Friday, December 4, 2015
Things have felt a little weird around here lately. Am I the only one who sees that, because it's my blog, or is it obvious to you guys, too? I haven't had a lot of motivation to write, or any ideas of what to write about...that's when you get a random, rambling post like this one. :)
I put up my tree last week and the house is all decorated and cozy. My absolute favorite ornaments are the ones I made from Alicia Paulson's patterns. Her attention to detail is incredible. I really took my time with those and used good quality materials, and I'm hoping they'll last the rest of my life. At some point I would love to make the other four sets...I think I already have most of the felt. (This year I finally sewed a reversible tree skirt for my tree. It was pretty embarrassing that I had never done that before, especially when I realized how simple it was.) And I've been listening to Christmas music almost nonstop. Mostly Sinatra, because of course he's the best. (Sorry, Bing.) I'll probably write about my favorite Christmas songs, traditional and a bit more obscure, sometime this month.
Knitting has been happening, but I can't share any of it because it's all Christmas gifts. I'm afraid to even share peeks here because there's a chance my family will see them. :) Besides having a panicked moment while looking at the calendar the other day, I think I'm on track to finish everything before Christmas. The only thing I haven't actually started is my niece's sweater.
I checked out books from the library for the first time this year. I love the library, but I've been trying to read from my own shelves. I needed one specific book to complete a reading challenge, and I think I showed remarkable restraint by bringing home only four books. :) I've already read The Marvels (not a favorite), and I'm about 100 pages into The Raven Boys. Despite it being way out of my bookish comfort zone, it has really sucked me in and I'm enjoying it so far.
I saw The Man from U.N.C.L.E. a couple of days ago and loved it. It was so much fun: deliciously 60s and entertaining and hilarious (I wasn't expecting the humor!). I want to watch it again before I write a review of it, though, so I won't say anything else for now.