As part of our knitting group's holiday party, we also had a voluntary ornament exchange. Participants each brought a wrapped ornament and throughout the evening they were passed to the left or right on cue, which was a word or phrase. Finally, Jean (a teacher) read us a story about the "little one" (the cue) and then she gave the book to Ann, a gift she can read to her own "little one" next year. My ornament was from Eileen and it will definitely add some sparkle! It seems shinier than a mirror, if that's even possible, and I love it. It also made for some phun with photography! Heh, that's the chandelier-of-many-lampshades over my kitchen table in focus on the left, showing some of its bling, and also a new view of my wonderful beadboard ceiling. I also won the ruby votive door prize. Fun was had by all. That Ann sure knows how to throw a party!
I had a good time with the ladies of the (book) club last night at the English pub. I had a chocolate martini (of unknown heritage), followed by a couple of Chicago beers, and then we all sipped and shared a Beefeater martini -- a mistake the bartender made -- and whoa! I used to drink a little gin back in the day (gin & sour w/a twist), so I didn't find it as offensive as
some everyone else. You could put one of those under the Christmas tree for a pine scent, though!
I unpinned the shark mitts and the slipper sock tops from the blocking board yesterday. Did I mention a finished Tudora? I need to find a button, but the knitting was finished on Sunday. That's the last time there was any knitting done around here! While I have nearly all of Christmas and year-end stuff taken care of as far as shopping and pick ups and deliveries, I have done nothing with my house, the laundry pile is reaching monumental proportions, the vacuum cleaner is looking forlorn, and there are some projects that need finishing. I think I shall forego tonight's last tango (of the year) and stay home for a change -- I've been such a party animal this week!