The tree has been decorated with ornaments of Christmases past which evoke wonderful memories of by-gone years. There are a couple new ornaments this year, one received in an ornament exchange with Bible study friends, one – just because it captured my eye. Although, I must admit, it is prudent at my age to forego collecting ornaments unless they are of a very SPECIAL nature. The tree is full.
This drowsy retriever looks as though he is guarding the tree but in fact, I am keeping a close eye on HIM. I caught this culprit earlier this morning with a Christmas present in his mouth. Being forewarned by his owner, there are no bows of any kind on any of the packages and I was optimistic that this alone would keep his curiosity at bay. I guess he proved me wrong.
A new pillow from Pottery Barn has sent me dreaming, not of sugar plum fairies, but of big red cables knit with bulky wool, a knitting project for NEXT year! Maybe I will use some of those incredible patterns from Aran Knits for inspiration (giving all the credit to Alice Starmore, of course).
And I leave you with glimpses of Christmas knitting……….
The BEAUMONT Tam is finished.
The son-in-law, who once asked me ‘Why would someone spend all that time knitting a sweater when they could try a finished sweater on in the store and see how it looks on them?’, will be receiving a hand-knit Gryffindor Bookmark from his mother-in-law. He is a great fan of the Harry Potter books and he requested bookmarks for his Christmas Stocking.
I’m not supposed to be knitting much but couldn’t fathom a Christmas without gifting my daughters with warm woolies for their noggins. Or, not giving my husband his traditional birthday socks. I’ve promised to be a good girl though AFTER Christmas and take a much needed knitting sabbatical to change a variable in the physical therapy routine.
MERRY CHRISTAS EVERYONE!