“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,

Jack Frost nipping on your nose,
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.”

Brrr, it is a bit nippy,

and when its nippy there is only one course of action.

a lovely roaring fire…

As being enjoyed by Eric and Charlie (Pip’s had just disappeared because he had become too hot)

And rather than admit you are too hot, Eric has mastered the art of Heat Bathing.

He has developed it into quite an art form. Eventually he had to admit defeat and get off my lap because he was simply too hot.

and hot soup…

Hubby and son no.1 are working hard outside today so before they went out I made then a comforting and nourishing soup. Basically it was a left over soup from fresh chicken stock stored in the freezer, home grown leeks, left over mashed potato, 1/2 bag of salad leaves mostly comprising of rocket, watercress and spinach, some fresh ginger, a tin of sweetcorn, a dash of milk and then well seasoned. It was surprisingly good. Accompanied with almost stale wholemeal bread, toasted and rubbed over with fresh garlic, to be broken up as wished into one’s soup. A meal from almost nothing one might say. I do find it very satisfying to make something tasty with leftovers that could easily be thrown away.

and knitting…

Oh you did notice the yarn… This is Indigo Moon in colourway Starlight. Purchased many moons ago from Socktopus.

And although I should be sewing in ends of the squares of my Lizard Ridge blanket, I felt the need to knit some truly beautiful socks in front of the fire. I am in love with this yarn, if anyone knows of a source of Indigo Moon in this country could they please let me know as sadly Socktopus no longer stocks high end luxury sock yarn. (Mind you Alice is very busy with other wonderful adventures)

And although I am indulging by immersing myself in jewel like yarn, I did finish my Mum’s Christmas socks last night. In a colourway that I had had trouble hunting down. Opal 4ply in Winter Fairy Tale 2154, knit on 2.5 needles. Hopefully Mum will like them as much as I do.

3 thoughts on ““Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,

  1. amelia says:

    Oh to be a cat in a good home!! I can just feel him stretch and feel how warm he is and soft..I love your yarn, it's very pretty and your mums socks look really nice, I'll bet she'll love them!!


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