I read on CNN that there is going to be a blue moon this New Year’s Eve. It feels like that is how often I post to my latent blog too! Ah well, it is my blog, I can do what I want with it.
This holiday season has been weird. Let me just say that I have lost all semblance of the real meaning of Christmas in my life. This all started years ago and has only become more pronounced with the passing years. I seriously dislike how I live during the holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Years and cannot wait to pack it all up in its old cardboard boxes and get back to normal life. Don’t get me wrong, I like my decorations that have accumulated over years of life. But the frenzy that accompanies the decor and visitations and feeling guilty about various aspects of the season are enough to put me in a place with lots of blankets, if you know what I mean. Mostly the guilt and emotional turmoil comes of things done and not done, not appreciated, not reciprocated, on my part and the parts of others. Did that make sense?
The Blizzard of ’09 was fun. That was the most amazing holiday gift! Completely out of the blue and unexpected. I love snow, the clean pure cold white soft quiet calm of new deep snow. We rarely get snow here in RIchmond. Do I have a picture of it? Not really. Not during the best days of it. Only after it had been here at least 3 days and was starting to melt.
Fortunately we had retrieved our youngest and occasionally blog-appearing daughter from her college a day earlier than planned. The predicted snow caused a hurry up and get her day and it was a really good thing because I-95 ended up a parking lot during the storm. If you are familiar with the stretch of I-95 between Richmond and Washington, D.C. you know that can happen on a dry sunny day. Here she is in the Manchester Jacket that she took possession of soon after she found it in the jumble of my closet. She was nice to model it for my Ravelry page photo. I am letting her have it, since it fits her much better than it fits me.
I also gave her this entrelac scarf of 3-ply handspun polwarth, roving from Rovings.
We waited for our eldest daughter to come home for 4 days. She was supposed to show on the Tuesday before Christmas and eventually turned up on Christmas Day, late in the afternoon after Caroline and I had gone to see the new movie “Nine”. We see Anne so seldom that I didn’t want to miss a minute of her drive by visit. I have my analysis of why she does this but since I am not a trained psychological professional I will keep it to myself. Anyway, it was nice to share the same house/room/couch with her for a few hours and to listen to her laugh. She has the most addictive laugh you will ever hear and I hear it all too seldom. She graduated this year from Virginia Tech with a degree in Engineering after a lot of hard work, bad times and fun times too I am sure. I just hope it didn’t cause some very valuable neuronal connections to fail in the process.I gave her a pair of hand knitted socks that I don’t have a picture of for some reason. They were from Sheeppaints wool and very lovely.
Here is Mr. Lady’s Christmas gift. He basically took it as soon as it was off the loom a few weeks ago during the Blizzard. Theresa at Camp Runamuck is making something similar! I know hers will be as appreciated as mine was! This scarf is woven from:
Warp: sock wool, 75/25, Teal Kroy socks and Lion Brand sock for the light gray.
Weft: Teal Kroy Socks.
Hemstitching each end.