Monday, December 15, 2008

Closer and Closer

I'm trying really hard not to look at the calendar but Christmas is coming closer anyway. I've actually made a lot of progress. Cards are mailed, packages are shipped and the shopping is almost done. Then I remember, nothing is wrapped, I'm still chipping away at the house and I have invitations to design and get printed for a foundation annual meeting in January. Other than that I'm in good shape :-)

Amy Lane asked about the pattern for the toddler sweater. It is the Buttons Cardigan from the Cabin Fever website. I delivered the sweater last Friday and got to see it modeled. I think he'll be able to wear it for a month or two and then it will be too small. Oh well, it was really good practice for the GRANDSON we are expecting.

I got an excited text message this afternoon from my daughter-in-law making the announcement of her ultrasound results. I've already sorted out the knitting patterns that will work for a boy and put the cute little lacy sweater and hat patterns away for a future time. Since my GRANDSON will be living in the cold country for another year or two, wool will definitely be in order.

My daughter called tonight to let us know she completed her first semester of nursing school with an "A" average. She was very excited and glad for a break from the studying grind. She'll be here on Saturday to help me start baking. We'll probably do our annual tour of the lighted houses over the weekend as well.

Nine more knitting days until Christmas - Yipes!


Roxie said...

Christmas is like a snowball rolling down hill, getting bigger and bigger untill SMASH! It hits a tree. It takes most of late January and all of February to pick up the pieces.

Congrats to all your chilluns and their progeny!

Amy Lane said...

Ahhh... GRANDSON... not that you mentioned that or anything. (Congratulations--you must be sooooooo excited:-) And thanks for the pattern specs on the sweater--I really liked how it came out:-)

KnitTech said...

Congrats, when is the baby due again?

Em said...

Oh, yay. Congratulations on the GRANDSON. It's tough to tell, but I imagine you're pretty excited. ;)

I have the opposite issue here, there are no cards and the knitting's not done (though none of that is due by Christmas), but most of the cleaning and the decorating are handled, and the wrapping, too. I'll bet your glad to have Nicole coming home for the holiday, how long is she staying?

Donna Lee said...

Grandson! You sound just a little excited. I like the holiday baking and look forward to it. I can never start too early or there won't be any cookies left at christmas!