This is what it looked like all last week. It was like a winter wonderland, or something right out of the Snow Queen. It was so beautiful, perfect sitting indoors and knitting weather.
Speaking of knitting, it has been a busy place around here for the needles, clicking away. It is that time of year when a knitter is certainly not for want of projects! I did myself an enormous favor by beginning early and staying strong. Most of my Christmas projects were complete by the end of November ~ only 3 are left to do, and a very easy three they are. Here is one:
This is an Owl pullover for my sister for Christmas. She requested black. This is the perfect Christmas sweater pattern, I have decided (big needles, thick yarn). It goes ridiculously fast. I am already ready to make the sleeves and then add the owls and collar! Wonderful, wonderful holiday project!
But my favorite project I worked on this season was the girls stocking stuffer socks. I feel like I’ve been knitting socks non-stop for a month, but this pattern was the simplest (and free, too!) and the variegated yarn was so fun to work with. It was suggested by the owner of our LYS, I never would have chosen it without her prodding. But I found it to be so fun!
All of this knitting…I got outside today and felt how gorgeous it was…so different from last week’s wintry wonderfulness. I am happy because the holidays are here, it looks like we will be able to attend the Advent Spiral at Michealmas Farm after all, and also because of that quote that I can’t remember, but is so relevant to my life right now… It’s something about instead of seeking a fancy spiritual adviser, recognize everyone in your life is a spiritual teacher, the humblest person to the most important. I can’t remember the quote exactly, but I marvel at it’s truth so much lately.