The reason I've been so quiet is that I've been on vacation since right before Thanksgiving. Monday before, I got a surprise when my boss informed me I had 7 vacation days that I needed to take before the end of the year. What a better time than to pair with a 4 day weekend. So I've been home and busy. Thanksgiving was at our house this year and it was filled with family. No better way than that to spend the day.
Black Friday, the folks and I hit a store for a bargain. This one is mine...
Damn, the xbox looks good on that! And yes, I've been spending significant time playing with that toy. Got mom hooked on it too. After the kids go to bed for the night, we sit down and play Lego Star Wars or Puzzle Quest (thanks Lizzy for that one!).
I managed to sneak into the eye doctor on Monday for my first appt in 6 years. Turns out that the nearsightedness that I've had since starting college has resolved itself thanks to aging ;) I now need reading glasses. My doctor recommended saving the cash and buying a pair of .75 or 1.0 glasses from the pharmacy. Works nicely so far and working on kauni has been made easier.
Speaking of Kauni, while I haven't knit much over the last 11 days there has been some progress to speak of. I'm pass the beginning of the front neck steek and halfway through the reductions.
In other knitting news, it is teacher gift season. New school means new teachers that haven't received a particular gift already. I've sort of decided to set a standard gift of the One Row Scarf from Stephanie in a yummy yarn. Malabrigo to be exact. Here's the first.
I've also been doing some sewing. I made two little skirts for Kathryn out of quilting stash fabric. Each skirt took just under 3 fat quarters. I'll definitely make a few more of these for her.
Finally, this morning we awoke to find it snowing. The kids were eager to go outside. They helped clean off the cars before embarking with Pop-pop to make a snowman on the driveway.
It's been a confusing seasonal change around here for sure...