Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Very Merry...

Well today was a lovely day. The Wee ones seemed to enjoy their gifts. Sky was extremely diplomatic and played with all the toys, often to the exclusion of A-D. I spoke to my dear father, my good friend/neighbor and my dearest friend in California. From what they all said they all received some lovely gifts.

This Christmas seemed very quiet to me. The kind that just kind of sneaks up on you, and I'm okay about that. I seem to be more anxious about what the new year will bring. Actually I can never remember being interested in the beginning of a new year. They all seem the same. But this year, I dearly and truly hope holds better things for us. I wish and hope that we get the chance and opportunity to relocate in a positive manner ( a diplomatic way of saying my DH can find a decent paying job so that we can move the hell out of Dodge) We will just have to see what happens.

On the knitting front....I'm still finishing up Kate Park's pattern Tulip. I have named the one I knitted Lulu O'Day. I'm not sure why, it just seem to come to me. I had planned on having her with red hair and green eyes, but I did not have the right color felt for her hair. I have had a heck of time trying to find the right color for her dress. I finally ended up over dyeing some gray wool yarn. I wanted a muted color, not a clear tone. It seem to work okay.Her face came out well, even if she does look a little sad or at least somber.
She is a modest wee lass, and a good sport considering she has had to sit around in her all-togethers. I'm hoping to have her things done by tomorrow evening. I also hope that her good mood lasts a little longer. I would hate to see her get mad. No really I would....

And for anyone that is out there I truly hope you have had a lovely warm holiday and will have a wonderful new year.