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Sunday, July 28, 2013
I was supposed to make 2 ornaments a month. This project began on July 26, 2013. Four ornaments are now completed, only 21 to go! I love this project; quick completions with new skills learned. I think I have figured out slip slip knit vs. knit 2 together. I also learned the picot bind off (the snow on the house).
The goal of this project is to spend no money. The pattern was completely free from Ravelry.com, just search for Advent Garland, designed by Frankie Brown. I may have purchased the ivory yarn, because I did not have that and would use it often throughout the project. But all other yarn to be used must come from my stash. So far, it has - reminding me of projects made and given!
Our Advent calendar is under way! Eric will design a wooden tree to place these ornaments each day. I will plan out devotions that coordinate with each ornament. Either a Bible story, verse, book to read ("The Legend of the Candy Cane" - for the candy cane, "Who is Coming to Our House? - for the mouse", "Room for a Little One" and "The Tale of Three Trees"- for the tree), a kind deed to do for someone, song to listen to from Christ in the Carols, etc. We did Christ in the Carols last year. We read the meaning and history of the song, then listened to the song while reflecting on the words. It was a beautiful Advent. Since I am thinking about the devotions, I altered the chain ornament. I was supposed to make 4 chains, but since I want to tie the devotion to the Trinity - I made only 3.
We only have to figure out how to "hide" or present each ornament and directions of what to do that day. I am thinking of having the trunk flip open to place the ornament and devotion for each day. Or string simple numbered bags across our fireplace to remove each day. Much better than The Elf on the Shelf!