Listening to Classic FM , they are definitely getting into the Christmas spirit, playing Carols and Christmas Music. They played Christina Rossetti s' "In the Bleak Midwinter" the other day - it always brings a tear to my eye. We were taught the final verse as five year olds in Primary One , and sang it at the Christmas Carol concert (this was before I learned to read!) , so I always find it quite poignant , a link back to my childhood .
Here is Junior jnr re-arranging one of the many Advent Calendars - if you look closely you may see some of the many Christmas toys , along with the usual train sets etc.
Had a wee visit to K1 yarns the other day - and here are some of my purchases - the first is the gorgeous Colinette Iona , isn't that red just so seasonal - its going to become a Christmas gift (*sigh*)
And just look at this Artesano Alpaca Aran - it feels wonderful and knits like a dream - again another present (well two really, I've started the first, a "stripe" scarf , the stripes being made of alternate garter/stocking stitch) .
DHs' Christmas sweater - the photo doesn't do justice to the sheen and texture of this gorgeous yarn - Rowan Cocoon, and a reasonable quick knit since its on 7mm needles . I'm now two thirds done on both sleeves as I'm knitting them together .
And this is a wee sneak preview of another gift I've made - can you guess what it is ? The yarn is Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed , and Limari by Araucania - it was wonderful to knit with, may need to get some more .
I am helping out with the Nativity at the school next week - guess which group I'm overseeing , the SHEEP! Rather appropriate , don't you think .