Thursday, 6 December 2007

A Christmas Carol

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 .


Poshyarns said...

Well I do hope your sheep are better behaved than the ones that keep getting over my fence, it would seem that inspite of my love of wool, I am not a natural leader of sheep!

I am making a little hat out of Cocoon at the moment and have fallen a little in love with it. What pattern are you using for the sweater?

Karen said...

Can't wait to see the new yarns tonight!
And Away in a Manger always does it for me! said...

I can imagine you eyeing up the wool - I hope they don't stay still for too long or I have a feeling you'll take a pair of shears to the costume!

I find the songs at this time of year wonderful - if you haven't already heard it Sufjan Stevens' album "Songs For Christmas" is stunning - 5 albums of his own take on hymns old and new and some he's written too. Honestly, Holy, Holy, Holy brings tears to my eyes. Beautiful!