i refuse to go out to shop

Today is Boxing Day, and that means SALES! Some crazy people, like my father, go out and line up at Future Shop at 6 am in the hopes of getting a doorcrasher or something. But not me! I refuse to be trampled by the crowds!

…I did buy some yarn online last night that’s on Boxing Day sale, though. I managed to wait all month for this from RedBirdKnits! 40% off everything that’s left in stock for the next 2 days. I bought a cone of JaggerSpun Wool/Silk in Steel and one 1/4 lb skein in vanilla. I wanted to buy more, like some sock yarn, but I restrained myself.

Christmas Day was fun, but there was definitely a different vibe this year. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, I don’t know. We had all the family over for dinner, and it was really nice to chat with my cousins (that are the same age). I even got knitting done – I worked up one ball of the Luxury Collection bulky alpaca that I bought the other day into a skinny mistake rib scarf. It needs some more length from the second ball, but it’s getting nice and long.

I also finished one legwarmer (the KSH and classic wool ones). It didn’t quite take a whole skein of each of the yarns because I didn’t make it super long, so I guess I should cast on the second one with what remains of those skeins before I open up the second skein of each. Oh, and I also got through the pinky and half of the ring finger of my Koigu glove (which I hadn’t worked on in awhile) and even managed a few rows on the must have. Wow! I’ve done a lot of knitting the last few days!

And most importantly, my knitted gifts were well received. Four people (out of six) were wearing their presents to dinner yesterday, and everyone loved the penguins! Hooray!






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