Monday, December 24, 2007

Panic Time

Merry Christmas to Everyone!!!
I now interupt this scheduled blog post to get back to knitting. I'm in complete panic mode and there is no way I will finish my Dad's socks without him knowing (since I spend Christmas Eve at my parent's house). Oh well, there goes the surprise.
Must go knit now.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

What kind of crappy Christmas gift are you?

Ok, I saw this on my friend Jenny's blog and just couldn't resist. I laughed out loud when I saw what I was (since I'm a sock knitter).

You Are Socks!

Cozy and warm... but easily lost.
You make a good puppet.

I have many pictures of swap gifts and club yarn to show you, but not sure they will make it up before Christmas.

I hope that everyone has a very blessed Christmas and takes the time to remember the reason for the holiday!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Winter Escapes

Please post what would be the perfect vacation during the Winter Season? Would rather you head to the beach, to escape all the cold weather or want to pack your ski's and head to the mountains. You tell us what vacation you prefer during the Winter Season.

Since I'm an accountant, winter escapes have usually not been an option for me. However, I think a cabin in the mountains complete with a nice fireplace and some coffee or hot cocoa would be fabulous! Especially if there is a pile of movies and knitting in the deal. Can I go tomorrow???

Thursday, December 13, 2007

WWCS Topic of the week

For many people, Winter is a time of cold weather and snow - and many fun outdoor activities that can only be enjoyed during those times! What's YOUR favorite activity in Winter, and is it even outdoors??

My favorite activity would have to be sitting inside (where it is warm) watching a movie and knitting or just hanging out with friends.

Nope, no outdoor winter outdoor activities for me. One reason, is that it doesn't get cold enought in Alabama to get the snow that would be required for most of the outdoor winter activities that I can think of.

I hope everyone is having a good week.

Has everyone gotten all their shopping done? I'm done with the shopping, where I'm starting to panic is the Christmas Knitting that still has to be done. 12 days and counting.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Are you Yankee or Dixie?

Here is a fun little quiz that my friend Marla sent me.

http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligencerreport/yankee_dixie_quiz.html

I took it a couple of days ago and I was 88% Dixie, but I retook it this morning when I was adding the link here and I don't think any of my answers have changed, but this is what it told me: 100% (Dixie). Is General Lee your father?

I mean really, I was born and raised in the South. Does this surprise anyone??

I'm trying to patiently wait on my December club yarns, not that I need them for any reason, but I just want them. I'm hoping I'll get my ArtWalk yarn today. I know that I won't get DKKnits or my ChickFlick yarn until next week because they were both shipping today. I did already get my yarn4socks packaged. It came with a pretty semi-solid green from Madelinetosh and a pattern from Melanie at Pink Lemon Twist.

Like I said, I don't have time to deal with them when they get here. I'm working on Christmas knitting. I need to finish up the ornament for my Alabama Ornament swap pal, and I have to finish Christmas socks. (pretty much one sock left for each person) I also have to do a pair of felted slippers for my Dad. But all the decorations are up and it is starting to feel a bit festive around here.

The little man and I watched Shrek the 3rd last night. If you haven't seen it, it is kind of cute. Definitely more humor for the adults, but the kids seem to love it.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Getting Ready for Christmas & WWCS Topic of week

Well, I've officially started getting ready for Christmas. The music is in the CD player in the car, the shopping is officially done (Thank Goodness!) and the decorations are up.

I started shopping on Saturday and finished tonight. Fortunately, I have a very small list, but it is done none the less. Yesterday, I pulled out all the decorations and put the tree up and all the santas and snowmen out. I'm starting to get in the spirit now!

Now all I need to do is make a decision concerning Christmas cards and get them in the mail.

For WWCS this week, we were supposed to have "coffee talk" with someone else from the swap. Lesley left me a comment today and I decided to check her out as well. I've learned that she is venturing into dyeing her own yarn which I think about at times, but really I just can't fit anything else into the schedule right now. I've also found out that she is co-hosting a cocoa swap that deals with both Hot Chocolate & Yarn. What a perfect combination!!