Soylent Green is Wooly
Yes, it is done. Who’d’a’ thunk there’d be so much fuss over a simple chevron stitch scarf. Just shows how much extra work I can turn a project into when I really put my mind to it!
There’s another WIP on the needles already, but it’s only got three rows so you don’t get a picture yet. Ha! So there. I will not be rushed! Of course that one requires following a pattern so I’ll be starting another simple scarf tonight to work on while watching a couple of Sopranos episodes.
We’re going to be away from home for a significant part of the holidays this year, so decided not to get a yule tree and just enjoy everyone else’s. This is a little tricky for me since the tree is by far my favourite part of the whole deal (I mean. other than the visiting and the eating and such). The smell, the woodsiness (yes, I know the city ones come from a row in a lot with very little woodsiness to it, but it still feels like through the wardrobe to me), the general pagan atmosphere it instills. I love opening up my box of decorations; so many of them were gifts from friends or family and make me think of the person who gave it to me; some are family heirlooms and make me feel connected to my past, something that’s rare for me given how my family is all scattered across North America and I don’t see a the extended (or even immediate) members very often. And of course some of them are just plain sparkly, which I like 🙂
But really, in these darkening days, when it seems that the sun has just given up and left us to our own devices, I think it’s the lights that are most important. So, I have lights.
Considering the yucca was grown from a cutting off a plant that my sister and I gave my mom for Mother’s Day when we were young, I guess it’s pretty good for making me feel connected.