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Countdown to Christmas

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Robinredbreast, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. Sable_Jan

    Sable_Jan · Guest

    Eldest and family are coming up for 3 days, 21-23, Christmas Day with youngest & her family, his Mum & her friend, Boxing Day at my friends and not sure when I'm seeing son & his family yet...
    Yes, you had a big early family Christmas at the end of last month didn't you...
    Followed knitting pattern to letter (even tested tension) Xmas jumper am knitting needs be all undone. Sleeve to armhole should be 18"..... just finished increases and it measures 23" explains why yarn seems to be running out. The V seemed long too and boy is it... know it's a man's but almost to my belly button. Guess that's one Xmas present won't be ready....and all the hand and arm ache that's gone into it
     
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  2. mist

    mist · Guest

    You must knit faster **** it! :D
     
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  3. Sable_Jan

    Sable_Jan · Guest

    Got to ball it all up first and start again
     
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  4. mist

    mist · Guest

    I believe in your abilities..:D
     
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  5. Sable_Jan

    Sable_Jan · Guest

    I believe in my abilities, just not able to knit at great speed or duration anymore. My body won't let me unfortunately
     
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  6. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    We went to London yesterday, first of all to Covent Garden, then China town, Leicester Square and lastly the South bank, so Christmassy, will upload a few images later. It was a great day and we had a lovely meal at Strada's, but it was very busy, then the train home :) A chat, a laugh and a cuddle with my teen, then bed zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, it was a great end to a great day :)
     
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  7. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    1480766049195.jpg Covent Garden
    1480782792066.jpg Southbank
    1480782097850.jpg Southbank
    Yesterday in London.
     
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  8. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    You have a busy time jam at Christmas..you will enjoy it ..Christmas does not always have to be on the 25 ..
    Yes I had an early family Christmas we went to Shakespeare land it was nice .. :) the county of my birth ..the bard ..
    We stayed in a tiny cottage loved it , right by the river , so I could feed the ducks ..
    My sister kit ! Didn't cook this year , we organised a pub lunch .. for 14 .. this now included sisters chiodren and their partners
    Then back to my sisters for puddings lol I had taster portions , then kit with Kat wore Santa hats and gave gifts out ..
    Everyone enjoyed that ..
    a few tense moments to , but frailer parents one the carer and one with dementia ..seemed to enjoy it .. that's why we do it ..
    I had to leave Christmas Day bags to .. I am all shopped out now .. but that was family Christmas ..
    Now I just have the romantic Christmas with tom .. not sure to go with traditional main or not ..
    All the treats are bought though .. x

    Keep on knitting jam ;) @Sable_Jan
     
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  10. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Awww like this one :singing::singing::singing:
     
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  11. Sable_Jan

    Sable_Jan · Guest

    Sounds lovely.... traditional main I'm assuming is NOT turkey in your household......
    I've undone all and balled it up ready for next attempt. It's a more fitted one so need to take measurements...tomorrow night now. Should grow faster than previous pattern.....so fingers crossed
     
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  12. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Not for me jam ...
    But I love all,the trimmings ..
    Tom is not veggie though :)
    I was just thinking .. traditional or something else ..
    lots on the tv to watch .. do I want to be busy in the kitchen lol x
     
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  13. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Put my usual xmas tree up on top of the crunching box on my computer bench.

    Some extra poppies and a new daffodil as a star.

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Lovely tree. We bought new baubles this year and my teenager liked a clip on rose, so that is at the top of the tree. I love the Christmas tree's. I would have it up all the year if I could lol.
     
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  15. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Chris Rea, love this one.

     
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  16. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    The tree goes back in it's bag on new years day, and put away in the cupboard for another year.

    I save bits of tinsel that would have ended up in the bin at the bowls club from their decorations. Plus the poppies which we get twice a year here on Anzac day and Remembrance Day. THey will get put on next xmas.
     
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  17. srobertson06

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    Cannot face putting up the full size tree this year - brought just a little one about 18 inches high - don't think it will hold any lights etc. so I have decided to hang a few of my special baubles on ribbon from the curtain pole so they can hand in the window but won't put them up until around 12th December. Reason for this is that this is the first ever Christmas that I am going to be on my own, also last year although not completely alone, my mother passed away just before Christmas and I am finding it all a little bit hard this year to find the joy!
     
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  18. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Aaww bless you, it can be a sad time for so many, so sending a virtual hug, take care X [​IMG]
     
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  19. ellagy

    ellagy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    srobertson06 that sounds lovely, you probably don't have the space for any more anyway. \I think a nice thing would be if we all take a moment on a certain day to have a warm thought for everyone who will be alone... maybe have a sip of something too. Would you like to suggest the day and the time?
     
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  20. Robinredbreast

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    If we loved nearer to one another I would of invited you to join us at Christmas X
     
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