The house is filled with it's Christmas finery now and despite my recent protests that I haven't felt my usual Christmassy self yet this year, I think it's finally starting to slowly seep into me. Not the full bubbly excitement that I usually get, but I'm enjoying the decorations, lighting my gingerbread house candle and the warm glow of the lights.
In fact, there must have been something bubbling away there under the surface all along because I actually made something for this yuletide season back in November which I had almost forgotten about. I was inspired by the colours of my Dolly Mixtures Blanket, which for once I hadn't tired of at the end of the project as would usually be the case. This time I wanted to make something else using them so I thought a Christmas stocking would be just the thing.
A nice and simple little thing, relaxing and quick. Just the thing to follow a huge blanket project. The heel isn't quite right but since it's only going to hang there I didn't worry about that too much. Although, I must say a lot of people on IG were liking the idea of a pair of bed socks like this, so maybe a little more thought into the working of the heel would be worthwhile. It would only take a few tweeks to make this fit real feet after all...
While I'm talking decorations, I thought I'd share a little Christmas bling with you. I normally manage to acquire a couple of new things every year to add to my already pretty loaded tree and this year is no exception. The tree is decked out in it's more usual colour explosion style this time around and so the mix mash of styles you see below do all find a way to sit together without looking out of place. I particularly love the peacock, isn't he glorious?
I know this will only appeal to me, but looking back over my past Christmas posts, I like to see and remember what I've done and how things vary subtly from year to year. Last year I had a tasteful golden tree, the year before was a colour explosion like this year and in 2011 the tree was in full colour again but the mantle was wearing colourful stars. It's nice to see those little changes I think.