Have you been busy? I’ll bet! Being well into December we’ve even passed the Hanukkah mark, which began two days ago. I’m not very familiar with the holiday, but Christmas . . . now that’s another story!
For those who don’t participate or don’t know, Christmas at my house is all out! Every corner is filled with decorations and lights; it takes me days to put it all in place. Then in the waning light of the short afternoons, I love walking around and turning on little candles, and Christmas trees where multi-colored, white, and bubble lights bring their own brand of special to their little corners!
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I’ve decided on what Christmas cookies I’m making this year; my famous chocolate- covered cherry ones, (loved by all) and sugar cookies that can be decorated or not. I also bought ingredients for a Christmas morning almond pound cake which looks scrumptious!
My list of bake-ables (is that a word?) also includes a cookie called Sally Lunn, Hot Vanilla (which is a yummy hot drink), ginger cream cookies and a sugar cream pie!
My Swanky Scarf project is coming along beautifully! Don’t you think?? In fact, this not-even-half-finished scarf looks marvelous in with all my coffee table glitter!
Let me not forget all the candles that sit on every table and hutch in my living room, dining room, family room and kitchen! What would a kitchen be without these sweet-smelling aromas that permeate every corner of my home when lit? Besides Balsam & Cedar and Candy Cane Lane from Yankee Candle, there are other scents too; like “no place like home” and “campfire memories”, -perfect little candle melts.
Below is a picture of my Advent calendar. May I say, I used to open this very calendar when I was little, that’s how OLD it is! Luckily, my Mom gave me the choice of two calendars I could have, years ago, and I chose this one, because it was just one of my favorite things from my childhood. This calendar is from Richard Sellmer Verlag from Germany. There are many interesting things about this calendar, things I can’t get into in this post, so stay tuned for those revelations. Pretty interesting! No coincidences, I keep telling myself! Be sure to check out the link for these beautiful Advent calendars! (For next year!)
I love the fact that everywhere I look in my home, there is Christmas!
So, where is my knitting?
Oh, just here and there! Tucked in-between the couch and end table, for now. Piled high in a Peterboro basket in the living room for all to see. Sitting on spare chairs in my second bedroom, just waiting like forlorn little ones, for me to return and pick them up! And I do! Every evening I wait for the time when all else is done, and I can sit quietly while watching TV (or not) and just knit.
That’s happiness. Knitting happiness. Something every one of us can attain. So, c’mon my knitters! And those who don’t knit or used to, or could or would. Try knitting happiness. But, knitters beware! It’s catching.
And before I forget, there’s also plenty of “my knitting” in my Etsy shop, so be sure to go there, after here, of course!
Christmas is a most wonderful time of the year! So are many other seasons, and holidays, and whichever ones YOU celebrate, do just that!
CELEBRATE THEM! If they are that important to you, make them count in every way!
make and bake,
and give away!
As always, take your knitting to heart!