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A Newfoundland Photography and Knitting Blog by Betty Nolan

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas Ellen!

Finally! It's Christmas! Ellen's first Christmas in Newfoundland and she's lovin' it! All the knitting, wrapping and preparations have kept Ellen quite busy over the last few months.  Today she can take a well deserved rest.

Yesterday I finished the last Christmas present, then took Ellen to Bowring Park for her last modelling session before the big day. We waited until almost dark so we'd get a few pictures of the lights in the Park so this post could look more Christmassy. The Park is pretty on an ordinary day, but at Christmas time the City strings lights all over the place, puts stars in trees and wreaths on lamp posts. It's a wonderful quiet spot in the midst of a city. We even got an NL Doggie Paparazzi picture!

Also, it snowed the night before last (commonly referred to as Tib's Eve, you know, the eve of Christmas Eve and supposedly named after a non-existant Saint). I don't really get that, but, when I went for a walk around Power's Pond yesterday I took the camera and got a few shots.  Kind of Christmassy  (without the lights). Of course the geese and ducks are delighted with the snacks I bring for them. They get presents too!  :-)

The piece Ellen is wearing is made with Paton's Stretch Sock yarn and Knit Picks Aloft, machine knit using the thread lace pattern card. I really like the effect even though it's not actually lacy. And, the stretch sock yarn gives it extra springiness. It's cozy. Just right for winter!

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you all have a happy holiday.

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