Monday, December 03, 2007

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas...

Edit: The new Magknits is up. I think this is going to be knit for my nephew. If not for Christmas it will be for Easter!

Our first true storm of the season is passing through today. Hubby won't get to work today, and the kids got out of school early. Will have to check in the morning and see if school is on or not. The Oldest One is supposed to have his Christmas concert tomorrow night. He just got home and said if school is cancelled they're having it Thursday. (As long as it's not Wednesday so I miss Knit Nite!!)

Got out the Christmas decorations yesterday. I don't have oodles. Got some stuff I painted that I lecture every year had better NOT get broken. There are also a couple of Santa hats kicking around for the cats.
Simba really didn't like it. He doesn't look too hateful, though. He was okay while he was laying down. As soon as he got up he started trying to get the hat off.

Pumba does NOT look impressed! (Nala was nowhere to be found. The boys tried to get her, but she was keen to what they were up to and took off at high speed.)

We went to tag our tree yesterday. It was quite chilly, but it has to be done when hubby is home. Last year this u-pick place was closed, so I bought a tree from a seller in the parking lot. All hubby did was make fun of it. He's fussy when it comes to the Christmas tree. We walked around for quite awhile, it's a fair-sized lot.

Finally found one. Hubby was trying to get the chocolate off of the Littlest One's face. (Made a trip through Tim's on the way for donuts and Timbits.) The Oldest One decided to be a kook.

Our tagged tree for Christmas 2007. We'll go pick it up on the 16th. (See the kids still wearing their hat and mittens sets from last year! Well, the Oldest One has gloves on, but he does still have the mittens, too.)
Someone got tired on the tree search and insisted on being carried back to the truck!

Christmas knitting is still progressing along as good as can be expected, I guess. Got three hats finished, but I will wait til they are all done (three more to go) before I take a picture since they're all the same just different colors. My goal for this week is to have the other three hats finished, at least one of the scarves finished, and the second pair of work socks. That's my goal, and I'm sticking to it! More would be nice, but I think this is a realistic goal.
The yarn department at work has been doing really well lately. M had a really good day Saturday. (That's usually a long and boring day.) She sold a pair of slippers I had there, so I got some dosh today when I stopped in to add up my time card. (Payday tomorrow!) I ended up buying two more skeins of yarn I had set aside for hats. Still have some money to boot. Now I can buy lunch Wednesday and Friday! I'm usually broke and have to take a bagel or something. (Got a toaster, coffee maker, hot water kettle, microwave, and fridge at the store. But I really like to get the pita wraps from the local deli. They're really good. Good price, too.)
Happy knitting!
PS Got some swifts I'm watching on eBay. Hubby said the other night that he thought about getting me one for Christmas but had no idea where to get one. He noticed them on my eBay watch list (since our Explorer home page is set to eBay) and says I should bid on one for myself for Christmas. Yay!


Blogger Ragan Knits etc... said...

Hurray! A swift for Christmas, and a lovely tree!
That is awesome that you went to pick your own. And, how nice that you sold more items and have some extra money. YAY!
:-( I would love just one snow storm this year, just one.

3:31 PM  
Blogger Bea said...

Christmas tree picking sounds like a ton of fun!

10:11 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Your tree looks beautiful!

Good luck with the Swift. If anyone could use one, you would be the person.

11:05 AM  
Blogger Dipsy Doodle said...

Your kitties are just the cutest wearing those Christmas hats! I'm afraid mine would eat them right away - or something like that ;)
Woah, that's quite an amount of snow that you got - I heard about these storms passing through parts of the US and Canada and gosh, I'm just glad and relieved that nothing worse happened to you than these meters of snow! A beautiful winter wonderland though!
Good luck with the Swift!

7:03 AM  
Blogger Frieda said...

The cat pictures are priceless ! You can just see them thinking - "this is so not cute , but I guess I'll put up with it for now ". Lucky you to be able to pick your own tree , sounds like a great family outing . Happy knitting !

3:38 PM  

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