Once again, I'm quite behind in posting here, and I have to apologize. Some of you might remember that this is the season of my annual audit at work, so I've been up to my eyeballs in those proverbial alligators, slogging through to be ready when the pair arrive bright and early on Monday next week. Off went the final version of the books today at noon, and I walked out the office door with a sigh of relief. We'll see if, as usual, things come through swimmingly again. I always figure I'll jinx it if I think that, so I don't...
There have been a few stress purchases in the past couple of weeks, and not everything is available to show off. I can give you a link to my favorite purchase: a full-length coat
that I've wished for over the past several years (in one catalog or another), finally deciding that this year, I would not wait till the spring sales, I needed a long coat with a hood, and this faux suede and shearling had to come home with me. I'm tired of being cold in the winter! But...I decided I could make a cowl to fill that open neck area
(depending on how that goes, I might have to purchase another skein of this and make a hat!)...so when I heard that Fibre Space
in Alexandria had just gotten in the Malabrigo Rasta and they had it in Piedras (#862) I knew that the combo of desert colors including that wonderful caramel brown of the coat and an amethyst that works equally well with my down jacket was just the ticket!
Also in a brown mood, and in honor of Wovember (see below) I quickly agreed to split the Jameson and Smith yarns to make Sheep Heid
with other members of the Kate Davies (Love) group on Ravelry. They arrived yesterday and I'm just drooling over the yarn itself, as well as all the shades of sheep!
I'm not sure I can hold out too long on starting this one, perhaps this weekend, but we'll see.
In the mail today was the latest issue of Interweave Knits. I haven't really checked it out yet, but am about to make a cup of tea and do just that.
The cover is lovely. I have my fingers crossed that the entire issue will be. I've been so disappointed in IK so often, that I have finally made the decision to drop my subscription. I'll pick up single copies as I can. I did substitute Stitch!
and will see if I like their sewing subscription any better...The winter issue of it, as well as the gift issue both arrived this week.
So my Thanksgiving Eve isn't filled with food preparation. There's a reason for that. Both Dear Daughter and I have very small homes (and I don't have anything resembling a dining room) so we'll be eating our Turkey Day dinner at a local restaurant that has a buffet. With 4 kids, 3 of whom have challenges, being able to enjoy whatever they want (even pizza!) is a blessing. I'm grateful for the folks at that restaurant who are making and serving our meals tomorrow...tonight I can rest a little (which I desperately need) and sip tea, and enjoy the company of these two
While I peruse new issues of magazines and dream a little bit, perhaps knit a little bit (if I can find those size 7 dpns to finish the last Vermont Hat, that is!)
May you have a wonderful holiday tomorrow. Enjoy your family and friends, and remember to think on those things you're grateful for.
I am unbelievably grateful that you stop by here every now and again.