But I learned about something this weekend that puts all of that in perspective. Therefore, this Monday morning and the prospect of working four days (while everyone else seems to be out of school/off of work already) for once doesn't seem so dour.
Plus more Christmas frippery knitting seems to be helping.
This weekend I finished a knit Christmas tree.
Pattern: Oh Christmas Trees by Moltingyeti
Needles: US4 DPNs
Yarn: Some Caron Simply Soft my Youngest Younger Brother gave me for Christmas a few years ago.
Notes: This was a cool pattern. I liked the way it was written. It seemed a little weird at first, but when I actually stopped to read the instructions, it was pretty clear. Ha ha!
I did not make a fourth tier or a stump/skirt for my tree. A fourth tier would have put too many stitches on my needles. I suppose I could have switched to circular needles, but I was feeling lazy.
I stuffed the bottom of the tree with popcorn to give it some heft and plopped it in front of my Santa lamp* for display.
Unfortunately, Mr. Mooch seems to think that the Christmas tree is his and therefore I keep finding it all over the house.
So far so good for pushing out the jive and bringing in the Christmas love!
*My mom and any siblings reading this will recognize that Santa lamp. If I remember rightly, it was one of the first Christmas decorations my mother bought when she went out on her own as an adult. This isn't hers, but it's the same type of lamp. I got a wild notion last year that I wanted one of my own and went trolling on the internet for one under $20.