Things have been busy here with the usual holiday doings. I am finished with gift buying/making, now for the wrapping!
My daughter and I went to a lovely concert on Sunday, the Children’s Chorus of Washington. Sixteen years ago she was a member of the first chorus so the program was not only lovely in it’s own right but layered over with memories of other concerts when the young woman next to me was one of those children with angel voices.
I knit a something:
Not just any something, a Hampstead Wreath. I had an old wreath that I dismantled for the form and then knit to fit (the form was smaller than the pattern so I just knit fewer repeats). My wreath has crocheted holly leaves and berries, inspired by Lucy at Attic 24, instead of pompoms. I don’t have a pompom maker (well, I didn’t and now I do) and like the traditional look of this one. It was really fun to make and the designers are donating all proceeds to Citymeals NY for Hurricane Sandy relief. Go get one! Maybe next year I will make another and outfit them both in pompoms.
Today is the Winter Solstice–the shortest day of the year. So the festivals of light are really and truly underway! In our family we celebrate Hanukah and Christmas. Then we throw in my birthday just for more fun and presents! And then New Year’s Eve, spent with the families of my Enablers. I hope you have a happy, warm and relaxing time. I plan to open 2012 with the release of two new cowl patterns. See you then!
Edited to add: duh, I meant 2013!