We sure seem to have a lot of geese here in Fort Collins. They fly overhead in the mornings, honkinghonkinghonking trying to figure out who is supposed to be at the head of the V formation. They waddle up and down the sidewalks in different spots. And they swim in the local lakes and ponds. Paul (WH) took some great photos that I wanted to share with you. (Does anyone cook a goose for Christmas dinner? Never mind. I probably don’t want to know.)
And just so the ducks don’t feel left out:
We have had two Loopy Elf parties in the past two weeks. The first one was a dinner that included spouses, and that was a lot of fun. Then we had a fun lunch with everyone bringing something, earlier this week. Cathy brought a warm beverage called Cranberry Bog that we all enjoyed. I’m going to have a pot of this simmering on the stove on Christmas day. Yum.
Cathy’s Cranberry Bog
3 cups boiling water
2 tea bags
2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
Steep tea for 3 minutes in the boiling water. Combine all other ingredients and heat. Serve with cinnamon sticks.
It’s time for our final RAK Reporting day. Did you do something fun for someone else this week? Leave a comment and tell us about it below and I’ll draw the winners and will announce them on Monday’s blog. If you need ideas so that you can squeeze in a Random Act of Kindness before I draw winners on Monday, check out our first two blog posts here and here. The randomly drawn winners will receive a skein of The Loopy Ewe Seasonings Series of their choice. Thank you for all of your participation this year in our RAK’s!
Do you have guests arriving this weekend? My mum-in-law arrives today and we always love having her here with us for the holidays. I really lucked out in the mother-in-law department. Have a great weekend!
We’ve had some hat knitting going on around here lately, and they are all turning out great. Hats are a quick gift knit, in case you’ve started thinking about what you might want to make for people this season. Here’s a Sockhead Hat that I knit out of Biscotte & Cie self-striping yarn.
I love how the striping makes a bullseye as you get smaller near the top.
We’ve been busy around here, checking in new inventory, getting photos taken, and preparing for next week’s Monday Update (because I have heard from many of you about missing one this week!). We have big rolling carts full of yarn like this, to get out on the shelves and up on the website, soon.
However, we had to take a 3 hour detour yesterday to deal with our internet service, because our speed had slowed to a turtle’s pace here at the shop (in between blipping off completely every so often). Three hours of time on the phone. I am so not impressed with their customer service. Not that I’ll be mentioning the name of that particular internet company. But I’m not happy with them. (Can I help it if they like to put their logo on the modem?) We think it’s fixed now. It had better be. 🙁
Luckily, we have these jars of nourishment in the Loopy Elf Kitchen, for stressful times such as these.
And lest you worry that we will run out, let me assure you that we keep plenty in reserve for refilling.
So what’s up with you this Wednesday? Are you needing some jars of extra nourishment, too?