Old Mr Kringle, he’s soon gonna jingle…

So I have had to prioritize a great deal this month. Basically? Christmas knitting won over everything else. (Well, that and baking. There was a lot of baking, too.)

I also purchased gifts, like this one:

Meeting Ina Garten

That would be Traveling Sock, waiting with me on line to get Ina Garten to autograph her new cookbook for my Mom. (It’s not a surprise, so I can talk about it; Mom knows it’s under the tree, I’m just making her wait until Saturday morning to open it.) I told Ina that my Mom and I love that she cooks like a regular Joe, measuring straight into the bowl with her carton of milk out on the counter, and she laughed and thanked me, and then Traveling Sock and I went on our way.

That was two weeks ago, and I have only just finished one sock, because there’s been so much else to get done. Here, I’ll brag a little, because I’m rather proud of these:

Becky's Mittens

These are part of my sister’s present, and they took forever, and there’s a story to them. Once she’s had a chance to open them I’ll tell you.

In the meantime… all the cookies have been baked. The lights are all aglow. Presents are (almost all) wrapped, and the tree is trimmed and waiting:


If you’re celebrating this weekend, I wish you a very Merry Christmas.

2 Replies to “Old Mr Kringle, he’s soon gonna jingle…”

  1. As I sit here absolutely exhausted from the busy-ness of Christmas (altho’ tonight’s meal of prime rib, yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and molten lava cake was frickin’ awesome!) I want to let you know what a bright light your blog is in my life – I wish I knit as well as you. I’m looking forward to more details of that lovely piece. I, too, adore Ina and bought one of her books for myself as an early, totally indulgent, gift. Merry Christmas Abbie and I hope you have a wonderful new year, full of love, laughter, and of course, wool!!!

  2. Oh, Marjorie, thank you! That is such an incredible compliment. I hope you had a wonderful holiday as well, and I will do my best to be a more regular blogger in the new year so you have something to read! <3

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