I was surprised this morning when Tyg came in wet. Looking outside I realized it was snowing and the car was already covered! Fortunately there was not much, it came right off the windshield with the wipers and it stopped snowing by the time I was ready to drive to work. Winter is here I guess. A White Christmas might be nice (as long as we can get over to Colin & Mailing's!!).
So here we are at the first Unraveled Wednesday of December. After finishing the socks for my little brother I had been working on the Canary Blanket, but my fingers sometimes hurt, so I cast on another sock! What a surprise..
This photo shows the yarn as grey-ish, but in reality it is green. Christmas Green! I'm knitting the Hermoine's Everyday Sock pattern (again) (because easy and I already memorized it). These will be another gift.
Last night I did manage to get three more rows knit on the blanket. It is getting heavy in my lap, but I still have such a long way to go! I had hoped to finish it for Colin's birthday or Christmas, but I doubt that will happen. I just can't knit much of it at any one time.
Yesterday's mail brought the first Christmas card and inside the sweetest gift from Betsy - a very pretty Christmas stitch marker/progress keeper:
Bells! I love this. Thank you Betsy - I am going to use this on the new sock I'm knitting.
Also, on the seasonal front, our office is decorated (my home is not yet...). Actually the "service" that does all the plants in our building also puts up the trees and decorates. They did that the weekend before Thanksgiving. Here is the tree in our reception area:
So pretty and festive. And, our office is filled with poinsettias. They are everywhere! There must be at least 50+ in our office - on all the tables in the kitchens, in the hallways, etc. Our office is on the second floor of the building and in the main lobby there is a tree that is just about 3 stories high! Lots of garlands all over the place too. So pretty. I need to do some decorating at home. I think we will put our tree up next Thursday when Colin is over for dinner. We always used to put it up and decorate it on the 11th (Colin's birthday). Fletch will be on a mission to find the Perfect Tree for us!
Still plugging along on A Better Man by Louise Penny. I'm about 65% of the way through it and it is getting a little better. I still am not thrilled with it - I think the other books in the series are so much better (personal opinion).
Looking forward to a short day at work today. I'll be leaving by 2 p.m. for an eye doctor appointment and then tomorrow I'll be in late thanks to a dentist appointment (just cleaning) at 7:30.
Linking up with Kat and friends on this Unraveled Wednesday. Head over there to see what others are up to in the making and reading worlds.