I spent most of the day today relighting the plywood cutout of Fifi the Flamingo that's our Christmas lawn decoration. I bought some pink LED lights at Target yesterday and since it was warm-ish today I moved Durwood's van out of the garage, swept up, and then got to work. I removed the old lights and pried out all the staples, then I got her settled firmly in the front yard, and set a timer so the lights go on at dark and off at bedtime. I'm glad I took the time this year.
And so, in honor of Fifi's relighting and reappearance in the Christmas yard (and at Lala's suggestion) I knit in a bit of flamingo pink yarn in today's Maple Tree Scarf. Do you realize that this is week #49 of 2012? Can you believe that the year has gone by so quickly? I can't. However I am totally ready for this scarf to be finished. I will not be undertaking another 2-rows-of-garter-stitch-a-day project anytime soon.
I was in JoAnn Fabrics yesterday with 2-50% off coupons set to expire. I found a skein of Patons Wool in Chestnut Tweed that I just liked the color of, but the best finds are these sewing project books. I look at those books every time I'm in the store and usually find nothing either knitty or sewy that I want to take home. Yesterday there were TWO! It annoys the crap outta me that JoAnn's has no idea what books they have in their store. Evidently they get a carton of random books that they just slap onto the shelves willy-nilly. Man, if I worked there I'd make a list and keep track. It'd drive me freakin' nuts.
And after supper I got another crocheted he-man chemo hat started.