Emma is home sick and I'm home with her and happy for it. I'm not happy she's unwell, poor thing, but having another day at home, an unplanned day at home is a great opportunity to catch up on things.
I spent the weekend catching up on the other stuff of life, buying the kids winter boots (if you haven't done this, go now--all the sizes are gone, I mean gone), getting the coat thing sorted out, laundry groceries, birthday parties, stair stripping (7 done, 7 to go) and I don't know what else, but it made me tired when I plopped on the couch at 10pm to watch Myth Busters and then Robot Chicken.
About the coats. I didn't get just one, I got two. Having my mom to shop with really helped. She's a great shopper and enabler. She bought me the dressier fall or not-so-cold-day winter coat
(mine is Brown, all the info is here). The hood comes off and makes it a snazzy fall coat that's perfect for right now. It is also the perfect coat for the Earth Stripe Wrap. Thanks Mom!
I bought the super down filled puffy coat (Eddie Bauer, good basic stuff).
I got style and substance (but you knew that about me already ;) ).
I also finished Sherbie. Well, it was almost finished in the wee hours before I left for Rhinebeck but I didn't like it so I didn't bring it (good thing, it was tropical that weekend). I actually still have one side of the zipper to backstitch (I do an overcast on the edges and then back stitch the middle) but since I have time now, I figured some FO pictures were in order.
It's warm, technically well knitted and okay, but I don't really love it. It looks great on my mother in law who is larger and more curvy than me since the ribs hug her the right way. And it looks great on my very tiny mother, since it's oversized on her. But on me, I'm feeling meh.
I know that all over rib doesn't suit me, so I'm not sure why I made it since it makes me look all over ribbed. Adding horizontal stripes doesn't help the matter.
But it is warm and looks good on other people so if I don't keep it, someone has a nice Christmas present.