signs of Christmas

The first sign of Christmas is that I have started to re-weave the to-be-given scarf whose first incarnation was full of mistakes. This time it is going very smoothly — thanks mainly to the application of candle wax to the dobby hooks.

The second sign is the quirkily shaped tree which moved into our living room today.

The Ps were a bit unnerved by the rearranging of furniture. Polly uncharacteristically keeps her distance behind this muddle of spinning and sock-knitting paraphernalia…

…but recovers enough to examine the new arrival.

Phoebus is not yet convinced and has retired to the airing cupboard.

Poor boy. He will be happier when we decorate it tomorrow; there’s nothing like getting your teeth into a few strings of fairy lights.

Speaking of knitting, I have finished one wavy sock. There are a few mistakes, but I am much less fussy about my knitting than my weaving (especially when I am not making gifts). Sock number two is under way, but there are only two episodes left of The Killing so I am going to have to get a move on.

signs of Christmas” was posted by Cally on 17 Dec 2011 at

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4 Responses

  1. Alison
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    Ahh – I’m glad that someone else is on the same decorating schedule as us! Because it’s my Dad’s birthday on the 16th, we never put decorations up earlier than that when I was a wee’un. And it just feels wrong now!

    The tree will be going up tomorrow. Ahhh, yes.

    • Cally
      | Reply

      We used to get ours on the 21st, but these days there aren’t any left by then!

  2. Sandra Rude
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    Love that scarf! Here’s wishing a happy Christmas to you and Stuart and the two P’s,

  3. neki rivera
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    have fun decorating. i’m not doing any decorating this year

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