Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Holidays

I knit these little bunnies last year, but they're so cheerful on our mantel that I thought they deserved another chance to wish everyone Merry Christmas.
I don't have much knitting to show off since I've been cooking since last Wednesday, although I did knit my friend Julie a little mitten as part of a swap we did, but I forgot to take a pic of it before I sent it. I also knit a little sweater ornament for a non-knitting friend, using a pattern From the Wool Room. It's knit from the top down, and I think it may be my favorite "tiny sweater" pattern. I've tried a lot of them.


Russ and went to Solvang last Monday to buy some medisterpølse (Danish sausage) at Nielsen's Market for our Christmas Eve dinner. We also made a little stop at Olsen's Danish Bakery for some Kringle. Russ isn't too enthused about going to the touristy shops, but I did get a chance to buy a few little Danish paper ornaments.


I can understand why Ronald Reagan and Michael Jackson would have wanted to live around Solvang. The view from the mission is so beautiful. We always take the backroads home just to enjoy the beautiful landscape.

9 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

How fun to visit Solvang at Christmastime! Your little rabbits are so cute! I hope you had a very happy Christmas!

Knittings Nice! said...

Love love love the knitted rabbits....must make some. Looks beautiful scenery round on your drive. I'm knitting some hexagonals at the moment for a blanket, done about 33 so far, need erm!!!!!50/60.

Caffeine Girl said...

I love that sweater ornament. Thanks for providing a link.

Willow said...

I'd love to live around Solvang! And there is an awesome yarn shop too! With Danish gooeys and good coffee, great views and fantastic bike paths, what more could we want?

Hege said...

Hope youre having a wonderful Christmas!!

Melanchthon said...

I love your pictures! I should rush katy to Solvang fast before the New Year so we can see the decorations and eat some aebleskiver.

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Beate said...

I passed Solvang on vacation in 2002( september)- it is a nice area.I remember cleaning out the car( we drove from SF- to LA)at a gasstation and threw my little ones passifyers away! All of them! What a night- never will forget that stunt.
How good for you that you can get stuff like that . I very often made trippes to IKEA while living in NJ-just to get scandinavian goods. One learn to survive.
Now I drive a bit to get surten american stuff- but that is probably easier than gettin scandinavian in US

JayJay said...

Wow, that is beautiful! Maybe I will take my parents there when they visit next year. Those bunnies are too cute!