Wednesday, December 01, 2010

I am still knitting!  But I am currently without a camera - guess what's on my Christmas list?

After knitting well over a dozen of those cute little kittens, I started a pair of mittens for Aidan from a pattern in the same book.  Katie and I are also using a baby bootie pattern (also from the same book!) to make some baby booties to give away in honor of  the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe - which is coming up but not actually observed on December 12 because December 12th is the 3rd Sunday of Advent...BUT...there is a note that the feast may be celebrated the Saturday before or the Monday after...
you get the idea.  Our Lady of Guadalupe always gets me thinking about babies!   Speaking of babies...or THE Baby..I am reading an incredible book for Advent...a read very slowly because I don't want to miss a single thing kind-of-book...a will read again and again kind-of- book..
A simply amazing look at Jesus' time spent in Mary's womb.  I found a used a copy online - it is worth hunting for good price but $50???  Um no, don't spend that - if you have $50 for this book take at least half to donate to your local Crisis Pregnancy Center and find the book for $25 or less including shipping.

I also wanted to share that I took my knitting bag and a little library book I had picked up, The Christmas Tree by Julie Salamon to keep myself busy while my daughter was piping with her Pipe and Drum band last night. I have to say - I will never leave the house with any kind of Christmas story without a wad of tissues - ever again.   Do you know how hard it was for me not to start bawling in public while reading this book?  Hard.  I didn't quite bawl but let's just say the tears did gently and quietly roll down my cheek and I was slightly more snuffly than even my current cold would explain.

I hope I can beg, borrow, or steal a camera by next Wednesday!

But I will be sure to enjoy everyone else's pictures at Small Things and this weeks yarn along.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

You're brave to read Christmas stories in public! I read one aloud each night to our family. We've done three so far, and I've cried every time. I love Christmas stories!