Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas! (or he's a rebel and never be any good)

First off let me say I hope each and every one of you had a very Merry Christmas filled with joy and light (and maybe some knitting related gifts and fun relatives...)

Yesterday, Mom, my sister and I went out to lunch. They kept telling me about all the great deals at this local store. 50% off type great deals. Needless to say, we went back. I got new sheets and a new duvet cover. In this house, changing the sheets is an ordeal! To the four legged heathens, it's the most fun since cat nip anything... and for me. Well, it's trying. To be polite because, well, it's Christmas.

Bartholamew is the master of all. Especially the sheets. 

Yes. I bought green sheets with purple ladybugs on them. The duvet cover is about that shade of green too. All for 50% off! 

I did a little "Christmas" knitting. (so called "Christmas" knitting because they were knit on Christmas Eve. Not because they were presents. Although two did go to live with people other than me)

I found out about them here. Jane found the pattern here. I would highly recommend stocking up on your wine corks now. They're great fun and a very quick knit.

Beware though, because they are quite mischievous too:

Lastly, I finished super secretive knitting project #1. I can't wait to show it to you but it will have to wait til #2's done. Which will be longer than normal because I got distracted. 

Dianne sent me some very lovely worsted weight peace fleece for Christmas. I had to start knitting on it almost instantly. With Marianne's help, it became mittens. Or A mitten. The 2nd mitten is on the needles now and will probably have life before the end of the week (would be sooner but the job doesn't tend to approve of me knitting on the clock).

But I can knit on it now and do hear it calling my name...


Dianne said...

Merry Christmas Nikki!!..Look At YOU...and what you've done with Peace Fleece..I'm totally smitten with yours and Marianne's mittens and I am GOING to do them in 2008..thanks for your kind comment..look forward to a 'crawl' in the near future...Love you

Robin said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! I love your little "Cork Dudes"!!

Marianne said...

Mmmmmm, Peace Fleece Mittens!!! Looks like they're working out! So glad to be of help :^)
Your little korknisse are SO cute!
I think they may be on my list of little bitty 'to do' this coming year!
Gorgeous sheets! and yay on the discount!

Diana said...

I actually saved some Christmas $$ so I can go out at the January White Sales and find me some nice sheets for my bed! A high stitch count too. Hopefully I find a deal too!

Dana said...

Your Peace Fleece mitten is beautiful (great color!) and your little cork guys are too cute.

I like the new linens! I, too, hit the sales the next day and stocked up on Christmas supplies for the next couple of years.

Look at Bartholamew's expression in your photo. He is staring at the camera with his Clint Eastwood expression thinking, "Make my day...change the sheets again."

Have a great new year!!