that time of year.

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Last weekend I helped a group of grad student friends decorate Christmas cookies.

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I also got out my long puffy coat.

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Dear friends sent me this gorgeous woodcut print they made.

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And Boh cuddled up to J., here working on another knitting project! Boh and I are gearing up for a week at my parents’ house, which means there’s a flurry of activity (and of light snow, actually): cleaning, packing, making sure I’ve got all of my presents, deciding what books and work to bring home…

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And also, which knitting should accompany us. This is the Hudson Bay Inspired Crib Blanket, which I’m making as a lap blanket in shades of blue against a natural backdrop. I think it is the perfect pattern for friends of mine who got married last year.

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Other things happening around here: chocolate chip cookies, latkes, and reading/dog-cuddling.

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I’m not sure I’ll be blogging between now and the new year, but Boh and I will be back soon with all the regular stuff and perhaps some 2013 fibery goals/plans!¬†Happy everything to you and yours this holiday season.