Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Waiting Game

What have I been up to this month? Not a whole lot. At the moment I'm trying hard to wait for gall bladder surgery without going nuts. It's scheduled for this Wednesday, which is rotten timing, but we did get to sing in the choir concert last Sunday, the gifts have all been mailed, the cards almost done, and I've been working on the Advent Calendar scarf which is guaranteed to keep one's mind (and fingers) occupied. (See the sidebar for the link. Almost all of the days are there, and you can join me in being behind!) Fortunately I was able to help decorate a table for our Christmas Dessert event at church. It's always a fun way to begin the holiday season and time out from the hustle and bustle to focus on the real reason for celebration.

This is a dark and rainy month for us in the Northwest. Even the cats are noticing. The "Register Wars" are in full force.

We haven't figured out why this is the favored register, but it's almost always occupied by one or the other of our furry felines.

Lots of projects have been finished. I made a another companion for Mr. Popper. A cardinal is awaiting another wing; maybe that'll happen tomorrow.

Lots of knitting happened during our Thanksgiving trip. The Mystery Socks are finally finished. I just love the yarn color, hydrangea, and unfortunately it's no longer available.

Sophia's sweater is complete and fits. Hurrah.

David requested a "Ginger Hat" when he saw the "Mocha Hat" I made last fall. It's kind of big, but he deemed it "perfect" which makes this Oma very happy.

We must have mailed our packages too soon because some have already been opened, but that means I can share them. That'll be another post because my scarf is calling. I'm only just starting Day 6, and this is day 19. Yikes!


Tammy said...

beautiful knitting!! The table setting is just gorgeous!

Wendy said...

The knitting is so lovely and your table scape is great! Hope your surgery goes well and you have a speedy recovery. Sending up prayers for you and sending you a hug.

Rian said...

David knows a good hat when he sees one. Excellent!

Good luck with your surgery. Timing is everything, innit.

Linda said...

Hi Judy are such a brilliant knitter! Sophia's sweater is perfection :-)
Hope all goes well for you this week. Sending love and good wishes.

Kathy said...

Hi Judy,
The sweater and socks and hat are all wonderful. You have been busy. Good luck with the surgery, hope you are blogging again real soon.

jb said...

We'll be thinking of you on Wednesday, Judy. Praying for a speedy recovery and a nice, relaxing holiday for you. Merry Christmas! Love you.
jill and keith and girls

Anonymous said...

David's hat may look too big today, but you know how fast little boys grow. By January it will probably be a perfect fit! LOL

Good luck on Wednesday. I'm betting you won't miss that old gall bladder at ALL!!!

Your tables at the church dinner are beautiful. So classically icy looking with all the crystal.

Neuroknitter said...

What a festive and lovely tablescape!! Perfect for dessert!!

Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery from your surgery! I'll be sending healthy vibes to you on Wednesday!!

All of your knitting is awesome! That little sweater for Sophia is adorable!! And David is adorable in his hat!

Dorothy said...

Your table setting is absolutely beautiful! Our knitting group has decided to do the Advent Scarf as a year-long project. Two patterns per month. Should get some of our lace newbies introduced to lace knitting. Will be thinking of you this week and praying for successful surgery and uneventful recovery.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I'll be sending positive thoughts and enery to your team on Wednesday, and cyber hugs and get well wishes to you!

Your dessert table is beautiful - reflecting the Reason perfectly! Glad you were able to get the performance in before...

Love seeing your wee ones all snug in their goodies...

Be well, my friend.

Micki said...

Your knitting items are exquisite! Good luck on the surgery and have a wonderful Christmas!

hakucho said...

That sweater is precious!

Good luck with your surgery, Wednesday. Sure hope you can enjoy the holidays a little bit :)

Barbara C said...

Good luck with your surgery. I hope you have a quick recuperation.

Your knits are lovely, as usual. It looks like the kids were happy to get the early gifts.

Prairie Thistle said...

Hope your surgery goes well and recovery is quick.

I love the socks and the sweater is beautiful.

Our heat registers are too high for Toby to commandeer, but he and I battle over the down comforter on the bed.

Lapplisor said...

Thank you for your nice Christmas wishes.
I wish for you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year -
with good health, and plenty of time for your grandchildren, and hobbies.
Christmas greetings

Janet said...

Your knitting looks wonderful. What terrific gifts! I'm late in catching up on posts. I hope you're doing well and resting for the holidays.

Kathy A. said...

Oh my girl. I am sorry to hear you are under the weather. Hope that gall bladder surgery goes quick, fast and successful.
Take care and I wish you the merriest of Christmases.
P.S. Check out the Sanman board for 12 Days of Christmas

Wendy said...

Hope you had a fabulous Christmas!!! We have been crazy busy. But I still love your blog and Mr. Popper and friends are so adorable!!! Big Hugs and Happy New Year!!!