Last night we lit the first Chanuka candle. Then good food, and I managed not to eat a sufganiya (jelly doughnut).
Kidlet’s a little old now for the silly songs. So we had different songs. For first night we gave kidlet Adam Lambert’s new disc – “For Your Entertainment” – and we had great fun listening! Kidlet and I danced, and she tried desperately to teach partner to dance. Partner made a valiant effort, but kidlet felt it just didn’t make the grade, ah well. Partner received Susan Boyle’s first disc, which made her very happy.
And me? I got Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s “Never Not Knitting” calendar!!!! A new knitting gem each day from the Yarn Harlot!!!
A wee sample:
March 3rd: Truly, knitting has three enemies: shrinking, moths, and that force of destruction that only knitters know as a peril . . . Velcro.
March 19th: You know you knit too much when… you hear a neighbour ask your kid if you’re around, and your kid replies, “I don’t know where my mother is, but I know she’s knitting.”
July 21st: I have come to believe that swatches are not actually small samples of knitting that you use to measure gauge. (If they were, they would be better at it, wouldn’t they?) I think they are actually small yarn sacrifices that we offer to the knitting fates as a plea for safe passage.
Only one more (I promise). June 18th: You know you knit too much when…your friends say they won’t go to a yarn sale with you unless you promise not to do that thing with the sock yarn again.
Later, kidlet and I were watching a re-run of Without a Trace, where Jack is missing. Elena says that her mother’s knitting group is saying a prayer for him, and Samantha says “Oh, your mother knits?” Elena’s reply: “We all knit eventually.” Made the show for me, I cheeered, although kidlet just rolled her eyes and laughed.
Have a happy second candle!