Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Crafting and a lovely book of Christmas

 I am having a lot of fun making things for
Christmas and, for us, St. Nicholas Day
which (being on the same calendar as Russia) is next week
Thursday, Dec 19th.
So I am making the cutest slippers
for a still 5 year old boy,
who likes to say he is nearly 6 and
who when he saw the slippers I was making for my
sister, said he would love some Christmas colour slippers too :)

The second slippers is ready
for the two ribbing to be knit.
I hope to do this later today!

The first slipper is done;
I lost the ribbing at the end but it still
turned out well.
I think what happens is that I get tired or
somehow distracted and purl incorrectly
which then alters the pattern.

It's cute though,
I am pleased.
I ordered some chocolate coins
(dairy free since we are in the fast)
that I hope to put in the slippers with a
small clementine!
So excited to give this to the little guy
on St. Nicholas Eve!

I discovered this book, Christmas Spirit,
on Lisa's lovely blog,
did the look inside on amazon and realized this was
the book on Christmas that I would want for this year.
It's even better than I would of thought,
with a lovely section on St. Boniface that I can't
wait to read to Mr. Husband who loves this Saint very much!
If you want to know more of the traditions of Christmas
and ideas on how to build your own traditions,
this is a lovely book to read.
I had realized after talking to my Mom over
the Thanksgiving holidays
that just as she learned a lot about celebrating the feast of Christmas
over the years, that
I have a lot to learn too,
esp. as I did not grow up in a tradition that is aware of the older
Christmas traditions and the Saints who are involved.
What are you reading and creating?
Yarn Along with us!


EMMA said...

Oh those slippers are so christmas!

Donna said...

That sounds like an awesome book. I made a few pairs of those slippers last year and they were all well received. Very comfortable and pretty quick to knit up.

Lori ann said...

i love handmade slippers!

October Rose said...

I love the idea of chocolate coins and clementines in homemade slippers for St. Nicholas day. :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful slippers!

little olive said...

ooh, i love those! so christmasy. I must knit some!!!!

Lisa said...

Those slippers would make any elf proud to wear them!
I'm glad you are liking the Christmas book!

karen said...

oh those sweet slippers!! How clever and festive they are :) this time of year is so much fun and seeing the crafting we do for others :)

elizabeth said...

thanks all! yes, I am excited about them!! :)

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

The slippers are gorgeous and the book sounds simply wonderful :-)