05 December 2016

December Q&A Hooray!

Kathy has some good holiday season questions for us this week in her quora, so I thought I'd share my answers.  'Cause, you know, I'd just hate to deprive you ... ;-)

*Can you knit something by heart?

I can knit basic socks by heart, and now, I'm 99% sure I could knit both the Turn A Square Hat and Portfolio Scarf by heart!  Though who knows in 6 months, they may be part of the mists in my mind.

*Would you like some yarn for Christmas?

Let's just say I wouldn't be upset.  But it's not like I'm currently wishing for any particular yarn, and hoping against hope that someone gifts me with it.

*Did you shovel any snow this December?

No.  We've had lots of rain instead of snow.

*Can you make a bow for a package or a gift?

Yes.  I love wrapping presents and making bows.  They aren't very elaborate, but they are bows ...

*Do you buy used books or new? 

Hm.  Frankly, I don't buy a lot of books at all, other than maybe the occasional knitting book.  Then it's a mix of the two.  Most of the time, I'll borrow books from the library.

*Have you seen a living Nativity?

No, and to be honest, I'd really only be interested in the animals anyway.

*Have you ever received home-baked cookies in the mail?

Just the other day, as a matter of fact!  A co-worker from long ago, who was originally trained as a pastry chef, has sent us Christmas cookies ever since she moved out of town.  We enjoy them, but I'm always a little bit surprised/flummoxxed, since though we were co-workers, we were never particularly close, and she is truly one of the strangest people I have ever met.  Having said that, we love getting the package of cookies!

*When was the last time your toes froze and your nose was red?

I honestly can't remember the last time my toes froze.  And my nose is always red in cold weather, regardless of temperature or how I'm dressed.

*Did you know that Christmas and Hanukkah are intertwined this year?

Yes, I did.  I always check, since I am intrigued every year to find out the dates for Hanukkah.

*Do you love to get a Christmas card?

Yes I do!  It's actually part of the reason I started my little holiday project, which has been extended through tomorrow, December 6.  (So far we have a small but enthusiastic group.)  I love to get mail in the first place, and Christmas and holiday cards make me feel even happier!

Though admittedly, I do not want to see this happen - I told The Tim, I hope Jack the kitten doesn't find a selfie stick somewhere ... ;-)


Kym said...

Fun questions, for sure! :-)

Anonymous said...

Funny about the mailed cookies. LOL

Araignee said...

Oh, that cartoon....I have a vintage pom pom tree with lots of fragile glass ornaments and some very bad kitties. Every year I expect a disaster but so far so good. 2016 been such a terrible year it will probably bite the dust this Christmas.

Nance said...

I used to get a Christmas card every year from the neighbor right next door. Through the mail and everything! All she had to do was A) walk three steps and put it in my mailbox, or B) just say "Merry Christmas!" and we'd be good. She married and moved away, and now her yearly card is more understandable.

Here's to No Shovelling At All!

Vera said...

Funny about the Christmas cookies. And Jack with a selfie stick? Too funny!!