It’s Yule!

Yule and the holiday party

For those that celebrate it, have a Blessed Yule!  We normally celebrate Yule with home baked goodies, gift opening, a light tour on our own around town, then setting up camp around the tree, leaving the lights of the tree on all night.  We haven’t a fireplace, so no Yule log for us, sad to say.  This year, though, the young manlets are at their father’s house, so our celebrations won’t happen until next weekend.

Last night was my coworker/friend’s annual holiday party.  I always have such a great time there because it is quite fun to watch people let their hair down.  I normally spend the evening hanging around my coworker’s best friend, who is just hilarious.  Every year in the past, he’s said something hysterically funny that just seems to set the tone for the whole party.  I tend to return home very sore because I’ve laughed so hard all night.  Mostly because of him, but I also have fun because I don’t drink.  It’s almost always entertaining to be the only sober person in a big party of folks getting ripped.  Sadly, my coworker’s friend moved out of state and there seems to have been a falling out between them, so he was not at the party.  I kind of felt like my right arm was missing for part of it, I hadn’t realized how much I enjoyed having him attach himself to me.  But there were a couple of other coworkers at the party who hadn’t been before and as the night wore on, we had more & more fun.  I still came home with sore abs from laughing, so it was great!  :D

Running & workouts

Blech, I was so bad yesterday!  I had found out that a sale on yarn was ending yesterday & I needed to get more…  so I went shopping first thing in the morning yesterday instead of going out for a run.  It turned into a near all day trip, as I was trying to find a top to wear to the party.  Add in a manicure/pedicure and a wee bit of gift shopping and I had no time to workout OR run!  *sigh*

Today the plan is to do a session of yoga this morning, then this evening, I’m going to have an easy run through the neighborhoods to check out everyone’s holiday lights!  That gives me all day to get my mp3 player working again & some new songs downloaded to it.

Probably it is a good thing I didn’t run yesterday, as my knees were twinging quite a bit last night.  I’ve got to take it slow & easy as well as definitely listen to my body.

Knitting/Crochet

I didn’t make any progress on projects yesterday, in terms of working on them.  I did, however, FINALLY snap shots of the various projects I have completed & got them updated in Ravelry!  I get annoyed with myself whenever I go to see my projects & there are a bunch that have no pictures.  Just a silly thing with me, I guess.  LOL

In yesterday’s travels, I found a package of mesh bags (at the dollar store – one dollar for 4 bags, w00t!).  Today I hope to get some laundry done & in the course of doing so, will be felting up the guys’ slippers.  I’m looking forward to see how they turn out in the felting process!  I’m not normally a big fan of felting, but I had the pattern & it really is a cute one.  Just perfect for them, I think.

Today I’ll be knitting on the Boyfriend Hat.  I’m planning that one for Dad.  I’m thinking I might make fingerless gloves for the young manlets, though hats might be ok with them, too.  Definitely socks for them, though.  They will definitely wear any socks I make for them, they actually seem to prefer the socks I make over store bought ones.  I just don’t know if I’m going to have time to finish everything!

Today’s Ravelry Search

Here are some shots from today’s Ravelry search:

Such a pretty table runner!

Such a pretty table runner!

LOVE the suns on this shawl & the colorwork is lovely

LOVE the suns on this shawl & the colorwork is lovely

This lovely pattern can be found on Etsy!

This lovely pattern can be found on Etsy!

CUTE stocking!

CUTE stocking!

What an adorable hat & the pattern is free on Ravelry!

What an adorable hat & the pattern is free on Ravelry!

Now, these would be a fun use for that glow in the dark yarn!

Now, these would be a fun use for that glow in the dark yarn!

This one of my favorite patterns for Yule.  I dont have time to get it done this year - I must buy the pattern for next year at some point!

This one of my favorite patterns for Yule. I don't have time to get it done this year - I must buy the pattern for next year at some point!

Balsam sachets - great use for leftover yarn & a nice little quick gift to make!

Balsam sachets - great use for leftover yarn & a nice little quick gift to make!

Happy Sunday & a Blessed Yule, everyone!

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Runner. Knitter. Geek. Vegetarian. Dog Lover.
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