1. I realized that Ravelry has another great purpose (or at least it does this holiday season), I can load and keep track of my gift knitting without the recipients ever being the wiser!
2. Gift knitting will be light this year. I don't think I could go a whole season without doing any, but I've selected a few people because inspiration has been kind to me.
3. I've got three of the four gift projects started. And the fourth is just waiting for the right project/yarn combo to get sorted out.
4. My local "Self Storage" turned itself into "Elf Storage" this week by taking out their 'S' light. This is a proud annual tradition and now it signals the start of the holiday season for me.
5. As Nonnahs showed earlier this week, it is always nice to have your knitted items appreciated. And sometimes you even get an opportunity to see that appreciation in a way you never expected. I present Exhibit A:
What you are looking at is a moving box of a friend of mine, the same friend who was the recipient of the Gryffindor scarf I made last year. I am completely honored that the scarf wasn't just included in his "clothes", but actually got it's own itemization "HP scarf". And although I am sad to see him leave San Diego, I'm glad he is going someplace he will be able to use this scarf more!
6. I was Daedalus for Halloween to Nasus's K's Icarus. We made everything. I even made the toga/robes out of cheap Ikea sheets. I decided to take the fact that no one really seemed to think anything of the costumes as a complement (i.e.: they thought we bought them).
(Mim, you would have been so proud ;-)
7. Our costumes were part of our random-annual office nerd olympics. Competition is in full force and we are currently in the lead. (Yay!) The costumes were connected with our team name "Broken Wings". We thought it was clever, but apparently others not so much.
8. I am trying to get a submission of Jenny photos turned into the Daily Grown-Up Puppy.
9. If ever there was a grown-up puppy, it's Jenny. She rarely acts her age and only her sensitivity to heat gives her years away.
10. And finally, speaking of Jenny's age...she's going to be 10 on Sunday (which also happens to be her favorite day of the week)! She's as beautiful as ever, I say! The gray just adds to her spunk and vitality. Happy (early) birthday, Jenny!