Monday, December 24, 2007

The Nutcracker and such....

It has been a delightfully dreary day outdoors today, and therefore perfect for knitting.

The rain this afternoon was a great counterpoint to The Nutcracker Suite and the clicking of the needles. I think I have watched it about a hundred times. Baryshnikov is amazing.

Today also turned out to be somewhat cultural, as I watched Amadeus afterwards. The Ovation channel managed to turn that film into a four hour event (with an encore following. Go figure.) I think this is the first biography that I experienced where the subject was not beatified by the author. Sort of a different contrast -- Mozart's heavenly music came from a man steeped in earthly pleasures and problems. And the story is told from the viewpoint of a rival, which makes it even more interesting. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.

The Christmas present is finished. The pinwheel sweater is still sans sleeves, but the body is complete and the edging is in progress.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Little lights on the tree...

And I am listening to one of the dogs ripping a squeaker from a toy, so it's not quite a 'silent night.' If she has her way, that pesky little bugger will be out in a little bit.

The dining room is a wreck with wrapping paper all over, so I spent a little time on Sunday ignoring the cleaning and knitting in the living room. It looks pretty festive with the tree twinkling in the corner. Peaceful even. Much progress occurred on the Christmas present (still in progress.) I will post a picture after the holiday, because I don't want to spoil the surprise.