Sunday, November 25, 2007

Eating and Playing with Yarn

It's the end of a big holiday weekend, but it's been pretty quiet around here. Which, in consideration of my last post, is not a bad thing.

I went and saw Wicked on Thanksgiving Eve. Three hours of knitting in the dark and only 1 little yarnover snag in the sock. Not bad. I seriously expected to walk out of the theater with a mess but kept knitting just to keep my hands busy.

The show was great! Terrific songs, beautiful voices, talented performers and an unexpected subplot to an old story. I would go again tomorrow if I could.

We spent most of the weekend taking it easy and visiting with family. I did find time to escape for some more Malabrigo although I'm not sure how the lace weight and I are going to ge along. I'm using the worsted for a Shifting Sands scarf. It's a great pattern that can be used with so many different types of yarn.

Oh, and of course there was turkey. (I always wanted the drumstick too.)

Now lurks those ridiculous weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas during which we attempt to resume a normal routine while the boys' enthusiasm and my stress gradually rise at proportional rates. (And this year we also get to continue to watch the college football top ten continue to unravel while we wait patiently to see if Ohio State will come our way for the Rose Bowl or to Louisiana for a National Championship game. I know... the suspense is killing you too isn't it?)

What are your favorite ways to get ready for the holidays?


km said...

A quiet weekend is definitly a good thing. To get ready for the holidays...I like to set up nativities all over the house. This could be a long story...I think I'll post it over at my blog. Good question.

Marti said...

We had a quiet weekend as well. We put the tree up the day after Thanksgiving...a tradition...and since I buy early we already have presents under the tree. It's been very cold so there are no lights on the house yet. I am finishing...finishing...finishing. that is the name of the game right now. I finished 4 things this weekend and almost have the 5th done! YAAA!

uberstrickenfrau said...

So you liked Wicked? Is that the book before Son of a Witch? or do I have them all mixed up? I tried to read Son of a Witch and BEH. Not good. I don't really 'get ready' for the holidays, I seem to react in instead of respond.Every thing is done in a panic of last minute and then I feel all let down afterwards. We are tryin to limit gifts to four this year- something you need, something you want, something to play with and something to read.