Understandably, knitting and reading have slowed up quite a bit this week. The birth of little Ingrid here at home last Friday have allowed us some lovely time alone as a family, though and we have enjoyed it. Knut's dad picked us a Christmas tree for us, which K and I put up last night after the big kids' Christmas concert. We plan to decorate it tonight.
The concert was Ingrid and my first venture out, and it went really well. We kept it short and sweet. I was grateful that it was rescheduled from last Saturday due to weather. I wouldn't have been able to see them sing without that freezing rain!
As you see, I keep plugging away at Knut's Christmas mitten. I'm pretty much done with the knit-in lining for it, and all that's left is the thumbs...and the left mitten. I've had another non-knitting present I've been working on in the evenings that I can't write about on the blog for obvious Christmas-y reasons. I finished that as well, so the rest of the evenings until Christmas can be me just sitting on the couch and knitting as Knut snuggles Ingrid and we'll finish up watching Season 2 of Downton Abby before Season 3 comes out in January.
No reading these days, besides readers with David. He's bringing me books all the time now, and I've gotten him started on Magic Tree House series. Silje was emotionally spent after a weekend at Grandmas, and needed some regrouping. She loves being at Grandma's so much, but I don't think she gets much alone time over there and I think we let her spend 1 day there too long and she got homesick. Plus there have just been some adjustments with the new baby. I have a stash of books that I buy on impulse that I hide until she seems to need a pick-me-up, so I pulled out A Wrinkle in Time from my secret stash which was one of my all time favorite books from childhood. I was thinking she wouldn't be old enough to read it yet, but I asked her to give it a try.
She perked up right away at the sight of a new book, and she hasn't really put the book down since besides to sigh and say "This is the best book ever!"
Linking up with Ginny's Yarn Along, and enjoying her posts on Advent. I love the reminders to prepare our hearts for the real meaning of it all.