Adding to the Tree
-Charles N. Barnard
I've gotten an awful lot of packages this month. A lot. My mailman and I are on a first name basis and my neighbors seem convinced that I must be upto something. It's the compensation for living far from your entire family and most of your friends at Christmastime. But let me tell you about one of the most fun (. . . and if it was the most fun because I could open it already and didn't have to wait for Christmas Day, well, so be it. It's still great.). Paula, the Basset Knitter, was my Knit the Classics Christmas ornament swap partner, and what a partner! The swap was for handknit gifts, and I got three! Paula made the star and tree from Elizabeth Zimmeran's Knitting Almanac. More incredible? The snowman is her own design. Don't you love how warm and cozy he looks? I do. Thanks, Paula!
I'll take some better photos when I put them on the tree, but you may recall that my Christmas tree is actually at the beau's apartment. We're having a staged Christmas starting on Saturday, so you won't have to wait too long.
In the interest of completeness, I sent my handknit ornament to Jane in Maine. She blogged about it here, and that's the only photo of this you'll see, since I didn't take one of my own. It's the KnitPicks Holiday Cheer Holly ornament. Very fun for leftover sock yarn, by the way.