Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas at Casa Batty

After much working and studying, we finally have some time off.  Time to knit, time to snuggle in front of the fireplace, and time to watch the cats go nuts in the tree.

I participated in a Christmas swap with some people on ravelry, and I received this lovely hand-dyed yarn.  It had little surprises wrapped up in it, and I don't know if it's the packages or the pattern that kept me knitting.  Either way, it was hard to stop.  This is Stephen West's Pogona, knit on US #6 needles.  It's blocking, action shots to follow.

We got a white Christmas!  This is what I saw this mroning. Beautiful, isn't it?  We took a walk in the snow, stopped for coffee, then had waffles and little turkey sausages for breakfast.

When we unwrapped our gifts, I found these hand-made bat ornaments.  My Mother-in-Law made them for me, and I immediately hung them up.  Yay, bats!

The tree is fake, but if you think that keeps the cats from chomping... well, you probably don't have cats, or you don't have cats with an oral fixation bad enough to make Freud exclaim, "Now zis is a prime example of failure to resolve conflict during ze oral stage of development!  Zese cats vill never be right because zey cannot do ze talk terapy."  And he would be right.

Now that my class is over, I have more time to knit.  The knitting mojo is back!  I'll try to post more regularly and share some of the FOs that have been piling up unphotographed.  In the meantime, Merry Christmas to all who celebrate.  I'm going to enjoy some quality flopping time, and then, the pie crust gets rolled out.  I may have overworked it.  We'll see.


Kaye said...

Yup! We've got a real xmas tree for the living room and then I have a mini tree that I had in college that I put in the bedroom that is fake. And you're right, it doesn't matter--they love chomping on it no matter what! Ha ha!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

merry merry!