I know. The holidays for some aren't quite peaceful. But I sure am trying. I took a little extra time off from work this year to specifically make it a peaceful season.
And so far....
I've finished two books. Considering I've maybe read 6 or 7 books this year, this is huge. I enjoyed them both, but not sure I would read them back to back. Both involve kidnappings of a child (totally, light-hearted holiday reading?!?!). Little Face takes place in England and The Year of Fog takes place in San Francisco, and were quite different, but page-turners, especially towards the end.
Oh, and I indulged a bit at the Lush after-Christmas sale. How can you not find peace when you are in a warm bubble bath, reading? Seriously, its the little things for me.
Today was also a very relaxing day at home with Snowboarder and Lil' Snowboarder. I made pancakes from scratch, for the first time I think. Not sure why that is. I was out of pancake mix, so I found this recipe. I don't think I'll ever buy mix again!! They were so yummy that I forgot to take pictures.
And there was enough sunshine to take some pictures of some finished knits. This hat has been done for a few weeks now, I just hadn't found the time to take some pictures.
The yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh Worsted, in Copper Penny. Its the Uncle Frank Hat. The pattern isn't quite done yet. I think I want to tweak the decreases a bit. But it was nice to finally, finally, take some pictures!
And I even was able to have Snowboarder take a picture of my new sock design that's in the works.
A simple, lace sock. It just needs a name. And some test knitting. Any ideas for a name? Merrily. That has been stuck in my head the entire time I've been knitting these. It could be the holiday music (IrishDad had me watching this), or the merrily merrily merrily, life is but a dream aspect. It is a quick knit. But I'm completely open to suggestions.
Now back to knitting and Law & Order/CSI/ Law & Order SVU marathons on tv :)
Peace. Love. Joy.