Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Christmas Glory, Beauty and the many coloured blanket knit and given at Christmas!

My blanket is finished,
we had a beautiful Christmas Eve and 
I am so excited to tell you all about it for

For Christmas time we rented a small one room suite
that with two crock pots, two burners and a lot of 
creativity, we had our Holy Supper!
I have been dreaming about this for so long!
one that my Mother gave me.

Mr. Husband and I had our Holy Supper
Christmas Eve {Jan 6} with dear friends.
Borscht, Perogies, Fried Mushrooms,
Candied Ginger, Fresh Dried Apricots, 2 kinds of Nuts, 
Bread, a Green Salad, Hot Fruit Salad, clementines, apples, chocolate 
and organic apple cider made up our many dishes.

Icons lit ~ small candles left over from Mr. Husband and I's 
wedding reception. 
Icons of Holy Nativity, Holy Trinity, Mother of God and St. Nicholas :)

The Beloved Yarn Quilt, which was also called my
was given to the beloved 5 year old by for Christmas.

Ravelry here.

 We went to the beautiful Christmas Eve vigil 
after the Holy Supper and gifting of

The church was so beautiful!

So wonderful to light candles for so many I love
on Christmas Eve!

St. Nicholas...

 Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
Born on Christmas Day!

Today for us on the Julian calendar is the 
second day of Christmas!
I got a belated birthday money that I am going to use
to buy some double pointed needles as I 
want to make Mr. Husband some socks!
It will be a lot of learning!
I was given a wonderful gift on sock knitting
that I am already reading 
with great attention!
Also for my birthday my Mom via my Aunt Pat
gave me my Oma's knitting book from 1947
and in time I hope to do a sock pattern from there,
though I may start with one from Ann Budd's book.
So lots of knitting reading is to be had!
Tonight Mr. Husband and I are going to have a simple
Christmas dinner at home
and present opening! 
I have a feeling I may have more books to read soon! :)
I think I am going to do another big blanket project of squares but 
will have to think on it!
What are you knitting, creating and reading?
Yarn along with us!
To all those in the 12 days of Christmas like we are:
Wishing you the joy of the Feast!
Merry Christmas!
Christ is Born!
Glorify Him!


Christie said...

Merry Christmas, Elizabeth! Those icons!! One can't help but to be suspended in rapturous joy with the candles glinting off the gold leaf. How gorgeous!

Matushka Anna said...

Christ is born! Glorify Him! Merry Christmas!!


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!! Looks like a lovely time.

Don't be nervous about the DP needles. You only use 2 at a time, just like regular knitting :) Just a suggestion, I find socks knit best with a set of 5 needles (not 4).


flyingjen said...

I really like the blanket. I hope the recipient likes it as well.!

Juliana said...

The blanket turned out great! I love all the colors, and the stitching adds so much texture and interest! Great job!!

Donna said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. Those icons are so beautiful! Enjoy your sock knitting:-)

Lisa said...

A very happy Christmas to you, Elizabeth!

Your blanket looks terrific - it's beautiful! Good going.

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Love, love, love that blanket! And the photos of the icons in church are sublime...