On the one hand, I have my Christmas tree up and completely decorating. I even managed to go out and purchase a new tree topper.
On the other hand, I haven't purchased even one gift. I have a husband, parents, parents-in-law, aunts-in-law, sisters, brothers, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews to buy for. That is just the family.
I have addressed all but about 10 Christmas cards. (This is momentous.)
I haven't done a morsel of Christmas baking.
I have Christmas stockings hung by the china cabinet with care. (We are sans fireplace.)
I have 4 boxes of Christmas decorations sitting untouched on the floor in our dining room.
Apparently I can't decide whether or not to be spirited this year. I am so busy with everything else that it is hard to get in the groove. There is so much going on - though nothing extraordinary. Just your run of the mill chaos like work and family obligations, feeling poorly and just wanting to rest and work . . . . it goes on and on. There are times that I wish I had lived in a different time. I think I would have made an excellent 1950's housewife.
Before I give in to the mournful cries of the pattern-challenged Calmer hat, I do have a little (and I mean negligible) something to show you. It is a sunglasses cozy I knit for my niece's Christmas. It is just a small sort of side gift. It is made from two strands of Lamb's Pride Bulky (from the scrap pile) held together. It knit up super super quickly even for me (I couldn't sleep Friday night so I sat up watching tivo'ed Law & Orders and did this little tidbit.) Here it is prefelting:
And post felting (with the sunglasses).
As you can tell, sometime between early Saturday morning and late Sunday afternoon, I lost my grip on the digital camera.