Yes...here are my socks finished last night, started last Thursday at Knit and Natter at the Almanack! Knitted from West Yorkshire Spinners special Christmas yarn, but using my standard 'can knit them with my eyes closed nearly' pattern!
After all an easy pattern is needed for nattering, chatting to hubby, catching up with some of the TV we have recorded, and sitting down to celebrity University Challenge, whilst at the same time having a deadline to meet: New Christmas Socks for my feet on Christmas Day.
Thank goodness they have brought on the oldies for the mini series of University Challenge, and have backed off some of the very difficult mathematics and science questions, so that now we are getting relatively high scores, and so finishing with a more upbeat feeling!
As I took these out to the conservatory to photograph this morning, the story of the Iceland Yule Cat came to mind. I was introduced to this story by our entertainer at our Horticultural Club Christmas Party, and he haunts those at Christmas time, and eats those who don't get new clothes. Quite a gruesome story, and probably not one for the Children! So now the Yule Cat will avoid me at all costs, when I wear my new Christmas Socks!
To counteract this frightening story I offer the lovely WI custom at our group, to offer the Birthday 'Girls' of the month, a posy...this month is my birthday, no surprise there..and I was the only one this month. Kaye presented me with this lovely little Christmas Tree, which she had very nicely decorated with mini bunting in the same colours as the bunting we made for our WI Christmas Tree marking the WI's Centenary. There were the tiniest of stitches catching the smallest of pennants...Thank you so much Kaye, I shall treasure this little tree and in a few days time after my birthday it will be planted in the garden. When I was born my father planted a lovely Christmas Tree in the garden in Mauritius, and it grew and grew, until sadly one year it was blown down by a cyclone.