Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Santa Claus is Coming!

I'm so glad it's December - my self imposed no mention of Christmas ban is lifted! I'm so excited this year, I don't quite know why the magic is stronger some years than others, maybe it's just having enough time and energy to enjoy the fun and not feel like it's lots of work?
I feel like I'm in control of the Christmas knits (we're still at the illusion stage). A few are done - like those rocking red socks - and most are on their way like this version of Dreamcatcher's Skye Rib Hat in a good Christmassy green shade of Malabrigo. I'm making this for the Secret Santa swap at work, I pulled out a colleague who has been begging for a hand knit - serendipitous!
The decorations came down from the loft last night and though we can't get our tree till the weekend some things went up. Last years pompom garland was a lot more fun to make than to untangle this year, come January 6th I must be in less of a hurry to just get the stuff down!
I do love the memories that come out of the box with the things. Saying hello to old friends is such a lovely part of the decorating.

14 comments:

Linda said...

I love unpacking the decorations too but ours are quite a load of tat really! I might try and make a few little felty things.
I can't do christmas until after my sons birthday!

marycatharine said...

Oh, your little wise me are so cute!

Marianne said...

I must say you have some delightful decorations and the Little Wise Dudes are fabulous :^)

Geek Knitter said...

Your Three Wise Men are adorable!

T. said...

YIKES - I'm totally not ready - but your place is starting to be a holiday wonderland!

Rachel said...

Ah...it's good to see you have the Christmas spirit. I'm searching for mine. And congratulations on feeling up to speed on your Christmas knitting this early...impressive!

Kyoko said...

I'm feeling this year more Christmas as well but don't know why. You have some wonderful decorations there!
I have started my first Christmas gift knitting for my friend's baby. I hope I can make few more knitted gift this year...
x
Kyoko

Charity said...

So sweet! Love all that Christmas fun! :o)

kms said...

its so hard to have decent christmas spirit down here when the sun wont stop shining and the ice cream melts before it even comes out of the freezer. one year i will have a proper winter christmas and maybe then i wont feel so bah humbug! yours looks like its going to be a lot of fun!

t does wool said...

look at how festive you are..please rub some of that off onto me,Sarah ;))

Marie said...

You make me want to pull down the Christmas decorations right now! We're waiting till Sunday to decorate, which is late for us, but we've been so focused on finishing the nursery.
Love your pictures!

knitting sprouts said...

I suddenly realised we were not at all organised! desperately trying to find a christmas tree today. I love your pom pom shot - great photo

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Hi Sarah --
I laughed at your comment about not being in a hurry to take down decorations -- because it's sure not fun untangling the mess the following year. We spent yesterday decorating. Everything was literally thrown in different boxes. I couldn't find anything I needed. Right now, I'm blaming my husband because he put everything away last year. Looks like I need to supervise this year! Or better yet, I'll just do it myself. I wish I was in on your work's gift exchange. I'm sure your knitted creation will be lovely.

raining sheep said...

Sigh! I love Christmas and I will so miss having a tree this year! I am almost finished my sweater but I am not knitting anything for anyone, regrettably I have no time this year. Work is dreadful!

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