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A Charlie Brown Christmas

Our Christmas tree?  Yeah… it’s a rubber tree plant

Marc’s family have owned this plant since he was a little boy.  His Mom was going to throw it away, when Marc suddenly decided it reminded him of his childhood and brought it home.  I was not amused.  I don’t have any houseplants because A. I won’t wanter them and B. Plants kind of freak me out… especially big giant plants that sit by the window and stare at me.  Yes, I know that it’s crazy.  I would say that the tree has grown on me, but that would be a lie.  Marc accuses me of trying to murder the plant, but that isn’t true.  And we aren’t getting a Christmas tree because there’s really not room, so… happy Christmas, rubber tree plant!

Here is a picture of my Jaywalkers

What’s that you say?  They look exactly the same?  That’s possibly because I got 4″ down the leg of the last one and had to rip.  I was making the larger size, because I’d seen so many people claim they turned out tiny.  After 4″ I had to admit that they were going to be huge on my teeny ankles.  Plus I did the decrease wrong for the first inch.  So I ripped and started over, and this time I am determined!

The sock bug has bitten me hard.  I just spent an hour staring at my computer, trying to tell myself that I really don’t need any Trekking XXL sock yarn.  Or the “Angel” colorway of Sweet Georgia sock yarn.  It’s a sickness I think.  I only have a few balls of sock yarn, but I can already see how hard it’s going to be to avoid the temptation.  After all, it’s just one skein, right?  Not like I’m stashing yarn for an entire sweater.  And yes, 25 dollars for a pair of socks would have seemed crazy before, but maybe I just didn’t appreciate socks.

It’s a sickness I tell you!

In other news, we bought a new dresser.  It will be half yarn, half my clothes.

It’s a Target special, so last night we spent a good three hours assembling the thing.  I think it was worth it though – I really love the dresser, which has mission style slats on the sides.  I own the matching desk too.

4 thoughts on “A Charlie Brown Christmas

  1. Ha! I have a rubber tree in my house that I don’t particularly like either (it’s a room-mate’s). Actually, I sort of resent it, but that’s another story…

  2. Wow! When I saw your Jaywalkers –they look just like my second one did an hour ago (same coloring). I was never attracted to Jaywalker and started knitting it out of desperation, but I like it–thoughit is super tight. I don’t know when I got so thick in the legs! As I read on I thought not only was I seeing my knitting, I was Reading about myself. I’ve become addicted to sock knitting, or maybe just sock yarn and sock patterns. I spend more time at Etsy than I do knitting! I need help… 🙂

  3. Don’t worry, the cats will kill the tree for you! At least, mine are very good at that sort of thing…

    Funny, you like the exact same patterns from the new IK that I do! (I like Euny’s pattern too, but it’s way out of my league.)

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