and now the streets are lined with naked trees waiting for composting, like so many used up... well, I was going to say hookers, for some reason, but that's not really the image I was going for, so I'll let y'all come up with one of your own -
so, anyhow... we survived Christmas and the holidays in general. Gifts were given and received , some so big that they could hardly be held up . There were actually two of those, but for some reason these guys like to fight over them one at a time. Like kids, except the dogs don't usually talk back. And they are generally hairier.
In between his fights over the bone with Maggie, Charlie has also become completely obsessed with the mini sticks ball (for those who don't know, mini sticks is played with small hockey sticks, small nets and a nerf-like ball). He will drop everything else to go after this ball, and takes the greatest delight in chewing it down from a sphere to a flat donut. Sometimes I would like to know what actually goes on in his little mind...
There has been more snow - a LOT more snow, which I won't bother to photograph as it's now pissing me off. It's white, it's covering everything, and I have nowhere else to put it. 'Nuff said.
So what better to brighten up the post-holiday, over-snowed mind than a package from Wisconsin? . Kelly puts together the most wonderful packages, and includes something for everyone - the dogs (bones), the boys (cocoa with marshmallows), and me (everything else). I should mention that the yellow dishcloth yarn is not from our super thrilling find in November - at least, I don't think it is? The price isn't the same, and if you'd seen Kelly's reaction, you'd appreciate how unlikely it is that she'd share, even with me...
there has also been knitting, some of which I am feeling quite virtuous about. My first FO of the year is a Celtic Cardigan by Fleece Artist, which I started last year (Feb 08), and just polished off. And I love it.
I also started some Pomatomus socks which I have been planning to make with this yarn (Fearless Fibers 100% superwash merino) for AGES, and which I love quite beyond reason . Deb's colours are just wonderful, deep and rich, and the yarn is a joy to knit with. Happy, happy.
In keeping with this year's theme (which, apparently, is all about me), I am also working on Berroco's Scrunch cardigan - at this point it is an endless sea of k2p2 ribbing, which I know I will love upon completion but is for now a mind-numbing PITA. Which is probably okay for the Christmased-out, snowed-in mind.
There is also work knitting, which actually occupies most of my knitting time right now, the colours of which I just adore .
I am actually planning to give my Celtic cardigan it's inaugural outing tonight, as we take the boys and two of their closest friends for another big Christmas present - to see AC DC in Toronto. I must confess, I have grave doubts about this, at least where I'm concerned - I am a rock concert-goer from way back, but am not a huge metal fan (read: I don't like metal. At all). So I am going to spend a couple of hours listening to what I'm sure will be deafening noise, my ears will be ringing all weekend - my God, don't I sound like an old coot?? I think the fun will be in watching the boys, as this is their first real concert, and in checking out the crowd. I am expecting a fairly wide age range, and am almost sure there will be some characters of note.
Just the thing to ward off those post-Christmas blues, no?