Hello all! Here's hoping you are enjoying your December, and not feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Wednesdays are usually The Tim's day off, so he is planning to get a Christmas tree today and have it set up when I get home. He'll likely have the lights on, so all that will be left is to fill it with ornaments, which is always fun.
And of course, the cats and Hamlet will think it's all very exciting! :-)
Do any of you ever watch or listen to a knitting podcast and think that the person or one of the people on it (if it's more than one) is just too something to be able to take? I realize that everyone has different tastes, and I'm not gonna name names because that is unnecessary, but there are a couple that I have tried, and in one, the person's voice just annoys me, and in the other, the one person is just too precious, if you get my meaning. Both are ones that so many others just love, so I know it's just a personal thing with me, but fortunately there are tons of others to try! I guess in some ways that is the difference between a "professional" podcast and one that someone just does on their own - if you are a professional, you generally have to have a voice that most people can tolerate.
OK, that was a ridiculous digression, sorry about that!
Back to the original reason for this post - I wanted to join in this week with Kat and everyone else for Unraveled Wednesday, since the past few weeks have been busy, and I'm missed the chance.
What am I knitting these days? Well, as I have said previously, now that the gifts are finished, I'm making a pair of socks for myself. This is my progress so far on the first sock.
You can't really see it in the photo, but there's an interesting pattern after the cuff for a few rows, and then the remaining texture is from purling and knitting through the back of the loop. I'm about 7 rows from starting the heel, and I've been enjoying the knit.
As for my reading, I've noticed that an awful lot of others are reading Meaningful Books, and unless that is an assignment for a class, this is not a time of year when I can do that kind of reading and enjoy it at all, regardless of how interesting the book may or may not be.
Right now, I'm nearing the end of this book:
Other than that, I'm just working on getting rid of my cold, or at least keeping it from progressing. I want to get started on some Christmas cards as well. Yes, I still enjoy sending Christmas cards, and I love receiving them, even though there are fewer and fewer every year, which I think is really sad. So far, we have received four cards - one from Chewy.com (!), two from longtime family friends, and one from Kim - YAY KIM!!! Last year we received only twelve cards in the mail, which was really depressing. I know most people prefer to send e-cards if they send anything at all, and those are just fine (I mean, you do you, OK?), but it's not as fun if you ask me. You didn't, but now you know anyway. ;-)
Well, before I go on and on any more about what I like or do not like, it's time to get going on the day. Have a good one!