Sunday 28 December 2008

He knows if you've been naughty or nice

Well Santa must have thought I've been very nice, because he brought me lots of knitty goodnes for Christmas!

I got:

knitting pattern a day calendar 2009
knitting classic style
little box of socks
luxury yarn One Skein Wonders: 101 Small Indulgences
Knitting Daily tv series 1 on DVD!

I can't believe my luck! I'm looking forward to poring over them and seeing what I will make from them.

Not much knitting going on, too much eating and drinking instead. I have made a small bit of progress on the last Hourglass Sock, I'm about halfway down the foot. I'd like to finish these before starting anything else, they're on the needles far too long for my liking. I started these on the plane in October!

Speaking of Florida, my sister in law and her family have gone over to the house today for two weeks. They love being there for New Years. *sigh* I wish I was there too. I hope they have a great time.

Christmas day was lovely, my daughter was great fun to watch opening all her presents from Santa.
Hubby made me very proud. He wore the jumper all day, and in his parents house Christmas night, he went around to all the family there showing off the jumper and saying how great he thought it was. Awww. I think I'll keep him for another while.
Mam and Dad were in good form too; Dad was just relieved all the music was over! The music at Midnight Mass was absolutely beautiful. He outshone himself again, as he seems to do every year. I marvel that he still does it at almost 86. He's inspirational.
Mam had a good day, she was more lucid than I've seen her in a while and she ate lots of dinner so that's good. However, since then she's been very bad. It's like leaving the house at all sends her over the edge. She's barely left the bed since and just cries all the time. I'm at the end of my tether. I just can't leave Dad with her like that all the time, it's not fair. Something will have to be done next year, I just need to figure out what.

I think my next post shall contain my New Years Resolutions. I will try to be practical so I won't include world peace or waking up a size 10, but instead will focus on achievable targets, both knitterly and personally. I must put my thinking cap on!


Alrischa said...

My broadripple is halfway down the foot, too, but it was started in September, and it's the first sock! So I think you're doing well Ü

Your hubby is so good to praise the knitting (and the knitter). I made my hubby a hat, which he's getting for his birthday, but I bet he says, "wool makes me itchy" and never wears it. sigh.

I think this year I'll make all my resolutions fun. hehe. And I might make a new one each month.

knititch said...

i am happy that every one liked their knitterly things.

poor you. it is not fun to see a parent like that. and you are right it must be hard for your dad. hopefully you will find a solution.

Tara said...

Nice haul! There was a ban on knitting-related gifts at my house this year... I'm sorry to hear your Mam is feeling so poorly. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.