Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas to All!

Merry Christmas to All!

My kids all come home today and we do our big family get together tonight.  They will show up at various times throughout the day, when they are done work and we will feed them  and drink them and gift them till they are giddy.

I don't know what the next year holds, where the next Christmas will be or what the heck I will be doing, but where ever and whatever it is, my kids will be there, and that is enough.  I used to think that Christmas had to stay the same and that it couldn't be better than when I was a child but then I had kids and it was different and it kept on being Christmas, just different.  And so it will after this.  My kids will be here and that is enough.

In every deep darkness, there is some happiness if you look for it.  It might not be what you expected, and it might not be what your heart of heart wants, but it will be there.  You just have to let it come in.

A quick note for Christine, cast on 40 stitches, and k1, p1 around till it is long enough then add 1 gusset stitch every other row, keeping in k1, p1 pattern, till there are 20 gusset stitches, cast on 3 stitches to complete the thumb circle and k1,p1 till the thumb is long enough, then pick up your work around and pick up and knit 3 in the 3 cast on stitches and k1,p1 till it is long enough.  Not a pattern, because my batteries were dead on all but this desktop computer and I wasn't knitting by it!  It is what you do when you can't get to Ravelry.

I think I will be taking a break over the holidays.  My mom and my brother and sisters will have the pain pleasure of my company and I will have internet connection only if my brother remembers the password to mom and dad's router.  Or if I go to Tim's for coffee.

I am planning on taking along a sweater to finish and will take along another that needs reworking so I will have plenty of good knitting while I am gone.  And if I am lucky, I will get to stop at the yarn store in Saskatoon too.  

If I do get connection I will post a quick note, and if I don't know that I will be thinking of you.  Thank you all so much for reading and being there.  

So to finish as I started, 

Merry Christmas to all
and to all a Good Night.


Christine said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks for the pattern notes. :-) All is calm around here -- my baking is finished, the house is on its way to being clean enough for company tomorrow, and I'm just trying to complete a second sock for my dad. (Would it be bad to knit at church?)

Jessica Stevens said...

Merry Christmas Mommy Needles from your adoptive family in Texas.