Christmas wrap-up

Better late than never, right? Brad’s stepmother asked for a snowman ornament with our names and the year on the back. We’re all very sure that she meant something like a ceramic ornament that you get from Hallmark with our names and date put on with a sharpie, but I do have this inate ability [...]

Been busy!

I just finished gift knitting/cross-stitching yesterday. I still can’t post it all, but I can blog what has been received. First, socks for my sister. Technically, they were her birthday socks, just really, really late (March 8th birthday). Pattern: Retro Rib Socks, Evelyn A. Clark Yarn: Less than one skein of Socks that Rock lightweight [...]

The first gift has landed

I’ve been absent a while, I know… the week before last was a truly horrible week, with customer meetings at work and trying to get everything done before the last weekend of school. This last week… well, I had the best of intentions of catching up on blogging, once I met a Tuesday night work [...]

Well, she went ahead and did it

Stephanie dropped the “C” word a few days ago, accompanied by “42 days left” (which would now be 40.) Granted, I am not attacking Christmas with the reckless abandon I did in 2005 (and by reckless abandon, I mean carefully planned, must start in January, tightly packed schedule of over 20 handmade gifts). I went [...]