Ah, Monday: just the two of us, then? Christmas is finally ready to go back into the attic here at High In The Sky and the house is quiet. Our last guest left on Saturday, when Uncle Dave headed back to the States.
|...and he took his Christmas cardigan with him, bargain buttons and all|
We're never quite sure when we'll see him again, so Dave time means abandoning as much of everyday life as I can so that I have space to sit and talk. We always have a lot of catching up to do. He divides his break, usually, between here and the House of Little E, so, of course, not only does he have his own news to share: he can arrive with a whole new clutch of Little E stories too. Time for a quick one?
Little E loves animals, of all kinds, though he has his favourites, including one particular breed of dog. He owns a sweater with a picture of this dog on the front; and I found him a similarly adorned Christmas card. Which was A Good Thing given that on Uncle Dave's first morning there, Little E appeared in his room after a good night's sleep.
"Good sleep?" Uncle Dave asked.
"Ah, lovely," replied Little E with the satisfied sigh of a well rested man. "Because there is always a pug in my dreams."
Wait: I'm losing my focus, aren't I? This is Monday! It's memo day, it's mail day, what's new with you? day. And I do have some pleasant post to share. Though, I'll admit it, it's only truly excellent if you are into yarn (not a yarn, I've done that already). When I posted on instagram this picture of my new knitting project
|The pattern is the Crofthoose yoke by Ella Gordon, on Ravelry|
I asked for colour suggestions for the houses because I had ordered the main blue but nothing for the motif. At the end of last week I finally got round to choosing and my parcel arrived on Saturday
The satisfying thing about these little 25g balls is that at a couple of pounds each, I can play about with more colours than I need and use the leftovers for socks. I'm already thinking that it would be fun to make a different coloured sweater for each season.
So that's my mail: how about you? How was your weekend? Care to share? We'd love to hear. Make a memo, open that envelope, post about your post! And here's an idea (with very grateful thanks to Theresa, who pointed me in the right direction): if you are low on mail, how about taking part in International Correspondence Writing Month in February? It's worth thinking about..
Have a good week!
Deb, Ruth, Helena, Eileen, Alexa, Jane, Mary-Lou, Alexandra, Melissa, Krafty Karen, Maggie, Karen, Mitra, Theresa were are Mondayers last week. Go on, give 'em a wave!