Happy Day-After-Christmas to you! How did you make out? Did you get lots of presents and food and alcohol? I did. Well, I didn’t get any alcohol because Mom and I kind of forgot about that part of the holidays until the day before Christmas. We went be-bopping into a liquor store after church ( I know! We are bad girls.) to get some eggnog and found that they had sold out. Then we had to endure a mini-lecture from a very helpful store clerk with no front teeth about how everyone stocks up early on holiday booze so they can tolerate their out-of-town relatives.
As the out-of-town relative I took some offensive to that. So I said “Oh bless your heart” very, very sweetly, which all southern ladies know is a mortal insult, and we went home with no booze.
But that’s okay. We didn’t miss it. I’d rather have coffee anyway. And since one of my Christmas presents was ten pounds of my favorite coffee I’m in no danger of running out anytime soon. In fact I never have to sleep again if I don’t want to.
I also got a tiny back-strap
loom, toy, starter loom for a kid for Christmas. I have done some weaving in the past but that was long ago. I’ve been avoiding weaving not because I’m not interested (I am) but because I fear one more craft will bury me. But now I have my kiddie loom, and cards for tablet weaving, and I am morally obliged to put it all to use, right? Right.
The Feline Overlord and her sidekick Cowardly Boy Cat have adjusted to their holiday lodgings. They seem to have settled into a routine of sleeping all day and rampaging all night. There are two other cats in this house you see and nights are for knocking things over and crashing into holiday decorations and breaking into the containers of dry cat food to eat three days worth of food. I haven’t been doing much sleeping but that’s okay because… I have ten pounds of coffee. .
I have been doing some knitting. I’m making squares for my Hue Shift Afghan. So far I have 33 done. But that’s 33 out of 100 so I need to keep at it.
The pattern is from KnitPicks. Here is how the afghan should look when its all grown up:
Finally I spent a bit of time with my camera getting a picture of the neighborhood roadrunner. I’ve named him/her Scooter. Scooter’s hunting territory includes Mom’s house and he/she will come right up to you. They are so freaking fast they can afford to be bold. Scooter knew that he/she could run up, get a good look at me, and be gone before I could take two steps.
Hope everyone is having a safe and happy holiday. Give my love to all your family and fur-babies.
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23 Comments on "Knitting, Roadrunners, and Other Holiday Things"
We had a good day (and a good haul) yesterday 🙂 I GOT MY YARN!!!!!!! Now it’s my turn to start the hue-shift afghan, though I think I need to start in section 2 since they were (and are) our of dark pink, so I have to avoid those areas. The yarn is so super soft I cannot wait to gauge swatch it 🙂 I miss roadrunners, they were so cool when I lived in Texas. Have a great weekend Jen!
Great going Rae! That afghan is sooooo pretty. You are going to love!
I love roadrunners too. They always make me smile.
Woo hoo! You’ll love it. Its a fun pattern. So are you starting at the A-A corner then? And I love the yarn too. Its very soft and I’ve been impressed with the quality, especially considering how darn cheap the yarn is. (Brava, sport weight $2.99 for 100g).
I love roadrunners. They, more than most birds, have that I-used-to-be-a-dinosaur look to them. And they are so curious.
Because of the lack of Dark Pink (or rouge) I have to start in A-J corner I think. They are back ordered until 3/17! Trying to find a replacement for the yarn, but I cant find anything that Yarnsub recommends. I’ll keep looking though!
Hmm…. How about substituting an different color of Brava Sport? Coral seems to be the closets to that Rouge. But The Persimmon is nice too.
I loved your news of “home” enjoy and stay warm
Staying warm is the priority for today. I have my wool socks on my feet and I’ll be knitting on that blanket as fast as I can. Cold weather makes you knit faster I think. Or maybe its just makes me wish I was knitting faster.
Funny that you should see a roadrunner. There is one running around my neighborhood too. Saw him today in fact.
If you see a roadrunner there must be a nest nearby. So I’m told anyway. In the spring there should be babies, very ugly, dorky looking babies.
I agree with your Mom. You are harboring a fugitive. All cat owners are!
I’m sure she will love your tote bag turned cat condo. I hope she settles down and allows you to become her permanent human servant someday. 🙂
so the Roadrunner really exists! I thought it was just a cartoon character that went ‘Beep Beep’ and escaped from Acme bombs! Thank you for introducing me to the wonders of transatlantic life, Jenn!
That cartoon is truer than you think. Roadrunners do tease dogs. That cute little guy in the picture? He/she teases my mom’s dog mercilessly. The dog sees it, gives chase, allllllmost catches the roadrunner, and then the roadrunner flies away. It happens like that every time.
But they don’t beep-beep. I’ve never heard a roadrunner make any sound at all.