Saturday, December 17, 2005

Alive and kicking

Yeah, I've been a little lazy about this blog the past few days. I've been meaning to post, really, but somehow I was always busy with something during my normal posting time.

Christmas will soon be hear my fiber-friends: are you ready? I have but one gift card left to purchase. I have a small pile of christmas cards to mail out, and two packages. I'm not worried about the packages, because they'll be prioritied to PA on Monday. The cards, I think may be late. I finally set-up the tree. It's a fake four-footer we decorate with the same garland, lights, and bows every year. It's small, but cute. Simple, yet elegant. I'm not one for overly decorated, 1001 twinkly light trees. Just not me.

This weekend we're going to buy our ham. And I'm going to do some baking. I'm making sugar cookie cut-outs, peanut-butter blossoms (the one with hershey kiss in the middle), and chocolate-pb chip cookies (one of my personal favorites). I need to make the pb blossoms first otherwise I'll eat all the kisses. I don't have much will power when it comes to chocolate.

In knitting news, I managed to finish my Dad's b-day gift from LMKG. What a quick knit it was! Size 11 needles and chunky yarn really help move things along. Now, that concludes the gift-knits for me. Back to the selfish knits: hourglass sweater. Which has been patiently waiting it's turn since I put it down last week. I'm not forecasting a yarn binge until after Christmas so I'm pondering some stash-busting. I have a couple partial balls of wool-ease, so I think I'm going to knit this cutey from knitty. I've never made a stuffed animal before, but that looks like fun. If I decide to keep it I'll place somewhere in my office... maybe. We'll see.

Check back tomorrow or Monday for my cookie baking adventure! Ciao!

1 comment:

ErLeCa said...

Oh cookie baking weekend sounds fun! Can't wait to see your dad's birthday present and the hourglass sweater!