There was BIG knitting going on around here last weekend. With size US19 needles and three strands of yarn pulling through my fingers I tackled that project. As one good friend said, "Big knitting means faster results." Another friend piped in with "...and some sore wrists wielding those needles." Both are correct. I've had to knit less with the big needles yet it went so quickly when I did...I wonder if I actually saved any time? Loving this pattern.
These cookies came out of the oven smelling divine and were gobbled up by me, I mean the children. There was warm chili ala the big daddy bubbling on the stove. There were clementines eaten by the handfuls. An advent spiral for our dear five year old. Our littlest girlie decided to participate and carried her candle into the spiral, lit it, set it down, and walked slowly out. Determined she is and oh-so-wonderful.
There were alot of closed doors with posted signs. Secret outings were made to the hardware store and bags held close as supplies were hidden. I have to admit I'm a bit curious. The two older children have not wanted my help this year which is frankly, too much. I keep hinting that if there are "things" they need just let me "know". No one's biting. It's half frustrating and half satisfying. My children are growing up and creating on their own! It's what we want right? Yet...it's all I can do not to want to "help" just a small bit. I think it comes down to whether or not I can wait to find out their surprises until the holidays!
Ideally though, it leaves more time for my own creating. A lovely thought. So I keep making lists. Lists of how and when to complete "the project" that I haven't started yet. I'm not sure if I believe my time to be unlimited or if the speeding days on the calendar are getting to me. Either way someone ought to get to work....asap!
Just for good measure there seems to be an outbreak of "gnome" in the house. They are everywhere. Smiling from the shelf. Being hugged. Hanging around. Baking bread. It's...well...so GREAT!!! I love gnomes. I don't really know why.
I bet that's something you always wondered about me, isn't it?
What about you? Are you feeling crafty these days? Doing creative things? Baking? Making lists?
Let me know I'll be here waiting and...looking over my lists.