A mellow week so far. I worked Monday but on Christmas Day my “vacation” started – that is, I refuse to do any work this week. It’s nice being your own boss sometimes. Mom came over for the day and we exchanged presents – that is, I gave her hers and she showed me what she ordered for me but they didn’t come in yet. We then resurrected an old family Christmas tradition – midtown and the decorations that make NY wonderful this time of year. We usually went Christmas Eve so it was dark and everything was lit, but this year we did it during the day and it was quite sunny, but still fun. And, just as I was lamenting the long ago loss of roasted chestnuts vendors – we found a hot dog vendor with chestnuts on his cart. It made for a nice snack on the long walk home. Here’s a highlight of the day:
A window at Saks Fifth Avenue
A window at Lord & Taylor (we liked these much better)
Mom looking winter chic
With all my free time this week – I meant to do a lot of knitting and quilting – I’m still working on that. I keep trapping myself by the computer anyway – and even more so soon as my new printer/scanner just arrived and I want to head to Apple to get the new Leopard OS – sigh. But a marathon of Season 1 of Bones has been getting me to sit still just a bit and look! It’s the first of the Rose’s wristwarmers from the luscious merino/cashmere (Karabella Margrite) that Michelle gave me.
The yarn isn’t easy to work with – it’s quite splitty which makes cabling without a cable needle a bit of a challenge, but it’s oh so soft and lovely. And before you ask, yes, I cast on for the second.