Sunday, December 25, 2005
Christmas, Here We Come!
I just finished decorating the tree, Rich put up the greenery on the mantel and on just about every flat surface in our living room. We have glass balls and holly with candles in the dining room and on the living room table. There are lights strung up in the holly and cedar on the mantel, and in the cedar garland around the door. We ate our Christmas Eve dinner of rib roast, brussels sprouts, beets, egg bread, salad and triple chocolate cheesecake for dessert. Rich and I have finished wrapping the presents, he is vacuuming up the debris from the tree, the holly, cedar, pine and wrapping paper bits. Church begins a half and hour later tomorrow, and we are ready to celebrate the Incarnation of the Lord. Not a winter holiday, not some festival of light, but the Word of God becoming flesh and dwelling among us. Glory to God in the Highest!
Labels: Christmas, Family
Monday, December 19, 2005
Yesterday, on the way to church, I wove in the final ends on Dominic's mittens. The guides for this sort of thing say to make the hand about three and a half inches long past the thumb increases. I knew that Dominic's hands weren't that large, so I made them about an inch and a half shorter, and there is still room. Evidently these size charts are like the weight charts at the pediatrician's office, based on formula fed, corn fed midwestern children. Our kids just aren't that big. Anyway, while I was finishing the thumb of the second mitten, Dominic planted himself in front of me and was grinning with glee. He was so excited to have his mittens, and Elijah is glad to have his mittens back. I am hoping to have the photo up today, and will post the stats with it then.
Thursday, December 15, 2005
The Tale of the Cursed Mitten
I finished Dominic's first mitten in about two or three days. I started on the second mitten, and had to put it aside to work on stuff for school, then I used a different ratio of increase for the thumb and had to rip back 30 rounds, then I started the top of the mitten dropping the first st after the thumb and had to rip back nearly 20 rounds. I am now on round 12 of the top, with eight more to go before I start the decreases. Then I can get the thumb finished and he'll have a pair. Pictures coming soon.
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Here is a somewhat blurry photo of the bounty that Nyasha sent me. I could not believe how much was in there, patterns for shawls and shrugs, a blown glass church, a tin of jasmine tea, a big box of chocolate hazelnut truffles (how did she know how I felt about hazelnuts?! I won't tell you how many I've eaten already), two 400 yd skeins of burgundy laceweight cashmere, 1120 yds of handpainted wool, two bars of nice soaps, a calendar, a book light,
I'm sure I'm forgetting something
, and a package of Burt's Bees lip shimmer, hand repair and cuticle cream, perfect for my dry skin, anyway, it rocked! I could not believe how generous she was, I really never expected such a large package, even had it been the only package sent, and it was one of three! Thank you again!
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Secret No Longer
My secret pal let me know who she is in the lovely (and large!) box I received yesterday! She is a secret no longer, go and read her blog at: Darn Knit
. I will post a photo of the incredible things she sent me as soon as I can upload the pictures. Needless to say, she has been generous, and attentive and basically has rocked this whole exchange. It was especially nice that the box arrived on St. Nicholas day, and was like an extra present. Thank you Nyasha!!!!
Friday, December 02, 2005
It's totally random!
If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, even if we don't speak often, please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me. It can be anything you want--good or bad--BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE. When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people DON'T ACTUALLY remember about you.
I only ask that you remember this is a family blog.