Thank you all for the Christmas wishes. We had a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Some really fabulous gifts were exchanged, we ate terrific food, drank a fair amount of champagne, played silly games, and laughed a lot. There were moments of sadness as we missed those who weren’t with us but the over all tone was one of gratitude and happiness.
Nevertheless, last night as Dale and I were getting ready for bed we took a moment to enjoy the Christmas tree together. It was a quiet time in the midst of all the crazy-holiday stuff and I found myself thinking that while it had been a really nice Christmas, I was relieved that it was over. Even when we keep it simple – which we did – there’s still a lot of preparation and planning that goes into this holiday. It will be nice to not have anything to do for a while!
The good news is that I can now show you the things I knit for Christmas. Yes, you heard me right, I knit for Christmas. Most of you know that I don’t knit Christmas gifts. There’s too much pressure and stress to get things done and I’ve learned over the years that many people just don’t truly appreciate hand knit gifts. However, the two I knit for this year were two of my dearest friends and I knew they would be thrilled.
A Fake Isle Hat for Blogless Sharon.
She loved it and put it on immediately, despite her fancy Christmas Eve outfit. It looked really cute on her and she has promised to wear it while feeding the sheep and the alpacas.
And a pair of Serpentine Mitts for my dear friend Wendy.
Wendy was also very pleased with her gift. I made them for her to wear at reenactments but she has declared that she doesn’t want to save them for just that and I suspect she’ll be wearing them much more frequently.
It felt really great to gift my friends with items. But I still don’t knit for Christmas.