Monday, December 12, 2011

I Made it Monday: Socks, Snowman, Swag Bucks and Cinema (sort of?)

After my first trial pair, and the the pair for my mom, I got some brightly colored yarn and worked up a nice pair for myself.  They kept me busy backstage while the play was going.  I love their brightness, their mismatch-iness, their warmth.  I like that I can knit socks now.  It makes me feel pretty awesome.  Now ends of the other extremities, I have a pair of mittens almost done for my little sister.  

Stinky helped me whip up this guy, this week, too.  I kind of think he's adorable, AND I cleaned off the front of my fridge.   Plus, it's all felt, so it's going into a baggie and will be ready for next year.

This week is bringing about some changes for us.  I don't know how much I want to write about it, but it's not been an easy time.  We'll get through it.  It'll be good.  I'm working on my swagbucks a lot to keep under budget for Christmas gifts.    We enjoyed movie nights with friends and themed food:

A Christmas Story: "Who's Mommy's Little" piggies in blankets and "OooooHHH  Fudge"

Elf:  A snowflake cutting party, with our take the four elf food groups (candy, candy corn, candy canes and syrup).  We did waffles w/syrup, candy, and candy canes, but left out the candy corn and brought in lots of bacon.


earwaxtasteslikecrayons said...

Socks=super impressive.

Also, you are a super rad mom. I love that you consciously plan and make things special for your family. Good work!

Elizabeth said...

I like the socks and the snowman! Way cute. And I like the idea of themed food with your movie. We got a box of Christmas Story "F-f-f-fudge" the other year and I kept the box cause it was so funny! Sorry things haven't been the easiest lately, hope it gets better.

balloongal said...

You're doing a great job. I really love that snowman on the fridge and it's wonderful that you and Stinky got to do it together. He's going to remember that one. Keep up the good work. Love the bright socks.