Saturday, December 13, 2008

Dressing the Christmas Tree

It's that special time of the year again that we as a family love so much. Amy came over last week and helped us dress the Christmas tree. This is an annual tradition every year we dress the tree together even though she has not lived at home for a long time now. Kim hands out the decorations and we put them on the tree.
I have been very busy with things lately including staying home with Kim because he is now at a stage where he needs someone at home with him to help with some things and also for company. And so dressing the tree was also a sad time this year for us.

I do manage to do some knitting however which I am thankful for because it gives me a break from all that's happening at home at the moment.

One of my Christmas knitting presents a scarf for my niece Tabatha is done. Amadeus our cat decided that he should help with the blocking after all he weighs 6.5kg that's 14lb 33oz. The Vet did suggest that he should be going on a diet plan. But if you've got a Siamese cat and when it is hungry you know how loud they can be and you have no other option but to feed it. My son and I just wondered how could the cat have been comfortable when some of the pins would have had to have been pushing into him. Perhaps all that padding he has helped.

And now for the scarf spec's:
Stitch Pattern used is from The Big Book of Knitting Patterns and used garter stitch around as the border.
Yarn: Noro Cash Iroha 3 Skeins
Needles: 5.5mm KnitPicks Harmony OptionsSize: 25cm x 156cm 10inch x 62 inch
This is the first time I've used this yarn and wow what a wonderful yarn it is. It's so soft and light on Ravelry I called it "User Friendly" because this yarn is a joy and pure pleasure to knit with. Gives excellent stitch definition too.
And a close up of the Fiesta Afghan I am knitting. I haven't done too much work on this but that's ok as I am not in a hurry to finish this.
Well that's it from me again. Hope you all have a great weekend!


monica said...

What a beautiful tree. Hopefully ours will go up this weekend as Christmas is just right around the corner.

Your scarf is beautiful and I am sure she will love it. And what a sweet kitty to "help" with the blocking. And I konw what you mean about their voice. My sister had a lilac and a chocolate seal point and they are loud.

You, Kim, and your family are in my prayers.

Melinda said...

It's a lovely time of year, isn't it? :)

Melinda said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! Yup - Satie got the ornament - and in the process knocked over the tree... Ah well, she's the best present really.