The great O Antiphons began yesterday. I just learned about them for the first time last year, and this year I'm so happy to greet them back again in our Advent rhythm. One reason I adore them? They don't begin til December 17th! That is when I feel the Christmas season (for Mamas, especially) can reach a fever pitch in all of the extras, and it is so very nice to have something to meditate on, chew over, keep close and remind me of the reason for it all. It can be so easy to get swept up in all the hullabaloo.
So I'm thinking on O Antiphons and knitting a few rounds. I had forgotten about this yarn until I was digging through the enormous yarn bin in my closet searching for yarn to make more Elf shoes. It's a lovely peachish color in real life and I've been meaning to use it for something for Rosie. It is from Stonehedge Fiber Mill here in Michigan and was included in the enormous gift from my yarn fairy a few months back. I've knit with it before and love the weight (a light worsted that goes on forever!) and the super soft feel to it for baby things. I pulled it out and cast on for a Milo vest with the horseshoe cabling in an 18 month size...likely a bit too big for Rosie now but hopefully will take her into next fall. I'm not sure it will be done for Christmas, but I'm sure in the midst of all the activity, she won't mind a bit. I've never made a cabled Milo before, and I'm really enjoying it. Just a tiny bit of something extra to keep things interesting.
This weekend, family starts coming into town. There are parties to attend, food to make and this Mama could get spun right out of control. Turning to two things that keep me centered and sane - knitting and prayer.
What are you working on?
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