Monday, November 2, 2015

How Can It Be November?????

My garden is still alive.  That means it should still be October. Early October.  Not November.  I am not ready for November.

I think I have all the table runners finished that we need for Christmas--though even writing that sentence freaks me out a bit, so 
maybe I should finish a couple more, just in case.  It's not that I can't count (usually--when large quantities of knitting stitches aren't involved, in any case), but every year I have forgotten someone or someone new is going to be with us at Christmas or somehow about 10 people get added to the list at the last minute and I'm tearing around like a madwoman trying to find something that doesn't look like a last-minute gift (Chia Pets, chocolates, anything in the "men's executive gifts" category).  But I think I really could be ready this year.  Or I have failed to check my list thoroughly. Anyway.....

My back/hip has been sore since the trip--which is not terribly surprising.  So in addition to cuddling with my sidekick, Theo, I have been working on the Begonia Swirl shawl.  I have reached the edging, but it's unlikely to get sent to the Bin of Doom Project Time-Out Bin for it because it's knitted flat across the body rather than in 1000 rows of 20-40 stitches perpendicular to the rest of the shawl.  I'd like to say I confirmed that before starting the shawl with variegated yarn,
thereby making sure I wouldn't have stripes going one way on the body then the opposite way on the edging, but then again, I'd like it if chocolate didn't make me fat.  One can dream...........

We did have a lovely trip, though it is very nice to be back home, and look!
The mountains are back!  Breathable air!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And, thanks to the time change,
 one gets to see the loveliest sunrises and sunsets even without kitty wakeup calls..........