I figured I should pop by the old blog and say hi. I've been busy doing a whole lot of not much. Christmas came and went and I survived a lot of family gatherings. It was good to see people I don't see very often, check out how much kids have grown, catch up on the dramas and just hang out and play a few games of cards with the gang (we were 26 at Christmas dinner). Then I stayed with Mom at her place after everyone left; partly because Emma was sick again (poor thing) and partly to keep her company since this is her first Christmas without Dad.
Then Mom brought us back to Toronto and we hung out here for a few days. I didn't get to the kitchen painting choosing instead to do another cull of stuff. I spent a day in the basement throwing stuff away and plan a few days with the kids going through their things as we integrate the Christmas haul back into the house. Nothing very exciting, but it is something that feels good to do.
No yarn or knitting related things for Christmas, but that's okay, I really feel like I have everything I need right now in that department--I have lots of nice yarn, plenty of needles, lots of patterns and not enough time so I'm good for now.
I didn't knit much. Grey Mist is progressing--I have about 6 rounds until I split the body and the sleeves. This means I won't have 500ish sts on the needles and I can enter the realm of pretty mindless stockinette. I haven't decided if I will do waist shaping yet since I'm pretty straight anyway and I don't notice it in my commercial knits (and right now I'm lazy so I'm not deciding). No pictures either--remember, lazy.
The only bad part is I've noticed my hands are getting sore and I need to change to another project at a larger gauge for a bit. Bird in the Hand mittens!
Tonight we party to welcome 2008 and after that I'll be back to organizing the house, plotting further home improvements (which means at least one trip to Ikea) and more lovely loafing. I'm not going to want to go to work in a week.