Holidays are fun but exhausting, not?
Since this time last week, there was marathon knitting, wrapping, cooking, and eating. In between all that, a few other fun activities occurred as well:
Killer games of “Sorry!”
for a little sledding
(Don’t worry, she didn’t wipe out, she just chose to tip over, being completely exhausted from carrying the foam sled.)
It was a beautiful night.
I had planned to do a little cross-country skiing while the Gothlet went sledding. But I had gotten new skis some years ago, and never (apparently) used them due to lack of snow and some intervening health problems. My prior skis were from junior high and so gouged (from skiing on not enough snow, probably!) that they were more like snowshoes. But — at least I could get those boots in the old-fashioned 3-pin bindings! I tried for 15 minutes to get my boot in the new-fangled bindings, and finally gave up as it was getting dark.
Okay, I’ve Googled now, and think I have figured it out. I’ll practice at home this time, before going anywhere. But hopefully, New Year’s Day when I have time off, I can try this again….because we actually have enough snow, and it’s not below zero!
On the way home, we saw a somewhat startling sight (but this is Wisconsin, so I shouldn’t have been surprised):
Another view, just for Vicki:
So, besides that, what else happened?
Sculpey was sculpted by the Gothlet into a Chinese dragon.
Trinity the corn snake got a Christmas mouse (a merry Christmouse?) to eat; here she is, impersonating Hathor, as apparently she is a pagan:
Thursday I had the Second Annual Post-Holiday Knitting Get-Together at my house, but regret to say I only pulled my camera out late in the proceedings, after some had had to leave, to snap a few not-so-great pictures; but here are thumbnails.
It was a lot of fun; good wine, good company and good knitting!
Speaking of knitting, some of that happened this week also.
The Preteen snuck a picture of me knitting Christmas Day night:
I don’t know what was so funny.
I worked on re-knitting my brother’s fingerless mitt, that had encountered bad pooling:
And I started (and have almost finished) this:
More snow fell, off and on all week:
and yesterday, coming out of yet another gray Saturday Sky:
Apparently the van was happy, though:
And my little Saturn was REALLY happy!
Hope you had a happy week too!