Monday, December 03, 2007

Jack Frost Visited Last Night

It does feel more "Christmas is Coming" with snow on the ground and frost on the windows.

On a frosty day, every bit of sunshine counts

I picked up a big tin of Pepparkakor in Madison last week. For those not in the know, these are very thin, very crisp Swedish ginger cookies (wonderful with coffee). I have an excellent recipe, but these are almost as good and much easier. Mr S did make his Christmas Pudding, and it is ageing in the fridge.

I've almost finished the second pair of ribbed mittens, and may squeak in a third. I figure I had better put them in the mail by the end of the week.

And I've been having fun with the DROPS design julekalender - very cute with those little red hearts and a new pattern surprise every day. But it won't let you peek ahead. What can I say? It's nice to feel a little childlike.


Leslie said...

FINALLY an advent calendar I like! Thanks for the link.

MollyBeees said...

Thanks for the wonderful link! Where did you get the Pepparkakor ?
Will miss you Friday! I did surgery on the piggy slippers. A few well placed stitches and some replacement stuffing and the snout reconstruction was complete. Can't even tell!

Elizabeth said...

Are you dug out today? I'm going to have to do a bit of digging, but I'm stalling inside with coffee and an early lunch.

I love your frosty window picture.

Cindy G said...

Glad folks enjoyed the calendar link. I found it in a Ravelry forum post.

Sooo glad the piggy slippers survived! Pepparkakor info (and recipe in today's post.

I'm snuggled in today, too, but my caffine fix is Diet Pepsi instead of coffee Crazy for winter, but that's me :)

YarnThrower said...

I'm a little late to the party...but thanks for the link to the Advent pattern calendar! Very fun! The weather certainly has been, er, interesting?! Challenging! ...and, dare I say, a little fun to be hunkering down inside here and there... Good knitting!

magnusmog said...

Cats always find the only sliver of sunshine don't they :)