My sister and I decided that we would tell each other what we wanted for Christmas this year since we are both convinced that the other is the hardest person in the world to shop for.
I asked for this:
Barbara Walker's classic Treasury of Knitting book
My sister gave me a hard time.
Suzie: "A stupid knitting book?? That's what you want for Christmas? Is that the best you can come up with?"
Me: "She who asks for a Worm Farm can't really be scoffing at my request for a Knitting Book, can she??"
Side Note: Yes. My sister really wanted a Worm Farm for Christmas.
I think her friend David, who she has been friends with since junior high, had the best comment:
David: "What the hell has gotten into you both? You scare me! One is asking Santa for a Knitting Book and the other wants a worm farm? Are you mad? Have you both lost your minds? A knitting book! A worm farm? You want a worm farm? Please... I'm going to have to order a second bottle of wine with breakfast if you keep this nonsense up any longer..."
Well, Santa did OK. I got my knitting book and Suzie got her worm farm.
Start of a scarf - the first project combining two patterns from the book
No news yet on the worm farm is coming along...or if David opened that second bottle of wine...