Game night was a lot of fun yesterday. (I missed the party because I suddenly realized that I didn't have a hostess gift! I had to shop. I was sorry to miss the party, but glad I remembered my manners in time!) Anyway, we played a word game called Quiddler that was a lot of fun. I was a little worried that I would embarrass myself by sucking pretty hardcore--I was mentally exhausted from working the conference--but I think I acquitted myself pretty well. I came in 3rd or 4th out of 6, I don't remember which. For the gift-givers among you, this game would be a pretty good one. Also this. Or this, this, or this. Just FYI.
I was determined to keep the Christmas knitting to a bare minimum this year--just two projects, one of them half completed as of now and the other one about a third done.
Then I discovered a fun new pattern, that I think is equally appropriate for men and women. My Christmas prep may have just gotten a whole lot more complicated! Luckily, it's pretty small. Oh, well. The best laid plans, etc. It's just so hard to resist showering your loved ones with handknits!