Saturday, December 22, 2012


Yup, we’re still here. So much for ancient predictions, huh? What I think is hilarious are all the people who actually take these things seriously! I mean really. A calendar date is just a human construct. It’s really just another day. On the other hand, in the Real World we’ve just passed the solstice and we’re on our way towards more light. Yeah I know. Only a few seconds a day at first. But it’s a positive move and I’ll take it! There’s enough doom and gloom to go with the false sparkle of this time of year. I even saw the sun for a few minutes yesterday. It was lovely! However we didn’t go to the lantern parade last evening. The walking around here is still awfully slushy and cold. Maybe next year.

I finished some knitting:

Leafy Nikolai Scarf


Begun: November 10, 2012

Completed: December 19, 2012

Yarn: Newton's Yarn Country Happy Feet, green multi, 100% superwash wool, 1800 ypp, leftovers from several projects, used approximately 325 yds.

Pattern: Nikolai by Marysia Nodzykowska, reversible scarflet, free pattern on Ravelry.

Comments: This was a replacement scarf for the Many Mosques Shawl which never worked out properly because it curled unacceptably. I liked this one a lot! It was easy to memorize and easy to knit. Even though I prefer stockinette the results are quite attractive and reversible which makes it easy to wear. Success! Now I have to get up the nerve to frog the MM shawl. Phooey.

The craziness begins! We’ll be running around to various family members’ houses in the next few days. I have a few foodstuffs to contribute so I’d better make sure I have the wherewithal to make them. Probably everyone and their great aunt will be at the shops today so I hope I don’t need much. We’re heading first to the Winter Farmer’s Market on a hunt for more red kuri squashes. T-Man and I cooked our last one yesterday for dinner. Soooo yum!

Ooh. Did I mention we went to see the Hobbit movie? Fantastic. I didn’t think the beginning was at all too slow as others have complained. I loved the detail. On the other hand, I thought the more exciting bits were too much like a video game and took me out of the reality. I kept thinking “But they’d never survive a fall like that without at least a few broken bones”! I’m such a mom. I guess if they make it more realistic everyone would complain that it was boring, right? Sheesh. In the end, I was a little disappointed that I have to wait another year for the next part of the story but at the same time I’m glad there’s more to look forward to.


RebeccaHoward said...

Hehe. Excellent comment on your post from anonymous. Couldn't have stated it better myself. Where do these comments come from???

shams said...

That scarf is exquisite!

Sharon in Surrey said...

And what was that comment all about???? Anyway, love the shawl!! And made out of sock weight yarn?? After this one, frogging the bad one should be easy. Did you see all the hype about buying into condos built in missal silos to survive THE END?? I still laugh about Y2K. Glad to have your impressions of the Hobbit movie. I loved the Hobbit book but just never could get through the rest of the series at all. I'll have to go see the movie!

Ev said...

Love the scarf! Louisa, I wanted to take a moment to wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas season and a very happy 2013. I also want to let you know that I consider you one of my 'net friends. Thank you for your friendship and your blog postings. I always read them and enjoy them, even though I don't comment very often. Hugs!

Monica (aka monnibo) said...

The scarf looks lovely!! I felt similarly about The Hobbit movie. Happy Holidays Louisa!

KC said...

I love the scarf! Have a great holiday.

Louisa said...

Sorry about that. I deleted the spam! Somehow it slipped through the filters.

Thanks so much for your sweet comments, my dears! A Very Happy Holidays to you and yours.

pao said...

I love the opening bit of your post. Too funny. And your scarf is just exquisite. A great way to celebrate still being here. Haven't seen the Hobbit yet, but plan to. Loved the book way back in college.

Louisa said...

Thanks, Pao. I am forever amazed at the behaviour of supposedly intelligent educated people. You just have to laugh!