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December is here & Christmas is near ♥ Hallelujah

sunset on December 1st

December days are short.
This iPad photo was captured at 4:18 pm!

December is here, and our days are getting short—now down to less than 8 hours from 17 at summer solstice… 😦 WordPress “snowflakes” are virtually floating across computer screens, once again 🙂 And outside in the real world, another 18+ cms/12+ inches of real flakes fell over the weekend.

Thank Goodness for our “snow angel” neighbour Randy, who turned out to be our mystery shoveler from my last post. The season has barely begun, yet Randy has already been by several times with his trusty snowblower! I’ve been out there too, since I really don’t mind (and at times do enjoy) a bit of snow shovelling. But when it snows every day and/or more than a few inches at a time? Well, that’s when it really starts cutting into my knitting time. So you can bet your needles that there’ll be something special on my needles again this year for Randy 😉

The orples popped by the blog to play in our snow, too 🙂 That was a pleasant surprise! Click here to meet the orples and see for yourself what characters they are. And who knows, they might come visit you too… woohoo!

Orples playing in the snow! ♥


As well, I’m still working at photos for the DIY heart garland project mentioned in this post. To get started now, go ahead and knit hearts with feltable wool, leaving extra-long 45 cm/18 inch yarn tails and I’ll return shortly with quick instructions for finishing the heart garland.
Choose from my hearty knitting pattern links at:
Sweetie♥KNIT♥Heart & Bramble♥tini Heart

And now that it’s finally December, we can crank the Christmas tunes! Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” is one of my favourite songs. Below are a few favourite versions—including Canadian musical poet Leonard Cohen (live at the Montreal Jazz Festival 2008), Canadian singer/songwriter K.D. Lang (from the Vancouver 2010 Olympics), and even a Christmas version “A Hallelujah Christmas” by Manhattan based band, Cloverton.

It might also interest you to read BuzzFeed’s 25 Things You Might Not Know About “Hallelujah” article. Did you know this song has over 300 known cover versions? Wow, that’s a lot—especially since the song took so many years to gain popularity! Nowadays, it seems that everyone wants to sing it… So go ahead and sing your heart out with these videos 🙂

Thank you for visiting my Knitting With Heart blog today!
I’d love it if you’d also stop by and “like” my Knitting With Heart facebook page 🙂 
♥  ♥  ♥
Please feel free to reblog and/or share any of my posts…
And if you’re on Twitter, it would be really sweet if you’d give me a tweet 🙂 

happy December ♥ Jackie

13 responses

  1. I like the way you re-blogged this post, Jackie. Thank you so much. Hopefully, we’ll both meet new friends by sending them back and forth! 😉


    December 3, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    • My pleasure and yes, that’d be great! Thanks again, Marcy 🙂 ♥ ❤


      December 4, 2014 at 11:50 am

  2. Jackie, you have me wondering now about the WP snow. How come it doesn’t fall on Irish WP blogs. jxxx


    December 4, 2014 at 3:44 am

    • Hey Jean 🙂 WP will make it snow for you in Ireland, too. Your background colour is white, but give it a try… Just go to your dashboard —> settings —> general. Scroll to the bottom and click the box marked “Show falling snow on my blog until January 4th.” Mine was activated last year, so it snowed automatically at the stroke of December. 🙂 ♥ ❤


      December 4, 2014 at 3:17 pm

  3. Beth

    I know you must have been wearing warm socks as you wrote this one! I can’t imagine getting cold feet, but I can imagine having fun knitting a pair of colorful socks.


    December 6, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    • Ohhh Beth… you know it! My computer is in the basement—our unfinished basement with concrete floor—and I wear at least one pair of warm socks at all times 😉 I do have sock yarn, but haven’t found time to knit socks in a while 🙂 ♥ ❤


      December 6, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    • PS… Thanks for popping by and “liking” my KWH facebook page 🙂 ♥ ❤


      December 6, 2014 at 8:17 pm

  4. First time I saw the wordpress snowflakes I thought my computer had dandruff.


    December 9, 2014 at 3:11 am

    • LoLoLoL Carl 😀 And do you reckon the WP flakes have passed the scratch test? 🙂 ♥ ❤


      December 9, 2014 at 1:47 pm

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