The first order of business is today's store update! 15 new skeins in the store today, along with the announcement that I now accept Paypal payments as well as Google Checkout. (Mmm, humble pie. Tasty!) Check out the new stuff:

In other news, the two Christmas dinners I hosted went pretty well considering that Adam came down with a miserable fever the morning of the 24th, and I had to do all the things I had previously been counting on him for. According to the carnivores who came, this vegetarian did a good job cooking the ham. Nothing went wrong except I FORGOT TO PUT THE CROCHETED ORNAMENTS ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE. I am such a dingbat! I almost brought them downstairs a couple weeks ago but the dog started jumping up and down thinking they were toys, so I decided it would be a good idea to wait until she was asleep to sneak them onto the tree. After all that anticipation and big talking, I walked into my craft room this morning and saw them still neatly hanging from the pegboard where I was storing them. D'oh!

Let's see, what else... I made the bottom half of a purse yesterday while vegging out on the couch, and I'm almost done with the scribbling scarf. Just a few more rows and it will be ready to photograph & upload. I've also done some sketches for another dog sweater (this one for my sister-in-law's new bulldog puppy) and I'll start on it as soon as I get his measurements.

Lastly, I suspect my next batch of handspuns will contain lots of add-ins and goodies. I went a bit crazy at Walmart the other day buying beads, faux-pearls and shell fragments. Now that I have my orifice-free Mach1 spinning wheel, I can spin the bulky stuff in without any problems.