The hat still needs pictures, but on the way home from school I finished this:
It’s Rowan Cotton, and it started out as Quant from Knitty, but the drape wasn’t right. I kept the i-cord and the triangle increase and decrease and then just garter stitched the rest. Worked nicely. I may make my sister one for Christmas out of the leftover yarn
I’m home for Christmas, and it’s fantastic. The last few weeks were full of drama, both over classes and friends. To put it in knitting terms, the hat I was working on since Thanksgiving and was only about a quarter done, was finished in two days of having nothing to do.
It’s funny, normally on holidays my family drives me nuts, but so far so good and I’ve encountered most of them. My sister moved today, from the low-income housing the mental health facility had her living in to a nicer duplex across town. We drove off to help her and mom and my brother loaded all of her bags and boxes and the washer-dryer into Brother’s trailer. Helping, were a guy named Jonathon who had on a Superman shirt, and six little kids playing in the parking lot.
My brother is a boat captain, who has a huge-ass pick-up truck and listens to country music. He has a six year old, who’s too smart for his breeches (that’s a technical term).
We went and saw my nana, who’s gotten so she doesn’t want to leave the house (except to go get her hair done every Friday) in her old age (which she often reminds everyone is eighty-two, similar to the Eddie Izzard sketch, which I would link to, but it seems to only be on this cd: Definite Article track 4) and this is sad, because she was always independent.
Mom is amazing, if a product of her one-town Southern roots. My baby brother wants a puppy from Santa, which is precious. Our house smells like Christmas tree, a rather good feat for our tiny tree.
Maybe it’s because I don’t want anything but payments on my cards for Christmas…. (I’m definitely going to London and want them paid off from last year). Mom insisted on buying me stuff from Amazon, but that was her call. I’m just happy to be home with my bear nativity in the bathroom:
And time to read and knit.
I think I want to learn how to double knit socks…. just a thought.
Being home has never been so happy.