Friday, November 21, 2008
Turkey Day Approacheth....
Preparations for Thanksgiving Day are being made. Shopping. Cleaning. Looking forward to family getting together and a day of rest. I love the anticipation of this time of year! We also have 2 birthdays in our family this week, one bro and one DD. And then the whole Christmas time holiday preparations thing starts, too. People at my work are talking about who is decorating already for Christmas. Radio stations are playing the Christmas-only playlist. And sometimes there's snow! Football games are being played in earnest....
That's my list of things I love about November. I hate having to work the day after Thanksgiving, but I guess it could be worse--I could be required to work the actual holidays themselves. But that is not the case, so I am thankful for that.
Busy, busy. That is my mantra lately. Though you have not heard from me, I have been busily knitting away. Mostly on Christmas gifts. Moderne is about 45% done, and I haven't touched the other gift yet. Yikes. And today, I had to be at a CME conference all day, so I worked on my Summer Sampler Lace project all day under the table. Of course, I sat in the front row (cuz I got there late), so I know all the speakers saw me knitting, but I also took notes, and turned the pages of the handouts in keeping with the pace of the slideshow. I hope no one was offended!
Summer Sampler is the only project in the works currently that is so portable. Moderne feels like a behemoth to lug around, and the other is grannie squares essentially, so I'd have to bring a whole bunch of yarn, and scissors, etc. Not so portable. I am not spending any time on Ravelry either--just too much to do. On Saturday nights you can find me watching the week's worth of Young & the Restless soap opera (yes, 5 hours of concentrated TV knitting), and on Sundays, I try to knit during at least one football game! I have begun to bring some knitting to work for lunch hour too, as it is intermittently too crappy outside to come home for lunch now. Another way to squeeze in more knitting time.
(Tooting my own horn: today at the conference I was wearing the Meinstein Coat and got a nice couple of comments from total strangers! That was fun.) And, go figure, there was a really nice knitter sitting next to me who asked about my lace knitting! You meet knitters everywhere! I bet she was wishing she had brought her knitting too. I gave her the link to the Summer Sampler Lace instructions--thanks Black Cat Knits!
So, here's to an increase in holiday knitting time! Woo hoooooo! And cranking out the wooly, cashmere-y goodness in bulk :D
If'n I don't post again before the big Turkey Day, Happy Thanksgiving to all you Americans out there!