Thursday, December 6, 2018

I Like #94

Welcome to another week of things to like.  I like this time of year in general, though my house feels strangely empty with no tree.

It's been cold here but no snow yet, which doesn't bother me at all.  The other day I was out walking a little later than usual and I got to see the sunrise.  It was subtler than it often is and I thought it was quite pretty.  I love the colors.



I finished my neon knit socks right before Thanksgiving and this week I got to wear them for the first time.  They came out exactly like I wanted-  super 80s feeling!  I blogged about them here if you want to see more of them.


I also got to wear my new handknit socks from my friend Kristin for the first time!  She made them as a birthday present, but as my birthday is in July, it wasn't really knit sock time.  I love them too!

The buds on my Christmas cactus are getting bigger and very very intense in color.  They haven't quite opened yet, but I think it's going to be another great year for them.  I can't think of any other plant that gives as much color and beauty with so little effort.



 I was so happy to see Bentley and Blue playing together the other evening.  Bentley was the one who started it too which is great since he's often an old fart.  They were super frisky, but of course stopped as soon as I picked up the camera.


Blue is allowed on the sofa but not the bed.  But almost every morning when I'm in the shower he hops up there because he knows I can't see him.  Alas, the tell-tale bed disturbance and giant plop of him getting down are sure signs he's been at it again.  Such a big dork.


I did some Christmas crafting this week too.  I had to retire my beloved C9 lights after they kept blowing one fuse after another.  It was sad, but probably time to switch to LEDs anyway.  They certainly make me less nervous.  But I couldn't bear to throw out all the C9s, so I decided to make a wreath!  I just have to be careful-  if I ever drop it it would be a catastrophic mess as those bulbs are super fragile glass.


I hope everyone else is enjoying December!  Thanks to Lee Anna for linking us up!

12 comments:

  1. Kudos for using those lights in such a creative venture. We have a box of similar ones somewhere here. Love seeing your blooms...they are going to make quite a splash by Christmas. Hand knit socks...so cosy...talented you!

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  2. I love your light bulb wreath!

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  3. Hi Shannon! Love, love, LOVE the lightbulb wreath!! So cool looking. And your cactus!! WOWEE! What a spectacular display that will be when they open - even if only a fraction of them do. I look forward to seeing the photos of that!! Of course Blue jumps on the bed when you're in the shower! I love dogs. Happy Happy Thursday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. Oh, I love that you repurposed those old bulbs! Your wreath looks great. So do those socks. What fun.

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  5. Love your socks! They make me (again) want to try knitting some. That's been on my crafty list for a long time! The wreath is such a great idea, too.

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  6. Bring back the 80s! (Well, maybe we'll stick with just your socks … love the colors.) I am so impressed with your bulb wreath - what a creative way to use them and so much better than throwing them in the landfill!

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  7. I like to see what people are working on. I recall my parents having big lights like that for Christmas.
    I came over from Susie. If you find the time stop in for a cup of coffee

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  8. What a clever idea with the C9s. Repurposing is good for the planet. Happy Thursday.

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  9. Love the wreath, and the socks are fabulous.

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  10. The socks are great! We have a bed thief too :D! I love LOVE LOVE your wreath! It is lovely! Have a wonderful week!

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  11. Love fuzzy socks! They are the best. Your wreath is absolutely gorgeous! Hope you've had a great weekend so far.

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  12. yummy hand knit socks. You put a lot of effort into the cuffs, what do you do when the soles start to get holes? I'm in that situation and hate to throw them away. The boys look like a scuffle is about to break out, gleeful! I like to watch dogs play! the wreath is gorgeous, but you're right about the mess if it fell!!!
    I am going to have to get a christmas cactus.

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