Me, Me, Me

This “me only” December knitting is harder than I thought.  I’ve done a recent sorting of the stash, and it reminded me that I wanted to knit another Likesleeves for Tilly.  And Dodge needs a new hat (maybe this one).  I’m sticking with my plan though.  I will conquer the selfish knitting.

I finished the big, black neck thing for the husband over the weekend (which I decided counted as “me only” knitting…somehow… pictures to come. ), and I was just really getting into the hang of thinking about myself when the husband mentioned going to see a movie with the kids.  I thought my knitting plans were foiled until I remembered that people sometimes knit at movie theaters.  I usually don’t, but I grabbed a hat pattern, some wooden circular needles, and away we went.  I decided on a hat that is a current favorite: Equisetum. I knit the last Equisetum a little more than two years ago, and I love it.  I have deep, deep feelings for things that are gray, and so I decided on a gray hat.  I was placing a Knitpicks order at the time, so I went with Andean Treasure in the only gray they had: slate gray.

Thankfully, they have updated their selection of gray since then (which I am super happy about), so as of this weekend, while watching Big Hero 6, I started my new project: Equisetum in Fog Heather.

It’s gorgeous and soft and coming along nicely.  I can’t wait to wear it!  Merry Christmas to me!



Ode to Me and the Turkey

I want to knit a hat.  And a new scarf/shawl.  For myself.  And maybe some new slippers.

I haven’t yet planned any Christmas knitting for this year.  I can tell by the collective, knitterly gasp that you’re all very shocked.  It’s true though.  I’m still knitting the black thing for the husband, which is not for Christmas (although it may take that long to finish), and I’ve still got two blankets, a pair of socks,


and a sweater sleeve on the needles, but that’s it, and none of those projects have a deadline.  And that means I’m free.

Free to knit for me!

I’m gonna take the whole month of December (well, what’s left of it) and only knit for myself (and probably I’ll finish the black thing for Ben…we’re one, so that counts as knitting for myself…right?).  

This is just too exciting.  Will I accomplish selfishly knitting for a whole month?  During the season of giving?  It’s a challenge for sure, but one I’m willing to accept.

Do you wanna see pictures of people who I love that I won’t be knitting for?

We visited my family for Thanksgiving last week (and we threw a birthday sleepover in just for fun).

Tilly with her adorable cousins, Jules and Adi. They’d just given each other “makeovers.” 
Jack (son of Shawna and Jeff) and I looking a little blurry…feeling a little blurry too.


Tilly and Adi getting ready to eat a little breakfast after spending the night at Uncle Dan and Aunt Bree’s.





Dodge leading the family outside to say our farewells.
Everyone’s heading out to eat brunch at Hotel Sorella (very wonderful hotel…if you’re in Kansas City, check it out!) My mom’s taking a picture of us getting ready to head back to Colorado, and I’m taking a picture of them because I’ll miss everyone. Love you all!

We had a really wonderful time.  The week went by way too fast. And I didn’t get any photos on Thanksgiving Day, which is a bummer because I missed getting a photo of my Grandma Peggy and her wonderful, new boyfriend Art…very cute couple, and I also missed getting some pictures of all of us “grownups” playing a whole lot of the game “Ticket to Ride”.  Good times.

Thanksgiving behind, Christmas ahead.  Here we go.