Brrr is it freezing where you live because it sure is bloomin cold here, but you know what ... I like it. I like the crunching of the ice beneath my feet and the numbing of my nose and the coming through the front door into warmth and mugs of hot chocolate. Hub was commenting on the fact that we don't normally get this type of weather until January so fingers crossed we might even get a white Christmas -- oh I do hope so.
This is what we have woken up to for the past few days.
Everything white and frozen, it's a pity not many people feed the ducks in the winter as this is when they need it most. It's a good job this lot can ice skate!
We are well under way with our Christmas countdown, the advent calenders are up and Milo is having a Christmas story every night before bed. There really are some great stories out there. I think I get as much a kick out of reading them as he does .Do you have a favourite story?
I have been busy with presents too and can now cross three off my list. Firstly is this little hooded cardigan for my nephew, I started this back in October but have only just got around to finishing it because I found it a bit boring. This is to go with Charlie the blue and green elephant I made a while back.
Then we have wristwarmers to go with the cowl for the MIL.... this has to be the easiest pattern in the world. It only took me about 40 minutes to knit the pair so I can see a lot more of these getting done .
You'll have to excuse the photo, it is so not easy trying to take pictures of your own hands. I got the pattern for these from here
Last but not least is this little fellow, I couldn't have an elephant peeping out of Milos stocking and nothing out of Baby G's so this is for him.
I just love this little guy - he is from a Debbie Bliss pattern and was also lovely to knit. You will probably be seeing a few more of these too.
This morning I went to the post office to pick up a parcel from Maryanne who was my partner in the Christmas Swap... she doesn't have a blog or a Flickr account but she most definately should as her work is amazing... but you know what ... I'm going to save all her goodies for my next post :-)
Oh I nearly forgot - I still haven't had any chocolate , I wonder if I can make it to Christmas Eve?
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