…what a lovely weekend we had…
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There is a strange Christmas thing going on around me. Every year, family and friends all around me (including myself) are getting fed up with that huge machinerie of shopping and consumerism around Christmas and we all agree: “we are not going to give presents this year, aren’t we?” – however, on Christmas day, most of us still end up with giving each other “just a tiny little thing I saw and just had to get for you”…
Don’t get me wrong, I love presents (receiving them and giving them, in particular since I re-discovered knitting), I’m just wondering what this urge on Christmas is about. I guess it has something to do with the rituals around Christmas, the candles, a Christmas tree, the snow, Christmas songs, the smell of cinnamon and cloves, Christmas markets.
Now that I’m writing about it, I think Christmas is a very “physical” thing: it’s all about the senses: lights, smells, food, sounds – and a physical present to unwrap is just in line with that…and although from an intellectual point of view I might be able to “understand” it all, my heart still yearns for these rituals…which is something different to getting caught up in a shopping spree in a desperate attempt to find the right present for everyone.
I like the idea of that – which is why I’m off now and can’t post any WIP pictures…not giving away any Christmas secrets, you know.
Oh, just one more thing: had a lovely walk yesterday, despite the rain,...and funny enough, the colours I found outside were the same as my current project’s…so I’m up to date with my knitting, it seems.
current mood: wrapping up
current soundtrack: Shantel – Dunarea
current projects: that’s a secret now…
…has been a bit rough-and-tumble in the last few weeks…however, I should be on the mend now, hopefully.
By doctor’s orders I’m supposed to have as much outdoor excercise as I can- which is an easy thing to do at the moment: all around there are news of gale-force winds and terrible downpours – and we are having quiet, peaceful autumn days here down by the riverside.
Which led to some beautiful autumn walks…
…and a Saturday spent at Lake Constance – great views, not so great food at a very touristy place in Meersburg and a lovely walk through the vinyards.
Knitting related news: I finished “Miss Winkle” by Martina Behm (http://strickmich.frischetexte.de/shop/shop-misswinkle) and am just waiting for it to dry to show you some pics. Blocking is fun on this project, as it involves the abuse of household appliances, in this case a broomstick…
For Miss Winkle, I used Ponderosa Wool (http://de.dawanda.com/shop/PondeRosa-Wolle), just a simple sock wool blend, but it was nice to knit with, and the colourway – called “very British” of all things! – is beautiful.
My pic for today: some Autumn finds which remind me of the lovely walk I had today, up on the hills overlooking the town…current mood: are things getting better? current soundtrack: Laura Marling – Alpha Shallows currently on the needles: Mormorio by Heather Zoppetti, Strandwanderer by Lea Victoria,
…for myself, and everyone else who’s in need of itcurrent mood: very quiet current soundtrack: Agnes Obel – Aventine currently on the needles: Miss Winkle by Martina Behm, Mormorio by Heather Zoppetti, Strandwanderer by Lea Victoria,