Today whether you like it or not (and I LOVE IT!), is the first of December, meaning that Christmastime has officially started, at least in our house. Thanksgiving got some extra time this year to kick things off, but now it's getting serious.
This year, I am completely scattered for whatever reason, and have not knit a single gift, though there is one thing I'm hoping can become just that. However, since I started late, I'm not going to worry about it. And who knows, there may be a hat or mittens or something else small in someone's future. I'm just going to see if the spirit moves me, so to speak.
The Tim did pull the boxes o' stuff out of the basement the other day, and today we opened up the holiday mugs, glasses, and that kind of thing, as well as the Christmas linens (you know, tablecloths and such). Those are always first in our house. I don't know if it's because they are easiest, or if for both of us it just makes sense. I know growing up, we got started on Christmastime once the calendar showed December, but since my mom's birthday was December 2, the heavy duty decorating started after that. It's probably just something that has stuck with me.
Jetsam, Pip, and Dug all thinks it's very interesting, of course. Milo isn't quite sure what to think of it. I'm sure that will change once boxes open and there are shiny, small, hanging things to investigate. This may be a minimal decor holiday, unless he can be convinced that Santa really does care about his behavior!
Tomorrow, I'm teaching a Basic Sock Class at Rosie's, and I have four students signed up, so I'm kind of excited about that. I just hope that I can convince them that it's not going to seem easy or maybe even worthwhile at first. I know when I first learned, I sort of wondered what I'd gotten myself into, but now socks are one of my constant things on the needles. Will I be able to create new sock knitters? I sure hope so!
That's it for now. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and for those who celebrate, I hope your Christmas spirit is starting!