The last day of vacation. Heayy sigh.
We filled this week full, yet I still feel relaxed. Not ready to go to work, but relaxed, lol.
We spent loads of time with family, and all of it was good. Thanksgiving Day was spent with 8 of us who are all on a similar page politically, so there was no strife, only good food and fun.
Saturday was our family carol sing – a long tradition on my Mom’ side of the family. Mom, her two sisters and as many cousins and second cousins, etc as can make it. This year we had all the cousins in my generation, but missed a whole bunch of the next generation – the kids are getting older and all had girlfriends and homework, etc calling them, so no trip to Maine for singing. But we did have a few who had been missing in recent years – all graduated now, they are grownups who work and have weekends free. It was loads of fun, and even though I couldn’t sing (sinuses still causing havoc with voice), I really enjoyed listening to them sing, and chatting with the small crowd of guys who hang in the living room not singing each year. And I got a few doll mittens knit for little E, which made her very happy as she had requested them.
In and between and among all of that, I spent a day with niece B getting a start on making the Christmas cards (still have many to go, but at least the process has begun 🙂 ); A and I went to the movies – IN THE MOVIE THEATER! – which rarely happens; had supper out once or twice, cleaned most of the house, and generally puttered and got things done that needed doing. I also did a bit of spinning, and a whole lot of knitting, most of which is for Christmas. I knit a few things from some handspun, which feels really good! One of those things is this doll’s hat to match the mittens I made for E’s doll, but the rest can’t be shown yet. 🙂
This is color tag from Three Waters Farm, and it is rambouillet. It was hard for me to spin, but I really like the resulting yarn, very soft.
I also cast this on – the girls at work have been asking for these hats, so I will knit a few of them and sell them too cheaply, because I know what they earn. 🙂
Spinning-wise, I finished one bobbin of Cadillac Mountain (from Purple Fleece) and have started the next. It’s a merino cashmere blend and it is so easy to spin, and really soft. Can’t wait to have it to knit with!
While I was knitting and spinning, A was really struggling with her project, to make plexi-glass inserts for the screen porch. I think she would have had an easier time of it if this supervisor had been more helpful.
But clearly, supervising is difficult work, really takes it out of you. It takes a couple of days of napping before the fire for Zumba to recover.
Today we are being so lazy – watching many sappy holiday movies. We record them on the Hallmark channel and watch them at our leisure… which is all day today, I guess! Because we have taken most of the week off from dieting, and will start again tomorrow, there are brownies in the oven which I fully intend to eat with a nice cup of cocoa. Well, I won’t eat them all – A will get one or two as well. If any are left, they will go to work with me tomorrow.
I think I will go check the lottery tickets before I think too much more about all that has to happen tomorrow.