1, 2, 3, 4 . . . Tell Me That You Love Me More

Oh T, I love your organizational goodness happening in the den! It made me want to visit the IKEA website during work hours. I managed to hold back, but plan to do some surfing when I get home.

This week, I had a lovely evening once again with friends. J threw a log into the fireplace, and the living room was brightly lit and toasty – perfect conditions for knitting and catching up. The children were appropriately pooped from a long studious day spent at school, and apart from the endless chatting going on, the house was peaceful. Tea and coffee was served along with some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and orange & cranberry shortbread. It was quite delightful. I could host these gatherings all the time if I didn’t feel like such a hog about it. I really enjoy not having to go out on the roads after the hoopla trying to get home from work each night. It’s definitely worth any trouble I go to. One might say that washing the kitchen floors and cleaning the bathroom sink should be done on a regular basis, and if I hold all the weekly gatherings, I guess it will become routine. I like that the house is always cleaner after company comes.

The Knitty Winter Surprise is up! The three bonus patterns look very pretty, especially the skirt. It made me think of T’s skirt which I hear is progressing quite nicely. I received my Robyn’s Nest order of three hanks of Louet Gem fingering weight merino wool in teal last night, and I am over-the-moon thrilled with how soft the wool is and how deep the colour is. It’s perfect for my Woodland Shawl. And to top it off, it’s superwash! Woo-hoo! I also ordered some sport-weight Briggs & Little wool in a bright turquoise that El said looked ‘cool’ – maybe some pre-teen socks? What are pre-teen socks? I have no idea. I just made that up.

I am sipping the most wonderful cranberry tea. I just called home, and B told me that she tooted. Oh, to be 5 again!