I got some stuff to show you today.
First I love this picture I took today when playing in the mirror. I love the colors/the brightness. Just love it. Wanted to share it. (Love my hair too. Having a good hair day!)
I got some mail from Lillian today. She sent me a nice card (which I actually think I want to frame!!) and some gorgeous stitch markers by Hey Buttons - who is actually a Montrealer! So the stitch markers were made in Montreal, shipped to Lillian in Toronto, and then shipped back to me in Montreal - how funny!
I love mornings. It's fun when both my boys have their milk in my bed and we watch cartoons.
This morning when I dropped Sean off at daycare (on time as Santa was coming to breakfast today!) (with the cupcakes - which were a huge hit with everyone but my own son, but that's another story), and I gave Sean's 2 teachers their gifts. They absolutely loved them. I gave them each a neckwarmer, this one, and this one. They also each got 2 pairs of handmade earrings and a handmade necklace. I also gave them each one of my Warm Kisses on a Cold Day (Coaco bags I made). I hope to see them wearing my creations!
I got a sample (for the shop of course) of Actual Size Creations in Good Karma. Oh, it's delicious.
And I also have to present to you, Massie:
It's my design for the December 2008 Sock Club. Oh I love it. And the Zen Yarn Garden Bling Yarn is just to dye for. Though, as many clients & friends have said, it shouldn't be on the feet, but made into a shawl or worn not hidden by shoes. I agree. The yarn is just heaven!
I ran some errands today, needed to get a birthday present for a soon-to-be 2 year old girl. I got her a doll and a "bouncy chair" for the doll. Oh, I want to have a girl one day, so I can play with dolls too. While out, I ended up finding a good deal on this Avalon® Reflect Twin Stroller with Canopy. I had been watching to see if the Jeep Wrangler Twin Sport All-Wheel Stroller from Toys R Us. I kind of like the color of the one I found today better and the price was definitely a lot better. I just wanted a lightweight double umbrella stroller as my Graco Quattro Duo is massive and I'm starting to hate it. Now that Mack sits, I can put him safely into the umbrella stroller.
I've been working on The Moss Block Cardigan. I should be done the front tomorrow and then I'll cast on the back. Hoping to maybe have it finished before Christmas, but that may be pushing my luck. I also need to finish a test knit that I'm doing (a sock) and as well, the Striped Modular Vest which is on the cover of September 2008's issue of Creative Knitting for my mother-in-law. I promised it to her for her birthday, which is December 23rd, but she's aware that it will be a little late. I'm hoping that it doesn't take me longer than January to finish it - because in February, I want to make the February Lady Sweater for myself in Dream in Color Classy. I have some already prepared and ready to go. But that's not a priority on my list of things to knit.
I need to:
- Wrap Sean's Birthday Presents
- Wrap Chanukah Presents
- Wrap Christmas Presents
- Wrap my Mom's Birthday Present
- Wrap Amy's Birthday Present (it's her 24th tomorrow!)
- Write out Birthday/Chanukah(?)/Christmas cards
- Do laundry
- Do a return to Zellers (before the 24th)
- Do a return to Walmart (before 90 days are up, so that can wait)
- Pick up 1 15-20$ Christmas Gift Exchange for the adults (Jamie & I each have to bring one, and I have one already, I just need another).
- Make sure I'm organized for Sean's birthday party Sunday.
- Figure out when my cleaning lady is going to come since she comes Thursdays and I don't have her the next 2 weeks since it's Christmas then New Years.