Friday, 21 December 2012

Day Twenty One

I woke this morning feeling exhausted with all the planning and preparation and wishing it was this time next week. But a few hours sitting knitting with friends over coffee and brunch was just what I needed. Perfect time out.
 
 
At the very last minute we decided to have a Secret Santa and I got lucky. A tea towel edged with some fabulous pompoms and a journal for jotting down my knitting inspirations. It also has pages of tips for knitters including "Yoga poses for knitters". The others were relieved that I decided not to demonstrate "The Downward Dog" over my coffee. Thank you Santa!

 
It was also a chance to add a few more rows to a Christmas present that despite my optimism, will not be finished by Christmas Day. But then why spoil what has become something of a tradition. He only ever gets one sock!

19 comments:

  1. Glad I'm not the only one to rarely get presents to anyone on time. Would be far too shocking now

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  2. Lovely chilled morning with good friends. Thanks Gina

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  3. I'm hoping to start my first ever pair of socks over christmas - hope he likes the one sock with the promise of more to come!

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  5. He can hop till you've finished the second one! I too have enjoyed a lovely relaxing day with my youngest daughter and begun knitting a cardigan. I was wise enough not to make any gifts this year, but many years ago totally exhausted myself getting things done on time.

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  6. Brunch is the most restorative meal! I have a sock at the same phase. It's the first one, so no chance of them as a gift, apart from to myself. the gift of Christmas sanity, provided by a few soothing rows.

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  7. Oh brilliant - I love that .. yoga poses for knitters!!! Have a wonderful Christmas. x Jo

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  8. Sounds like a perfect day! (And at least one foot will be warm!)

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  9. Just what you needed and I love the idea of getting one sock for Christmas very year! Xxx

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  10. Our Boxing day is built around brunch (and maybe a very light supper) and I'm beginning to think I'd quite like to do things that way on Christmas day too. A proper brunch is the best meal there is, only improved by the company of friends and/or knitting, and you had all three!

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  11. Gina, your one sock tradition has got a wonderful 2012 addition.

    Isn't it something to see how somehow, all our generous Christmas preparations do come together on that special day.

    Mind you...I've one more gift to finish, and cookie baking is yet to begin.

    xo

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  12. What a great secret Santa gift, perhaps the yoga positions will give you the focus to finish the second sock! I've never ever finished a second sock either!
    Happy weekend Gina,
    Vivienne xxx

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  13. Sometimes just stopping and doing something rythmic like knitting is the perfect antidote to the stress of Christmas. Today finally feels festive......Yay!

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  14. Knitting with friends over brunch is the perfect tonic, and you've scored some wonderful pressies there. I think that one sock for Christmas is a lovely tradition. Wishing you a lovely Christmas Gina, see you in the new year x

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  15. Sounds like a nice brunch - and well the recipient of the socks has something to look forward to. The cakes in the last post looked yummy - Have a really Happy Christmas.

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  16. What a lovely pressie from the secret santa. I'm so glad I'm not the only one still making xmas presents.

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  17. Glad you're feeling less stressed, it does get to you if you're not careful, I still have one Christmas present to make but it's only a little one.

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  18. But what a fabulous sock it is...two days to go? Could you do it?!

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  19. Only just catching up on blog reading, now I am safely ensconced in Norfolk. I'm glad you were pleased with secret Santa x

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