It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

Earlier this year I ‘adopted’ a forum on Ravelry that had become pretty much defunct. It’s now a busy, though small community of folk, who have become friends over the past six months or so.

One of the things we do as a group is to Knitalong together – so far we’ve had a shawl KAL, one for UFOs and a Frankie’s Blankie one. We’re using the last part of the year for a Blitzalong – or in more common parlance ‘a KAL for the overcommitted’. It’s proving a real hit so far. Folk have made a list of the things they want to get through before the end of the year, and we’re sharing our progress, encouraging each other (and probably adding things to our own lists when we someone else’s lovely work!)

I’ve got a shawl that needs to come off the needles, but with 450+ stitches, and having got to the beading on the border, I need to do that when there are no distractions. In the first couple of weeks i’ve managed to get a couple of sets of hat & fingerless gloves done (I need 15!), finish off the first drafts of a couple of biographies that I had stalled on, and this afternoon, have put the last of four Christmas cakes in the oven.

In other news, I’ve been introduced to genealogy ‘do over’, which is looking likely to be a major project soon, and I may have succumbed to join a gnomalong…..

This year’s reading challenge is becoming somewhat ‘challenging’. I’m determined to complete it, but have decided that next year I’ll choose my own categories 😉

Visited the new dentist this week – she’s lovely, but seems to regard me (or my teeth, at least) as a personal challenge.  Still not sure how two teeth that have caused me no problems at all seem to be prime targets for removal.  Hey ho.

In the mean time, glorious smells are emanating from the kitchen, and it’s definitely beginning to smell like Christmas.

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