'The Tree' is done, the Children have decorated their own tiny tree in the kitchen, and this morning we had a bit of snow. Even though it had melted in no time, seeing the big soft flakes landing in the garden was enough to send our little people into hyper-excitement mode. Probably not a bad thing as they have both been unwell the last few days and now My Boy has an eye infection. As he watched the snow coming down he sighed and said "this is the perfect winter - I'm so happy". He is such a sensitive and thoughtful little soul.
KNITTING: 22 Little Clouds - pattern by Martina Behm
February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne.
READING: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin (not much further than last week)
As you might imagine, with the Christmas preparations and the kids at home, I've not had much chance to read or knit, and have yet to start the edging that will finish 22 Little Clouds. I've been working on the February Lady Sweater from Sunday's post, which would be several inches closer to completion were it not for a lapse of concentration that resulted in ripping out an evening's work on Monday.
My gripe about needing to use an online calculator for the increases seemed to put a few people off the pattern, and I feel the need to set the record straight - it's a really nice pattern and a doddle to knit, once you have the spacing between the YOs sussed. Please don't be put off as you can find the link to the increase calculator on the useful Wiki tab of the pattern. Had I found this before starting to knit there would have been no delay.
Today is my mother's birthday so I've been secretly packing Rondelay. She was fancying the yarn and had no idea it was for her as I was knitting it up - it's hard to keep a secret from her as she's here everyday (and quite nosy!) so I am pleased with myself for this surprise. Next to inflate some balloons...
Come back tomorrow for December's new Elf Antics meme!