Is It Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Christmas?
I have to believe many folks are asking the question this week. Is it beginning to feel a lot like Christmas?
Despite The Song – Is It Really Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Christmas?
I just ate a candy cane yesterday. Instead of that familiar pepperminty taste reminding me of upcoming joy, it was just a reminder of all that isn’t this year. Sorry to be a downer, but I’m all about the rituals…the traditions. And many of those are impossible this year. Or should be to keep people safe and healthy.
Especially those people with young children. This time of year was always filled with excitement and anticipation.
But without trips to see Santa at the mall. Or Christmas cookies at Aunt Mary’s. Even midnight mass at church…singing carols. It just isn’t Christmas for me.
I call for a re-do. Or a postponement. Sometime around July, we need to celebrate a real Christmas. One with all the smells, joy and delight in being around family. And NOT via Zoom for chrissakes. One more thing to add to my list of what I’ll do when this pandemic is over.
That hasn’t stopped me from knitting, however. Nothing really stops me from knitting.
I finished the Seven Up Scarf and also a new hat.
It came out fantastically well. This is the softest superwash merino I’ve ever knit with. The colors blended in such a beautiful way. The scarf long, and drapey and very warm. I couldn’t be more thrilled.
In a Dr. Seuss sort of way, it’s almost Christmassy…no?
And here’s the hat.
This project taught me the lesson…”Trust good yarn.” The colors at the bottom weren’t my favorite. But not only did they switch over to rich and beautiful colors, but they also blended well with the colors as a whole.
I just had to trust the yarn.
This is Uneek Superwash Worsted…not sure which colorway, but I could make this amazing hat in any of their colorways.