Colored Lights, Christmas Music, and a Bag of Knitting

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On Netflix there is a “movie” of winter landscapes with Christmas music as the background.  It is in the same frame of their A Fireplace For Your Home series.  Instead of the scene being a crackling fireplace, it is beautiful snowy landscapes.  The set-up will be perfect with this playing and a real fire in our fireplace.  *hugs self in happy anticipation* 

B, my husband, is putting up our Christmas tree.  This is a most interesting process to Willie who really didn’t pay attention last year.  B is now down in the floor working with lights and Willie is lying right by his head, watching intently what Carlos is doing with his hands.  And, for the past several minutes I’ve stalked the dog for a picture, but he has been observant – plus, mommy was probably too excited to be calm and so I’m sure Willie picked up on this, too.

Tonight I am going to work on the scarf and some on the sweater.  I need to make more progress on these two most of all.  Poppy needs his scarf before heading up North.  Having the sweater done in time for Carlos to wear for Old Christmas would be sweeeet! 

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Knitting has begun

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It has been a while since I have posted here.  It has also been a while since I have

Beginnings of HP Mitts for Nov 2010

really picked up the needles to do any knitting at all; however, since the newest Harry Potter movie is coming out I decided it was time to pick up the needles and get started on the knitted things that I was going to be wearing for that evening.  Since it is also going to be one of my bestest friends in the whole world’s birthday celebrations as well, it is only right to get it started now and get it right.  So, here is the beginning of a pair of fingerless mitts.  Of course.  The mitts always comes first.  Don’t ask me why, that’s just the way it goes. 

The next item is going to be a hat, and, I’m thinking, a nice lap cover on very large needles and, perhaps, a shawl, or maybe a shawl instead of a lap cover.  Either way, there is going to be two small items and one larger item for the movie, and since it will be a normal winter-ish release the weather is going to be chilly, and this means it is going to call for warmer coverings.  This makes me happy.  The summer release of the other movie wasn’t right in some weird way.  It should have been in the colder months so we could have dressed up proper like! 

Now I am getting all excited about knitting again.  And for Christmas.  Yes, this is going to be a handmade Christmas mostly for yours truly.  I just don’t have money to purchase a lot of things.  Thank the Good Lord for sheep, alpaca, and knitting!  Thank You God!

Knitters Are . . . Smart

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According to Yarn Harlot herself, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, we knitters are smart. She told me this tonight, along with about two hundred other knitters, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers here in Lexington, KY.
I have read many posts by Ms. McPhee, and several of her books, and found them entertaining to say the least. They have made me smile and nod my head in agreement and understanding, however, in person, this woman is an entirely different creature in that she is hilarious! We laughed heartily and even though Hubby went with me, even he understood some things and laughed just as easily as the rest of us (us knitters, that is).
Once her talk was over, the Yarn Harlot had a lot of books to sign and personalize. I was happy as a girl in a yarn shop could possibly be with a free pass to purchase anything she wanted! Hubby pushed me up to the desk and was just as happy as his wife, or so it felt. Perhaps I was just giddy beyond expectations surrounded by so many other like-minds.
Anyway, after getting my happy little book signed I found myself famished so Hubby and I, and Cheyenne and Sniffles went to The Regata to grab some food. (It was a little expensive, but well worth it.) There was a wait at the restaurant, what were we expecting on a Saturday night at Joseph-Beth’s? And, as is the custom, we received a pager to let us know when our table was ready.
And this was our pager:
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just happened to be our pager.
And this was our pager when we were alerted about our table:
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It really does take so little to amuse me sometimes. Hubby even commented with a happy, understanding and loving gleam in his eye, “Honey, you’re a little weird sometimes.” I had to agree, of course, what else was I supposed to do – lie and say I’m not?
Now we are home and I just had to share with you what a wonderful, happy day that was today.