Thursday, December 20, 2012

More Progress on Knitting project and almost finishing up Christmas decor

So, yup, I've been a busy lady of late. Besides working hard in clinic, decorating for Christmas, addressing Christmas cards to send out, I have progressed with some more knitting of a scarf.

Mr. Darcy is liking this alot. It's lambswool with dark brown mainly and avocado green flecks intermittently.
I last posted this 2 days ago:

and I felt I was getting nowhere BUT when I look at the pic I can see alot of progress.
Kinda like life. Someone told me long time ago and I certainly find it to be true: we don't live in the past, but we certainly have to take a look in the back mirror to see how far we've come to where we are going. That defines success. For success is not how rich we are or our place in society, it's how far one has come from where they started in the first place.
I've found that knitting has a very relaxing effect on me. Wish I had more time.
The scarf is cast on 21 stitches. It's a chunky yarn and I'm knitting every row for basically learning.
I know that I will knit, purl, knit, purl, another one after this.

On days like today, I think I will get alot done. It's pouring rain, cold and all I want to do is drink coffee and knit and watch a Christmas movie!
However, we have soooooooooooo much to do on the basement level to get Mr. Darcy's office set up.
He has quite the massive Presidential desk that is going to look great. He has been working to help me get it into a better living space.

And this day marks Mr. Darcy and my first month anniversary!!!

I ordered this ornament for our first tree. It's a 7 ft slim fir. The ornie was ordered from which is a GREAT gift site. They have wonderful deals and make the most memorable gifts of all you can imagine.
This ornie has our date on it.
I still am adding more ornaments today. I don't think I've ever waited so late to get my decorating complete but it's definitely surrounded with love and Christmas day is going to be special.
There are a few gifts under the tree. I still have wrapping to do. Mr. Darcy is quick. He wrapped his right guy!!!
Abbie's mat came in too.........she is already enjoying her Christmas giftie. Now she has a placemat to enjoy some people food for supper sometimes.
She especially enjoys potatoes and corn, and ham of late. :P
She is so funny this year. This is the first time she really has noticed a Christmas tree as I didn't have one last year. Occasionally at night she will walk over and put her nose up to an ornament like a deer.
And also she, for some reason, likes to take her food morsel by morsel over to enjoy eating it on the tree skirt.
I'm listening to Fox news this morning and see 2 really big storms coming through the north and south; hence, bringing our strong rains all day.
Everybody stay safe out there in your travels.
I see alot of the airlines in the north have canceled many flights and they are calling for alot of snow and they are expecting a white Christmas there.
 Continuing on to finish decorating the tree,


  1. Your scarf is looking great! I like the colors. I'm also a beginning knitter. It is a very relaxing hobby.
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Gear knitting progress and sweet decor
    Love cucki x

  3. Pouring rain here, but it's supposed to switch to snow tonight. Not before 50 mph winds though!! A mix of Spring storm and Winter storm.
    I'm knitting too, Finishing up another pair of socks and drooling over the hand-dyed sock yarns on Etsy.

  4. Your decorating is so beautiful, and the personalized ornament will be treasured, I'm sure. Abbie's new mat is too cute! I love your stories of her delightful antics.

  5. I always love stopping in here to visit Jennifer. Always fun, friendly and homey. Beautiful tree and decorations you have. Happy anniversary to you both.

    LindaLee from Cross’N My Stitches

  6. Your scarf is looking great! Your homestead always looks so warm and cozy. Have a wonderful Christmas, Jennifer!

  7. You scarf is coming along nicely. It looks like you have kept pretty even tension on it too.

  8. Love the scarf! great progress! And Happy one month anniversary!

  9. Your scarf will be so pretty and warm, when done.
    Great progress.
    What a cute ornament.
    Happy Anniversary!!
    Cute story about Abbie.
    Pat-Pat. :)

  10. I love what you say about success!!! Have a Merry Christmas


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