Today my mother and I went to the board and care where my cousins live and had a belated pre-Chistmas celebration with my cousins and the people with whom they share their lives.
The hats I had made for the occasion:
were well received (as was the lunch from a nearby KFC) and after an afternoon that was both sweet and somber, we made our way back to our respective homes.
My errands, however, were not quite done, but by four o’clock, I was able to sit down with my then as-yet-to-be-completed Christmas goat to see what I could get done before sunset.
The day before, I had finished crocheting the legs, so all that was left was to attach four legs, two horns, a tail, and a beard, and embroider two eyes and a nose.
Here is how he looked before I got the legs attached:
here he is, standing on his own:
and here he can be seen scampering across the deck:
I don’t know if my Christmas goat is as wonderful as I think he is, but I do know that he needs some companions, and between now and Christmas Day, I will make him as many goat friends as I possibly can.