Friday, December 19, 2008

Only Six Days 'Till Christmas ... or, alternate title, Trying Not to Freak Out Friday!


Next year I will knit gifts throughout the year ... next year I will knit gifts throughout the year ... next year I will knit gifts throughout the year ...

A half finished hat for my son

I thought I started early enough. I was wrong. I'm still in the middle of this hat, a brother-in-law scarf and an elephant. I also have one more lucy bag to go. Then there is the question of my sister's Au Pair; someone I've never met but who will be at my parents for Christmas. I don't want her to feel left out. Do I give her bulbs? A cloth grocery bag? Do I have time for another pair of fuzzy feet?

Today packages were shipped back East; felted bags, handmade lotion bars and grocery bags. Cards have been sent; complete with holiday DVDs.


And no, I don't have my computer back. The dvds were made on this old but capable beast. It took a long time. A long long time. Everything takes longer. But I've figured out how to make things work. Right now I'm burning additional dvds, blogging and knitting. I knit during the inevitable computer pauses.

There is also a silver-lining to creating the dvd project on this beast. I discovered some videos the kids took with their still cameras. The papa and I are not so good about videotaping. These videos are grainy and have no sound but I love them. How could I not add them to the holiday dvd? Here is a sneak peek ...


video

Now I'm off. I have to provide taxi service, shower and go to work. Here's wishing you and yours a stress-free fruitful pre-holiday weekend!

6 comments:

Gayle said...

What a great find on the beast computer! The videos are great! Good luck with finishing your gifts.

Bridge said...

THAT is joyful! I love it.

Jamie said...

Aww, your kids are so cool. What a special find.

earthmama said...

GREAT video! I love the music too! Great start on the hat and the DVD's are also looking mighty spiffy! You are so ahead of the game. It's all relative, isn't it. Your ideas and sensibility are the best! Thanks again.

Nihal said...

Shalet, wishing you a Merry Christmas and joyful holiday season to you and yours.
*Happy New Year 2009.

Liss said...

Merry Christmas