Sunday, December 10, 2006

Happy Holidays!


We're decking the halls here. Tree is up. Cookies are made. Holiday knitting is almost done.

I am even almost done with the girls' Christmas dresses. No, I am not staying up unitl 3 AM. I have had a few unexpected days at home because little-sis has pink eye.

As a working-mom side note, pink eye is not such a bad gig. You have to be home, no one questions the need to be here. They would prefer NOT see you until it is over. On the other hand she feels fine (it's a mild case), so there is not a lot of grouchy sick kid. Basically it has been a very relaxing few days of being mom. Dad takes over tomorrow so I can go in and catch up. That's the downside to teaching...coming up with sub plans is so much more work than just being there to teach! I have four preps this year, so it is not easy to come up with enough to fill an hour and a half class.

And a small bit of self promotion...have you seen the new Knitty?? Yup! I have a pattern in there!
My kids have hit the "yeah, that's nice mom" stage that comes right before outright eye rolling, so I figured I'd tell folks who might care. This might just be the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me (well OK, close to it anyway) so I am trying to enjoy as much as possible.

I am doing some personal knitting right now also...I mentioned a week or so back a bag I was working on to be felted. Here's little sis in the before shot:


It's in the machine now, so we'll see how it turns out.

11 comments:

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

The new Knitty's out. Congratulations. Piggle is adorable!

Beth said...

Very cute pattern! When I first saw it and read the description, it took me right back to my daughter's pigtail phase. She would have loved a hat like that. Congratulations!

Mel said...

Congratulations....your Piggle pattern is adorable! The photo of your little girl that accompanies it is great too.

Acornbud said...

Congratulations on the pattern! What a cute idea! and, it would work for ears, too.

christine said...

I did see your pattern, and it's a goodie! Love the pictures............

Bear Knits said...

Congrats on the pattern! I may need to make one for my daughter.

Erin said...

I love that she fits in the bag! Very cute pattern in Knitty too, good job!

Gone Knitting said...

Congrats on the publication of your pattern. You are a super star knitter now. Merry Christmas. BTW- Your house looks lovely and so pulled together.

Donna Boucher said...

Darling pattern!

Could you share the color of your dining room walls?

I love it :o)

Donna

Melissa said...

Congratulations on the pattern in Knitty!!

Knitty.com reader said...

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed knitting up your hat pattern. It was the first time I've tried knitting in the round, and it was a big help that the pattern was so clear and easy to follow. I changed it very slightly (moving the pigtail holes closer together, for one, and decreasing a little more rapidly) and have ended up with a hat I love (though my fiance thinks I'm mad). Thank you!