I've been meaning to post something for a few days now but I don't have any new photos - my photo mojo has left the building - so i always feel a little undressed when i write a post without a new picture. Kind of like when i'm walking around the house fully dressed from the waist up, with my tights and shoes on, but without a skirt. i'm fully covered, but something feels amiss (this is also a fear of mine, that i will walk out the door without a skirt. i know, that seems insane, but i'm sure someone has done it intentionally or not)
Anyway, I've got a lot of things I want to have going on right now. heh. my christmas shopping is pretty much done. I wasn't going to do a tree. J doesn't care and honestly, it's a hassle. but with all of the trees popping up in flickr and instagram i'm reconsidering. this weekend i even bought supplies to make ornaments, so there you go.
I also want to make a bunch of fancy nuts to give to neighbors and colleagues. i'm not much of a baker. i have one go to cookie recipe (butter nut balls which are probably my favorite cookie ever) but that's pretty much it. so i need to organize myself for that.
I'm considering sending out cards this year. New Year's cards. I haven't sent any out for years and since things have settled down into some semblance of order, I think maybe it's time. Plus, we've been eliminated from several greeting card lists (we hardly receive any anymore) and that's a bit of a bummer.
I've got some knitting to do. I haven't knit a stitch in a couple of weeks or crocheted even. So it's time i get going again. I'm not a christmas knitter. But I have promised a pair of thick socks for a friend's mother, and an infinity scarf for my stylist. She's sweet and she always asks about what I'm making. So she's worthy.
the plan is to use this yarn I spun early in the fall with some gray Lamb's Pride. she wears mostly black (she's a blue eyed brunette too) so I think she'll like it.
And finally, i felted 3 old lambswool sweaters INTENTIONALLY that i hadn't worn in several years. I plan on cutting them up and making stuff out them.
So that's what is going on over here. A lot of stuff on my plate.
I'm going to try something new with the comments. Instead of replying privately in emails, I'm going to reply in the comments (if appropriate of course). To get more of a back and forth going.