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It’s Negative Outside; So I’m Knitting Inside.

I guess there is a cold front floating around.  For Montana, this means it’s been below 15 for a week.  (By the way, don’t complain about the cold in Montana; you will be seen as a wimp for the rest of your life.  You could be Macgyver but if you get a chill…  Make a coat out of paper clips and nail polish before you complain.)

When I get cold, I knit.  I don’t knit well, I just knit.  I’ve made one sweater.  I put it on and people laughed.  I guess I can gain 40 lbs and still wear it.

I like scarves.  They are long rectangles.  There is nothing tricky.  I have a lot of scarves.

But I’ve been wanting some matching hats.  Hats are tricky.  The actual knitting isn’t, but the sizing is.  I made one hat that I love but supposedly it’s a bit large as well.  I’ve been asked if I sell pot while wearing it.  (I request a medical card before I answer.  So far no one has had one.)

I stop knitting when it gets above 30.  No matter where I am in a project.  When you stop a project for 6 months, it can be difficult to pick it up again.  I usually end up with a gap in the tension.  Luckily that’s why there are decorative buttons.

I just pulled out my knitting again.  I have no idea what I was planning to make with the yarn I own.  It’s beautiful yarn but I have no idea why I have 2 skeins of red and one of orange.  And did I plan on wearing those together?

Would it be wrong to call the store I bought them from in January and see if the owner remembers me and the skeins I bought and why I bought them?  If she was a really good shop owner, shouldn’t she remember every single customer she has for, let’s say, a two year period?

This is why I never want to own a store.  It’s too much pressure.

What Exactly Constitutes the Christmas Spirit?

I’m taking a survey and I’m hoping you all agree with me because then I could tell my husband that tens of people agree with me.

Instead of baking homemade cookies that may not come out and some people may not like, I would like to deliver a plate of Pepperidge Farm cookies to all of my neighbors.

Everyone loves Pepperidge Farm cookies.  They have delicious gingerbread which is hard to do and they add peppermint to a bunch of stuff during this time of year.

The card would say: From our family to yours if we lived on a farm.  In the town of Pepperidge.

I think it would cause laughter and jealousy because everyone will wish they thought of it.  I mean, let’s be honest, no one WANTS to make 10 dozen cookies at Christmas.  We just want to look like amazing neighbors and make everyone love us.  (Especially if there’s a possibility our kid might pull out their flowers for Mother’s day.)

What do you think?  Is a plate of Pepperidge Farm cookies keeping within the Spirit of Christmas?  Would you like a plate?  (What’s your address?) 

I'd even put a store bought bow on it.

I’d even put a store bought bow on it.