Saturday, December 06, 2008

A Little Christmas Knitting


Today was St. Nicholas Day. When the kids were little, they would open one present on St. Nicholas Day, and I'd give the kids their Christmas ornament too. It was a fun tradition, but I've kind of let it go. I haven't even bought their ornaments yet, so I didn't mention what day it was, and they didn't even notice. I am starting to get in the Christmas spirit though. I finished little Christmas Bunny's dress. I knit her dress in the round up to the arm holes. That worked nicely. I don't hate seaming, but I don't really like it either. I haven't done much other Christmas kntting yet, but I am planning to do some, mostly Chirstmas ornaments. Garnstudo has their Advent Calendar up again, and I always get inspired to knit a few of their projects.


When we were up in Fortuna during Thanksgiving break, I didn't do much yarn shopping, but I did have to make one stop at Generations, a local Yarn Shop/Beauty Salon--not a combo I would have thought of, but... Whe you first walk in, you're assailed with all of this kind of scary Red Heart yarn. (Yes, I'm a yarn snob) On the other hand, I'm sure that there are plenty of people who are overjoyed to find "good" acrylic yarn at a shop instead of all of this annoying natural fiber stuff that's become so popular. (LOL) Anyway, they have a surpirse for you if you just wander in a little further, lots of nice wool and cotton yarn, nothing fancy but a really nice selection of Brown Sheep and Cascade. I bought some "Sockotta" yarn, which is a combination of cotton and wool. II can't say that I'm overly excited about the socks I'm knitting with it, but the yarn does feel nice, and it makes more sense for me to knit with yarn that has some cotton content since wool socks are only bearable for a few months a year here.

7 comments:

Hege said...

What a cute bunny :)
And I have a pair of socks in that yarn ;)

I haven't heard about the tradition about St. Nicholas day before. Sounds fun though.

gingerspice said...

Hi,
I love the bunny and the dress it looks really christmassy.
Like Hege i have not heard about the tradition of St Nick day - you learn something new everyday
Take care

Tracy said...

Yarn shop & beauty salon...perfect combo!! There's been a lot about St. Nick Day in blogland...I love learning about the different traditions. Christmas Bunny is a cutie in her flirty skirt. And the socks look warm and cozy. Happy Days :o) (HUGS))

Wool Winder said...

The bunny turned out so cute!

TheBlackSheep said...

Cute bunny!

St. Nick's day is a big thing here. They have St. Nick, who hands out presents, and an Anti-Nick who spanks you if you've been naughty. The one I saw gave me Labkuchen though. 2 actually. I think he was trying to get rid of it so he could go home :P

Martine said...

St Nicholas day is a real Dutch tradition that almost every child celebrates in the Netherlands. We give each other presents and we eat chocolat and little gingerbreadcookies. It is like christmas;-)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinterklaas

JayJay said...

That bunny is so cute! The socks look fun and I agree that a cotton/wool blend is much better for here (although today I'm thinking wool would be nice!).