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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy 2nd Advent Sunday and St. Nicholas Day!


Today, we light two candles on our Advent Wreath
and celebrate in anticipation of Christ's birth on Christmas Eve.



This is what's called a "bunte Teller" meaning a colorful plate, a typical gift from St. Nikolaus if you were good as it is St. Nikolaus Tag in Germany and other European countries. I trust most children got some tasty treats on their plates or in their shoes, but I bet there also will be some very scared (probably) little boys vowing to do better next year. (Read my previous post for details.)

I also finally finished crocheting this pretty shawl and hat ensemble that would be perfect to wear with a little black dress on New Year's Eve. It's made from Patons' Devine mohair blend yarn in halo blue and I must tell you, the photos do not do it justice. This lovely set feels light as a feather - it's like touching a bunny rabbit...so light and airy and the color reminds me of a cloud...and you can barely feel the hat on your head.








You can see more images of this shawl and the dimensions in my Etsy shop here.

6 comments:

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh it is beautiful. I can tell it is soft and very classy. I have done a lot of crocheting in my time, and I truly appreciate the quality of the yarn and the work that goes into it. I stopped crochet due to a ganglion cyst that I had surgery for, on my right hand and after that never took up crocheting again, except for small things. You work is great. I would love a scarf like that is you decide on a giveaway.
Blessings.
QMM
QMM

Debbie said...

The scarf is beautiful! Happy 2nd Advent Day!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Ha ha...oh yes, a giveaway...NO NO sell it!!! I think it would sell quickly...but sometimes I will have a giveaway because I cannot do justice to a pair of earrings with the photography, some of my most beautiful beads do not photograph right and the earbobs don't sell then...in person they sell...

I love that picture of St. Nick and his helper...oh dear, I often got switches, I hate to tell you...and my mother used them on my legs, too...

Fairy Footprints said...

Doris, what a fun day today is.

Happy St. Nicholas day.

My husbands family is part German and they celebrate this day and waited up for Saint Nick's arrival to exchange the letters to Santa.

Hope your evening is going well.
Love the pictures.


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Sea Witch said...

Love the hat and scarf. Lovely color and work and looks so toasty. I will most definitly use your St Nicholas day info on Ravioli's for lunch. Will let you know when I post it. Thanks again and so glad you stop by to visit. Sea Witch

Samantha G said...

Ohhh the set is gorgeous! It would also look pretty with dark green, or silver, or dark brown... An elegant way to keep warm and toasty!!