It's a cold day here in NJ. I am very thankful for my warm, woolen scarf. I wish my thrummed mittens were done but the holiday knitting takes precedence.
I am envious of all of you who can change your blog around with impunity. I've tried to put a picture up behind the title but it's always too big and looks silly. I don't have a flikr acct and maybe that helps? I also am a creature of habit. I wear the same three pair of earrings every day. I wear the same watch and rings. I don't like having to worry about things like that so I just leave them alone. Kinda like the blog. I like clean lines and a minimum of fuss. I did change the color of the header but it went from black to blue so it was not very noticeable. Maybe over the holidays when I have time (although where this time will come from, I don't know) I'll play with it.
I have finished the bulk of the holiday knitting. I want to make some washcloths to go with the lavender goat milk soap I bought for my aunts. They are elderly (scares me to say that) and don't need knick knacks or clothes or more stuff. But I saw the soap and it smelled so good I bought some for each of them. Now, I need a nice easy pattern to whip up. I think I might crochet the cloths because it would be quicker. This is what I love about the internet. I'll look for a quick, easy, pretty pattern and start tonight.
We bought our tree on Saturday. It's huge. Pk and Elanor chose it. After enduring endless ribbing last year about the "bush" I chose, I decided not to say a word. It fits perfectly in the living room. I mean PERFECTLY. There is not an inch to spare between the top of the tree and the ceiling. We'll have to cut a little off to accomodate the angel's head. We have 9 foot ceilings in the front of the house so it's a 9 foot tree. We don't decorate the tree until Christmas Eve. When the girls were little, we decided to tell them that Santa decorated the tree. That meant that we had to work magic after they went to bed. It was totally worth it to see the look on their faces when they got up in the morning. Now that they are all grown up, it's wonderful to share the decorating with them. The cast of characters has changed over the years but it's always a fun time.
I'm at work so no photos of the trip on Saturday. I'll do that when I get home today. Have a good Monday.