Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Time is Here

When the holiday season rolls around, one thing I look forward to is the airing of the Charlie Brown Christmas special. More specifically, I love hearing the Peanuts gang sing "Christmas Time is Here," and Linus's speech about the true meaning of Christmas. Yesterday I bought the original soundtrack and got a big kick out of listening to it in the background while working from home.

This is the scarf I made with the popcorn yarn I bought last month. It was going to be a gift for my sister, but there were a few problems. One, I tweaked the pattern and made the scarf too short, and two, I didn't notice I dropped a stitch until after I did the bind off. Plus ... well, it didn't turn out as pretty as the one in the pattern . But the popcorn does have a soft, teddy bear quality that I like. It was fun to knit with.

Sparkly joy arrived in the mail recently, a surprise from Deb at Garage Sale Gal . Thanks, Deb!

If you're looking for a gift for a knitty friend, there's still time to make a miniature knitting bag . It makes a great ornament.


Teresa said...

Lucky you- to listen to Charlie Brown Christmas music and work at the same time- that is my favorite holiday movie. Well, that and the grench who stole christmas.

Looks as though you are enjoying the holiday season- Merry Christmas to you!

Suz said...

Oh I love Charlie Brown Christmas!
So you fiddled with the should talk to my mom...she is a habitual fiddler...sometimes it works sometimes....not
It is still very nice...especially given from you..she will love it
Love the kitty toy...if I tell my mom..I'm sure she'll fiddle

Joshy and belle said...

every year we buy the christmas radio times and plan what to watch, i really like snuggling up in front of the fire when joshy is asleeop watching festive tv with a warm drink and my crochet! fliss xx

Dogwood said...

Fun blog post with many fun things. I too love the Charlie Brown Christmas. The music is wonderful. Oh, now I hear it in my head.

The scarf looks Ok but I know how it bugs us when there is a one will know but you.I am knitting a scarf now with a pattern but I am doing it random so if I miss count it won't matter!

I love our JOY silver decorations from Deb. She is the sweetest.

Woollywotnots said...

I love Charlie Brown too. I have a great DVD and know all the words : )

The wool for your scarf is sooo ununusal. It looks very feelable and warm.

Your silver joy looks ace.

I have your little wool bag hanging up and love it to bits. I'll always treasure it for ever. I'm going to give your pattern a go next year and try making one, but it looks very intricate. No way will it turn out as good as yours and I'll probably get glue all over! I'll let you know how it goes! : )

Theresa said...

I love it! Christmas memories are sometimes made up of a movie or a song. I think the popcorn scarf is pretty and I am sorry you made it shorter than you wanted! Only you would notice the dropped stitch:) I certainly wouldn't notice it! Have a blessed day dear friend!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, thanks for the link to that cute knitting bag -- it's adorable! Hubby loved Charlie Brown Christmas -- it's his favorite show. I love the soundtrack too!

Anonymous said...

Ooh I hope I'm the popcorn scarf sister, I have a birthday coming soon :) xxxooo Felty

Susan Gallacher-Turner said...

I love the Charlie Brown Christmas music, Vince Giraldi(the composer) is a wonderful jazz pianist.

By the way...I love the texture of that popcorn scarf...I don't see any mistakes. And the little knitting bag ornament is adorable!!
Susan Gallacher-Turner