with one sock…that was a typo. it should have said one-half of a sock. At least now I can claim three-quarters of one. I also did some more on my Einstein. I’m at the point of picking up sleeves. Maybe I’ll finish in time to wear it this year.
We did get our Christmas Cards labeled and signed during the Army-Navy game yesterday and into the mail today. And I’ve started thinking about what to send nieces and nephews for gifts…adults may have to make due with 12th night gifts! And now…it’s already time for bed. Good night!