Here I thought November was busy, and I haven't even had a day to update yet - how is it already December 5?! I have some serious knitting to finish (actually, some to start), but since it's all gifty, I'll post details and pics of the recepients post-holiday.
I got to go home to Colorado for Thanksgiving, and I was barely off the plane when we went to see Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! Note my Gryffindor shirt and Amy's shirt with Fluffy, the three-headed dog from The Sorceror's Stone (her shirt needs to be burned as it's way overworn!). I loved the movie, realizing of course that they can never match the glory of the books.
We spent the holiday cooking and eating, and fortunately had no repeat trips to the emergency room - last year as I opened a champagne bottle, the neck snapped and I sliced my thumb to the point of needing three stitches - try knitting then!
Then on Friday, my parents and I continued our psuedo-rivalry at the Colorado-Nebraska football game in Boulder - I went to CU, but my dad played for the Huskers and my mom is from Lincoln. I obviously cheered for the wrong team because the Buffs lost by 27 points (which pales in comparison to their recent embarrassment against Texas: 70 to 3). The view distracted me enough so that I wasn't too depressed.
The humidity-free weather was perfect, and I appreciate the open space so much more now. I had every intention of visiting some friends while there, but I felt anti-social and will be back for Christmas in less than three weeks anyway.
I did however make some progress on Lara. In this photo, I had just split for the back, but now I'm about 20 straight rows more into it. Lovely, isn't she? The Brooks Farm Four Play is uber-nice to work with, and just look at that cranberry color. Mmm, reminds me of Thanksgiving cranberry sauce...