Saturday, December 24, 2005


Sam has been sick the past week-- he's had a fever, and a crazy cough. He's been getting up a bunch of times each night, and has been fairly miserable. He was home sick from school Tuesday & Wednesday... was okay to go Thursday... and then got sent home with fever again Friday. He seemed a bit better today... well enough to go for a long walk outside in this beautiful December weather...

We're supposed to go to our annual family non-Christmas party in Maryland tomorrow-- we're playing it by ear to see how he feels in the morning.

Work has been wonderfully crazy-- we are booked with appointments for people who need to use insurance benefits & flex spending money by the end of the year. It is wonderful to see the office so busy, and know that we built this from an empty building with gravel on the ground less than 5 years ago. Jonathan is leaving his "other" job-- he is working a few days in January, and will officially be gone from there by February 1st. I've been in total work mode lately-- it's been fun.

I am knitting a sock-- since the weather has been cold again, Jonathan has been wearing his handknit socks regularly, and I decided he needs another pair or two... so many bloggers have said wonderful things about Trekking sock yarn, so I decided I would get some. I went looking in the sock yarn stash to see what colors I already had... and lo & behold, I already had a ball of Trekking yarn, in a perfect color for Jonathan. Stash reduction at its finest. I did however, need to buy 2 new needles :)

This is the basic sock pattern (my favorite) from "Socks Soar On Two Circular Needles." Jean, note the turquoise poop-stone stitch markers... I giggle just a teeny bit each time I pass one (in my knitting).

I went to an interesting yarn store Friday-- Accent On Knits in Morristown, NJ. I don't know that I've ever seen a yarn store that organized their yarn by color, rather than type of fiber etc. It was kind of an interesting system. I guess if you know specifically what you want to make (ie, I want to make a green sweater), it is a great way to shop for different fibers in the color that you want. For someone who shops for yarn without any project in mind, it was a bit unsettling. I don't think I liked it. I did, however, buy more Trekking sock yarn.

Happy Chanukah to those who celebrate.


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