She has broad shoulders

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So I’ll let her take the blame.

I finished out my Manos trilogy with mitts and a scarf. I knit Texas a hat for his big head. Then, someone sent me yarn to make the coffee hat.

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I’m thinking brown mitts with a blue cup at the wrist to match the hat. I may have a thing about matching my accessories. In the meantime, I’m cruising for a pattern that isn’t a mystery and still avoiding the sweater I said was going to finish.

Happy Tuesday y’all!

There have been a lot of little things

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Some Christmas knitting, Jiu Bitsy ™ promotion day, and hello!?! A record player!

My first three records make me seem a little schizo. Fleetwood Mac, Violent Femmes, and Neil Diamond. No, you really don’t want to see my mp3 library. It gets worse.

Luckily, we have Half Price Books and I can get albums for only $4. I’m being picky, because you know I can go all crazy hoarder in 2.5 seconds.

I’m also giving two huge boxes of yarn to a 13 year old. Bad color choices, bad yarn choices, left over Purling Dervish stuff, and OMG! WTF was I thinking yarn. I was going to ask if she liked cross stitch and maybe clear out some of that.

I’m making room for fitness stuff. Our bikes, the weight bench, the stack of mats Santa brought. They’re kind of taking over the second bedroom. I don’t know either.

Happy Monday!

So this is Christmas

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Yes, I have three trees in my living room.

Have I mentioned that I love Christmas? Love. I love decorating the tree most of all. Usually, I do a different theme every year. Cray-cray, I know. The apartment doesn’t quite fit my 12-foot, pre-lit, gorgeous tree, so I got a little creative. They only have a 12 inch footprint, so I was able to get all three. Best of all, they collapse down and fit in a space smaller than a boot box.

Now to figure out how I can get some lights up in here so they don’t look tacky. I need the feel of laying under the tree and looking up to see the pretty lights. Maybe something in the bedroom?

Happy Thursday y’all!

p.s. Any ideas for what I should stick in Texas’ shoe for St.Nicholas day?

A Cat in a Hat

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Not such a great picture, but the Maggie does not tolerate any interruptions to her sleep.

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Sadly, the hat would have only fit Maggie. After all of the increases, I realized that it wasn’t going to work. On the other hand, I like doing color work, so I’ll start it again soon. I also think that I want to switch the colors and have a brown background.

Today, I’m casting on for something else and watching Gone With The Wind. We still don’t know if Texas is working tomorrow, so we’ve made no plans. Well, except 8 a.m. jiu bitsy. Yes, really. I’m thinking under caffeinated rolling will be cathartic.

Or I’ll need bail.

What are your plans for tomorrow?

Happy Wednesday y’all!

Six flippin’ years!

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Every year around the 15th of December, I finally get in the holiday spirit and go looking for matching stockings. Of course, all the good letters are gone by then. This year, I was strolling through the discount Halloween candy Christmas section early and snagged us some. It only took 6 years.

I knit a hat! Have I mentioned it has been cold here? Like break records set in 1890-something cold. It was a free pattern and unless you know how to correct bad math, don’t use it. The yarn is some Manos stuff I added on an order to get free shipping. Of course it is soft and lovely (and won’t hold up to a bunch of wearing). Details on Ravelry.

Happy Wednesday y’all!

Faux-giving

Something about the cold makes me want to cook. I get all Becky Home-Ec-y and don’t want to leave my nest.

Saturday turned out to be one of those days. Pork chops and eggs for breakfast and Cheddar burgers for lunch (He’s almost gone! Sadness!).

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I made Faux-giving spread on Sunday. They had beautiful, organic turkey breasts and fresh cranberries at the Sprout’s. I wish I would have gotten a picture of the huge yam. You could have killed someone with it.

I even went all out and made an apple crumb pie. Because I was, um helping to heat the apartment?

There was even knitting.

When you find the normal me, please come and kill the body snatcher. Texas never has to know.

Happy Monday y’all!

Boss Lady

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Because I’ve been looking for the Boss Lady messenger bag for a while. I bought a different BlueQ bag about three years ago and have used it well and good as an everyday purse. Yes, a $17, everyday purse that lasted three years. (They’re now $19.)

I threw the other one in my basket because I had a $50 credit to use and it will make the uptight people around here cringe.

We will not be talking about the USPS drama that happened with my box.

Happy Saturday y’all!

The cold cometh

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Since it’s been so cold, I’ve been diligently working on my sock yarn afghan. It’s been nice to sit underneath it as it grows. However, it is also a little boring.

I may have started another pair of socks. Yeah, yeah. I know I have three other pairs started. But they’re cotton! I needed a wool pair.

And someone to finish my WIP’s.

Whatever. It will give Texas something to figure out when I’m dead.

Happy Thursday y’all!