Saturday, January 05, 2008

Happy Epiphany

I always think that it's OK to leave your Christmas lights up and some decorations a little into Epiphany. This year, since we had our first fake tree ever; I've decided to leave almost everything up it seems. My kids wouldn't let me turn the lights on outside last night, but the Christmas lights on the tree are still acceptable according to them!

So, before, I put all of my Christmas decorations away for another year, I thought I'd show off a couple of my knitting-related ones. I love when commercial items show a little respect for real knitting, including showing actual stitches so you can see them readily. I bought these two little sweater ornaments years ago before polymer clay was kind of popular to use with crafts. I'm thinking this year maybe I could make some myself.

I just ordered the little s'mores guy this week. I saw a little knitting s'more man on another blog and was envious, so to aleviate my envi-osity I thought I'd order myself one. They were sold out at Amazon, so I decided to order the little mitten one. I may not put him away for quite a while.

Russ is coming home tonight. I am very glad because the kitchen faucet is leaking and our fence blew down in our "gale-forced" winds we had last night....oh and I did miss him too. His dad seems to be making a remarkable recovery. I really thought he'd be staying for a funeral. I'm still so glad that Russ went back there. It sounds like it was stressful much of the time, but also good for him to see all of his family, and to show his dad how much he cares.


Anonymous said...

We went to Lunch at Famous Daves with Russ and some others...missed not having you there with us. We didn't get to see much of him at all. But we weren't allowed at the hospital....and that's where he was.....he was "special", so he was allowed to be one can go up today either...the move to the new room was rough. But Elroy is a miracle....not one doubt in my mind.

Have a joyous reunion...lucky Russ gets to return to do some plumb work, eh?


Julie said...

I'm so glad he's on his way home and that your FIL is doing better. What a relief to all of you. And not to change the subject too quickly but I absolutely love those sweater ornaments. They are too precious to only use once a year. I have my tree up still - and yeah, it's up because of the Feast of the Epiphany. Sure. It has nothing to do with me being too lazy (and busy) to take it down. I like your excuse better. Plus I'm waiting for this 60 degree weather we're supposed to have next week so I can get out and take down the outside lights.

Hege said...

Those little sweaters are so adorable!!

I'm glad your father in law is getting better.

marit said...

Our tree will be up for another week...taking it down on 20th day of Cristmas(there's a saying: 20.dag Knut jager jula ut)

So glad your father in law is recovering!
Happy New Year:-)

Wool Winder said...

The sweater ornaments are my favorite!

So glad to hear your father-in-law is improving!

TheBlackSheep said...

Glad to hear that your FIl is doing better! Wow. What a feat to recover from that.

Love the hat from your last entry. Nice story too :D

And thank so much for the yarn! I'm going to have to come up with something special for it. It's one of those that I can't knit into just any old thing.