Time to slow down, time for reflection, it is finally advent. My knittingspot has been transformed into a neat, tidy, quiet place, with the adventstar, candles, and a few angels. On Saturday I got a white azalea for the green pot too. And yesterday the vet and her son came over for a cup of tea in the morning, and we sat out here. I like these weeks before Christmas. I like to prepare the traditional food, I like to bake, I like to make presents and write Christmasletters, although I haven't been very good with the letters the last four years...What I DON'T like, is standing in line with lots of people, walking in crowds trying to find too expensive gifts to people that has too much already, listening to noisy "music" in every store...Britt-Arnhild is hosting an advent party over at her blog, I'd encourage you to go over and read her daily reflections- and the comments too (and the commenter's blogs...)- it's a great way to find the true spirit of Christmas. I am knitting, at least a little bit. The angels are felted, and turned out great. My kids saw them drying and said: That's one for each member of the family! (I had made six in different sizes) So I guess I'll have to make more if I want some to give away..
This green stuff is a blanket- or actually I've used a doily pattern and heavy yarn (Alfa), on 7mm needles, it is not very big, but will be perfect as a lapghan, I think. We'll see how it looks when it is blocked. I need to finish it pretty fast, because I only have one set of 7mm needles, and DD1 needs them, she's going to knit a teacozy as a gift before Christmas! (I'll help her a little, it is a pretty quick knit...)
The days are getting shorter, and it is dark when the kids are off to school in the morning. We saw a tiny slice of the moon this morning. It is freezing cold, and they went off literally in T-shirts and sweatshirts...DD1 didn't even need her hat...they might be true Norwegians (ref. my last post...-LOL)
I'm off to feed the sheep. Have a nice week.