I did enjoy my normal day, and am looking forward to this one.
Thank you for all the help with my Christmas shopping. At the moment, I think I’ll go with “Grandpa’s weeder” – I like the look of that foot-operated lever thing and customers seem enthusiastic. And will probably also get a normal-sized daisy grubber for myself, who can still kneel.
And thank you for the suggestion that I put my place card from Saturday on a mug. I don’t think I would have thought of it. The TShirt Studio makes it (seem) easy. Using the image I showed you yesterday, the mug will have “To Rhinoshambaorsp*” on one side and “*Latin for Grandmother!!!!” on the other. In fact, I ordered two – the other will be a Christmas present for our niece, who has two small grandsons on whom she dotes.
I ordered a couple of other things yesterday, too. I’m coming along nicely with my list. I have done most of Christmas on-line for some years now, and have never been let down or disappointed with the result. Other years, I’ve done a lot by going through all those catalogues that arrive with every tide. This time, I find I can hardly bear to look at them, but I am doing well with thinking about people and then searching on-line for something that resembles my thots.
I refrained from ordering Hundertwasser and Van Gogh yarn for myself, but may well succumb today. My husband has heard of Hundertwasser but doesn’t seem to have a very clear idea of what sort of thing he painted.
And I worked on the small Brownstone. I have reached a point, familiar to us all, when I knit and knit and knit, round and round and round, and make no discernable progress at all. I have discovered that a Small Boy and a Big One are not as different as you might think, when it comes to knitting sweaters for them.
I’ve still got plenty of time, but I felt a frisson of knitter’s-seasonal-anxiety yesterday and will probably take the little Brownstone along – contrary to normal practice – when we go to Strathardle soon.
I spent some time yesterday thinking about the shaping of the top. I hope the hard work is done, on that front. I plan to make the neck opening slightly less deep, proportionately speaking, than it is on the adult original.