I am rather ashamed of myself. There was hardly any knitting left to do on the black/white cardigan for Toddler J but I have only just done it and it still needs sewing up and buttons adding. I think I was somewhat reluctant to do it because I don’t like the yarn, which is an important lesson for me. I bought the yarn, a whole pack of 10 balls, because it was being sold off at a bargain price. I wonder why!! Note to self , do not buy whole packs of bargain yarn and don’t start a project with yarn you don’t like. There are four balls left, enough for another jumper, but I have packed it up and it shall go to a charity shop this weekend.
There has been some other knitting but that it for sharing tomorrow on Scrap Happy Day.
Christmas preparations are well in hand, cards have been written and posted. Mr M&S delivery person has delivered the hampers I choose for the family for Christmas presents this year. Which leads me on nicely to a conversation I had with Mr Humbug E this week. It goes something like this.
Me “I love getting ready for Christmas”.
Mr Humbug E ” It’s all commercialism and the shops are full of c**p”.
Me ” So how does that affect us getting ready for Christmas?”
Long story short we talked about what we liked about Christmas when we were children.
Mr Humbug” Christmas was ok till the boys wanted plimsolls for £100!”
Short altercation while I reminded him of the stories he told about the Christmases he had as a child , which included Mr Humbug Senior choosing Christmas Eve to varnish their cork floor.
My Mum bless her worked herself into the ground for Christmas, homemade everything to eat, homemade decorations, homemade Christmas stockings for goodness sake, made each year from wrapping paper. I guess I carried on with the homemade everything for our children.
So then we started to think about what we had really enjoyed the most about Christmas and it boiled down to
Board Games with the whole family.
Fruit and Nuts to nibble.
A winter walk.
Simples to quote a meerkat. It was then but a short leap to deciding to make Christmas stocking up for each other. I had a rummage through the cupboards and came up with two of the three stockings I had made for our sons. I think I gave Mr J his for Master Harry years ago.
Now undoubtably they have seen better days but they are 30+ years old, but they are still stockings. So my only problem is what to fill one of them with for Mr Humbug, apart from the obvious.
Board Games we have, carols we can listen too or I could sing ( maybe not). Walk and nibbles easy peasy.
I expect he will still moan but it should be fun. Not the moaning, that’s just tedious, the stocking etc.
So I wonder what aspect of Christmas did you enjoy the most as a child? And what would you put in a stocking for a Mr Humbug type of person?
I’ll be back tomorrow to show what I have been knitting …..