Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Keeping Busy

Oh, my goodness, is this holiday season getting away from anyone else? It’s been nonstop here.

On the bright side, between school holiday programs and waiting rooms for checkups I’ve been able to get quite a bit of knitting done despite our busy schedules. On the not-so-bright side — literally — the short days and rainy weather seem to be conspiring against me taking any progress photos.

I’m still knitting away on my Diamond Pullover. The front and back pieces are done, leaving me with about a sleeve and a half to knit before I can sew the sweater together. I still hope to have it ready in time for Christmas. Or maybe New Year’s Eve.

The projects that I knit as gifts earlier in the year — a Dingle Hat, two Scandinavian Hats, and a pair of Meida’s Mittens — have been wrapped and mailed. I can’t wait to hear whether the recipients like them.

Our home is decorated for Christmas, and we’ve begun food preparations. I spent so much time kneading a troublesome batch of dough for chruścik, a sweet crisp Polish pastry, that my activity tracker registered it as a cardio workout and said I hit my step goal.

Chruscik or Chrusciki dusted with powdered sugar
Dusted with powdered sugar, chruścik are also known as “angel wings.

This week will likely be just as busy, with end-of-semester projects and exams followed by wrapping gifts and baking cookies. It’s still making, just a different kind: making merry and making memories.

I wish you the best in all that you’re making as 2018 draws to a close.

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