I’m off to the post office in a few. Finished the socks for Uncle Billy last night. No time to wash and block. He’s a very fun Uncle and Great Uncle to my kids. He never married and has been an ordinary man his whole life. He tells great family stories. I feel like I know my Hungarian family more because of him than my own father. Perhaps, because he is younger than my dad and because of his storytelling flair.
His mother, my grandmother, was a knitter. You know how you knit a gift for someone and you just KNOW they are going to feel wonderful getting it? This is that great giving feeling. So as I rushed to knit these within a week, and I rush to get them in the mail this morning, I feel very Christmas ish about it all.
(Socks are Online Supersocke with Aloe Vera. 1870, 3078. The tag is in German. 75% schurwolle and 25% poly. ) They took longer because I ribbed the entire cuff. All that switching to purling slows me down.
Friends are coming up to see our family while they are in town, today. We played a great new game together last night. This is a fun game with easy instructions. Everyone grabs a book, it doesnt matter if it is a cookbook, a fiction, nonfiction etc. A card gives you a prompt and you all find a phrase a paragraph or even a word that fills the prompt. For example, a prompt was to find words to a country western song. I had the cookbook and all I could find was: substitute: “breasts instead of thighs” . IF you are looking for a good new gift for someone it is very amusing!
I should have time today to visit all your blogs and catch up. Wishing you some peace with a cuppa today, a memory from a Christmas past, and a connection with someone you only hear from this time of year!