First, let me just say: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH IT’S OCTOBER!!!!
I put up the Christmas countdown. Those of you who don’t knit for Christmas, who don’t celebrate Christmas, or who prefer to live in denial, feel free to ignore. But if I have to get the official countdown to the wedding (less than four months now EEEEEEEEEK) I figure I’d better get on the Christmas bits too.
Not that there are whole lots of Christmas knitting, or even purchasing this year – we are attempting to keep things low key since a) my family has no concept of “please, each aunt and uncle, don’t buy 10 things per nephew” and b) see previous note about wedding. Besides, I am so much nicer to my boys and T when I am not crazed.
We started potty training Smacky, and it occurred to me that I am incapable of watching Smacky for potty-needing signs, cooking dinner, and helping Bug with homework at the same time. I have been cooking dinners this week in the crock pot, and it is saving all our sanity. Smacky has fewer accidents, dinner is generally not burned, and I don’t wish for a wine-bottle-length straw. It makes the mornings a little tight, but I think a bit more advanced prep and I will be able to work more crock-pot dinners into the rotation.
I like to call it “that setting is called ‘warm’, not ‘char to a crisp'”. (We went out for sushi that night.)
Still wish I knew what happened to that now-out-of-print Weight Watchers crock pot recipe book I had…
Along the lines of gift knitting, I’ll be KISSing it this year. Right now I have TWO items on my list. One hat, one pair of socks.
First Christmas sock, first use of my little Lantern Moon dpns.
I am still working on the baby sweater for my friends but that didn’t happen in time for the shower last weekend, since evening craft time is still all about the quilt. If I happen to burn through those two gifts, I might make the boys some house-socks, and will knit myself a Litchfield.