Monday, November 28, 2005

Something bit me

Call it the holiday spirit or utter insanity, but somehow I got the itch to decorate for the holidays and now my house is all "festive-ish" as hubby likes to call it while he purses his lips like he just sucked on a lemon and waves his hands about in an obscene manner.

These things - peaberries, pepperberries, cranberries, pyracanthus berries or whatever -- they're all over my house and for some reason I can't get enough of them.

You remember how I said that I "don't decorate" for the holidays beyond a basket of pumpkins, right? Well, move over pumpkins and make way for the entourage of festive-ness. I've now got a pepperberry wreath on the door, pyracanthus boughs gracing my mantle, a poinsettia on the hearth, a candle farm and pepperberry arrangement on the armoire and a new red throw on the couch. It practically screams holiday festivities in my living room!

Who do I have to blame/thank for all this -- my mother in law. In a good way. She came to town over Thanksgiving and filled my head with visions of sugar plums and sh*t (we're spending Christmas with her, like I said before),got me all revved up for fun holiday stuff and now I'm running wild with the wreaths and berries and my husband is wondering where his holiday hating wife went.

Well here she is, America, and I haven't even had any sugar yet! Afraid? Me too. Here's a photo of the fireplace. Not too festive-y, right? Notice I'm not showing photos of all the decor -- shameful.

Oh, and I finished the dreaded double knit ski hat with amazing results. It is probably one of the nicest things I've knitted. So fully reversible and so fully warm and cozy. And nearly free of naughty mistakes! I broke down and let hubby try it on and, I must say, it came out quite good. Here's hubby modeling it for you -- both sides!

Blue with grey stripe

Grey with blue stripe

It takes some doing, but the results are so worth it.

1 comment:

  1. heee heee. Love that you've got the spirit! Just wait. Andy may have it next year too. Especially with that fab hat. (And seriously, why is he posing that way. I san still see your eyes man!)


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