It seems to come faster and faster each year. And each year, I get more and more homesick for Ohio and my family. I keep saying I'm going to go back and spend Christmas with them "this year"... and then "this year" passes, and I don't go home. So I say - well "next year"... and then that year passes and... well, let's just say, I haven't spent a Christmas back in Ohio in over 25 years - possibly more. My parents have spent some here with me during that time - and some Thanksgivings - but that hasn't happened either in about 10 years or more.... I was running around today - going to the grocery store, stopping at Starbucks and hitting up Barnes and Noble. Not because I needed to go to B & N, but I just wanted to be around some holiday music and chatter and the bustle of people running around shopping. Did I buy some books - well, of course I did! I can't seem to go into B & N without coming out with at least one. All that time I was out, I kept wishing my parents and my sister were along for the ride... Especially at Starbucks - my Dad likes to go there as much as I do! I went twice - just for good measure.
We will be spending Christmas Eve with my husband's family. Not half as good as spending it with mine, but.... it will still be nice. And Christmas Day will be spent here - just the two of us and our kitty kat....
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday time with your loved ones... and I hope Santa brings you just exactly what you've always wanted!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Sort of.... I'm knitting a scarf where you do the "drop stitch" a bit differently than normal. Here is how you do it.... cast on as many stitches as you want - use whatever size needle you want - whatever type of yarn you want... I cast on with a Manos yarn (can't remember name) and cast on 18 stitches. First you knit as many rows as you choose (to go between your "drop" stitches. This can be two rows, three rows, four rows... well, you get the picture. I'm using two rows - sort of wish I had done more. Anyway, when you get ready to do the "drop" row, you put your needle in as if to knit, then you bring the yarn around the back of the right needle and "over the top" of the left needle and then around the back of the right needle, over it and then finish your knit stitch as normal... Hope I explained this well enough for you to try it!