Midweek waffle 

Hurrah, it’s December! I don’t know about you but I just love Christmas. The cold crisp days and evenings spent in front of the open fire are what memories are made of.

Here’s a recap of my week. 

Family time: it’s tradition in my family to put up the Christmas decorations the 1st Saturday in December. There were the usual arguments and at one point we couldn’t find the lights. I decided to just have baubles on the tree when I remembered that the lights were in my car boot (inside the bag of decorations I planned to take to work). I ended up wrapping the lights on the ready dressed tree 😕. The gold lights just look so inviting don’t they. 

My cats certainly love hiding under it. 

Watching: we decided to watch The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe film, it’s one of my favourite stories. Though I think the BBC version is far superior to the film, the girls still enjoyed it. I sat on the sofa knitting socks whilst my Tabby snuggled up to me 💓. 

On Tuesday night my eldest daughter and I watched Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas. 

It’s a fabulous TV show on Channel 4 featuring different crafts used to make Christmas decorations and presents. Miss P really enjoyed it and I’ve set the TIVO box to record any future episodes. Some of the crafts featured were a bit time consuming and expensive, I mean who has a kiln (or knows anyone with a kiln) to fire their own pottery or infinite supply of blades to cut out brass angels. It’s nice to watch though. 

Crafting: I’m still knitting these socks (see the above photo). I’ve finished the gusset decreases and am now onto the foot. 

This week I ordered myself some festive sock yarn from Vicki Brown Designs on etsy. It’s called Peppermint Bark and it’s 75:25% superwash merino/nylon. I have bought from Vicki before and used her Truffula Trees yarn for a pair of socks I knit for myself earlier in the year. Her yarn is so colourful and silky and it withstands being put through a 30’C machine wash.👍

She also sent me a little green bell progress keeper which is adorable. 

I probably won’t have time to knit some Christmas socks out of it this year but you never know, I might get something cast on during the Christmas holidays 😜. 

I have a jam packed weekend coming up so I’ll have lots to chat about next week. 

Take care. 

10 thoughts on “Midweek waffle 

  1. We put the tree up on the first Saturday of December too. Ours went okay apart from when I had a mini meltdown because I couldn’t find the star for the top. It got found alright. But there’s always one thing that goes missing haha

    1. I know what you mean, it stressful getting the decorations up, but once it’s done and the empty boxes are put away it’s just lovely.

  2. Jean, it’s beginning to look and sound like Christmas at your house. I love Christmas, as well. I grew up in four wonderful seasons, so a snowy Christmas is still in my memories and wishes. In sountheast Texas is a whole different story, but I am so happy that a wonderful cold front came through last night and today it didn’t get out of the 40s (F). And we are expecting a few more very cool days. Glad that you are still finding time to knit. Warmed up near the fire, knitting with you tabby curled near you sounds delightful. I am determined this year to engage in more Christmas activities than I have these past years with the “jo-o-o-b” :/ I put out a few Christmas things already and beginning to create my baked goodies list. Thank you for sharing your seasonal family events. Your tree looks so pretty and warm. Looking forward to more.

    Blessings for a healthy, happy weekend,


    1. Thank you, our tree is a bit of a beast (7 foot tall) and we only have a small living room. Have a lovely weekend

  3. There’s a BBC version of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe? Now I have to search Amazon Canada and see if I can find it! I love The Chronicles of Narnia!

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