Oh I am so in love with his blanket. Sharon at “farmgirlsam” blog on my sidebar told me the designers name for it. The designer is in the UK and I ended up paying for the pattern, but I think it will be worth it. It’s only available in hardcopy form, not digitally, so I ordered last night and hopefully it will be here within a week or two. There is a KAL for a shawl that I want to join with Kim over at Napiers Knits, after the sweater is done, but I think I’m going to start this blanket too. I can’t help it, for some reason it’s calling to me. I hope I can figure the pattern out!
I did finish the ninth block of the “12 blocks of Christmas KAL”. Please excuse the poor lighting. Remember I told you yesterday that the predicted snow hadn’t happened? Well, less than five minutes after I published the post it started snowing. And it has snowed on and off ever since, although it’s so warm none of it is sticking to the ground today. It still makes the lighting pretty bad inside so there are lots of shadows.
I have to stop looking online, because I also found this pretty blanket and pillows to drool over.
I think the colors that she chose are perfect. What is it with me and crochet lately? Everything I’m finding to make is crochet. Maybe it’s because I’ve been knitting so much and I’m ready for a change.
Tonight is Dennis’s company Christmas party. I always enjoy them. The food is amazing. Prime rib, ham, roast chicken and all the trimmings you could imagine. And then we play bingo for amazing prizes, including trips to Hawaii and 60 inch TVs! I have never seen a lot of drinking at these parties. It is really frowned upon. You are given one free drink ticket each, which we use for soda.
When we started going to the parties 25 years ago, there were 28 employees. This year there will be over 600 people there! We also used to win several prizes every year. We haven’t won anything for years and years now. :-) Tonight Dennis is being honored for 25 years of employment. They will do a speech about him and he will get some silver eagles for his years of service. I have to say that this has been and is a wonderful job for him and he enjoys it. It gave him the opportunity to travel all over the world, even though he is home a lot more now and rarely has to travel. That’s not to say he isn’t looking forward to retirement in a few years. We’re trying to find health insurance options for me since I am younger than he is. That is proving to be quite a huge hurdle and may cause him to have to work a lot longer than we would like or had planned.
Well I think that’s it for today. Thank you all for your information on posting. I had no idea that you could schedule when to publish a post. I wrote these posts each and every day in November, not knowing I could write them in advance and have them go online whenever I wanted them to. I am so technologically illiterate! I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend wherever you are.
“ I will give thanks to the LORD because of His righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD most high.” Psalm 7:17