I love looking at decorated trees during the holidays. Some of them are so spectacular you can’t help but look at them with a little bit of awe. Some of my favourite decorated trees are actually the ones that are outside. There are a few in town that I could think of that take my breath away. Since it is the last day of yarnvent calendar, I thought I would so something a little bigger than I have been so I wanted to decorate an entire tree. It took me most of the morning to make this yarnbomb so I hope it brings a smile to your face.
Who hasn’t had a piece of candy at Christmas? I mean honestly, it is everywhere. I love a good piece of hard candy, there is something so satisfying about it. I am also very satisfied with this piece of candy. You can enjoy it from your tree and not have to worry about anyone eating it.
One of my favourite holiday traditions is hanging up stockings. I have always loved discovering what Santa left in my stocking the best on Christmas morning. It was full of fun little toys, good books, nice smelling bubble bath, etc. After stocking it was breakfast time then presents. Stockings have always been the best and I still think so. To honour that tradition I made this little stocking. It would be perfect to hold a gift card. Enjoy.
One of my favourite Christmas specials on tv has always been Peanuts Christmas special. The one where Charlie Brown picks out the small pathetic tree. Then at the end it is turned into something beautiful. I felt like I should do the same thing. So I knit up some Christmas ornaments and found a sad looking tree all by itself to hang them on. Mission accomplished I think.
Ok, now nobody get all uppity about how a fish is not really Christmassy and all that. I know that, but it is a really cute ornament. It is very appropriate for me actually because I fell in love with the pattern but it cost to much money for something I could make in an hour. So I never purchased it, however, one of my online pals knew I wanted it so she bought it for me. It was a gift, a Christmas gift. Therefore this fish is very Christmassy and appropriate. Please enjoy this Christmas fish. 😀
I had a sample of some very nice dark green yarn and I had no idea what to do with it. Then lucky, I started doing yarnvent. I realized that it was perfect to make some mistletoe. It was quick and easy to make, and super fun to put into use. I put it at the very lovely gazebo that Dryden has as you enter downtown from the underpass. It just seemed like the perfect place to steal a sweet kiss from your main squeeze.
So yesterday it was so warm it actually rained. This is a very rare occurrence in the north in the middle of December. In fact, it hasn’t been this warm (according to my mother) since she and my father roofed the house in December almost 30 years ago. Well it inspired me to make this melted snowman. Since the weather was not so nice today I placed him indoors, and if you are lucky you will see him at the Arena watching the skaters.