Chanukah starts Friday night. Chanukah starts Friday night? CHANUKAH STARTS FRIDAY NIGHT!!
Yeah, right... holy shit. Thanksgiving just ended and it dawned on me that I had no presents. I hadn't started shopping for anyone. I ran out and got some things to start. Tomorrow I will go looking for more. This morning I wrapped what I had:
and then hid it in a less secretive place than the one in which I keep the unwrapped presents. I was trying to play a little trick on Jr. Jr. and drag out the suspense. Usually the presents go up on the piano before Chanukah starts, leading to a daily ritual of counting, sorting, and comparing ("Mooooom, why does he have more presents that I do?). Jr. Jr. has been looking worried, asking me about whether I had started shopping yet. On Monday, he saw the wrapping paper I picked up at the Container Store and got very excited. I told him I was going to use it to make Chanukah decorations, not to wrap presents. Alas, my new choice of hiding place was not very smart, because as soon as he came home from school today, Jr. Jr. noticed that 1) the wrapping paper had been opened and used; and b) there were no wrapping paper Chanukah decorations hanging up (I was lazy). So he ran right upstairs and found the wrapped presents. Oh, well.
Yes, there IS a bottle of apple juice amongst those presents (evil grin). I haven't wrapped the toilet paper yet. Maybe I'll keep that one for Christmas.
My little fat helper tried to ruin every package I wrapped. Here she is, looking innocent and fat right afterward:
So, yes, everybody say it with me, but with all the shopping and wrapping and dentist's appointments and everything else...... there's been very little knitting time. Sigh. Maybe after the new year.
But I did start a new sweater, the Pas de Valse from the Fall issue of Twist Collective:
It's a pretty swingy sweater. This is Squoosh MCN sock yarn in Grey Powder. I know I usually go for darker, more saturated colors, but I like this. It's good to have variety. I'm just not sure if it looks like I got my pink sweater dirty or whether it looks interesting. It's mostly stockinette, knit in one piece up to the armholes, with a knit-at-the-same-time shawl extension. So it's easy enough for me to take on right now when I don't have time to concentrate.
Sr. Jr. just came home and told me he's taken out The Jungle from the library so I wonder if we'll be going vegetarian soon?