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#56 ๐Ÿ’œ ‘Twas the weekend before Christmas…


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Christmas knitting decorations

Christmas knitting decorations

Christmas knitting decorations

Flight Knits Carry-On WIP #2

Hello & Welcome to myย 56th episode of the KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is my knitterly version of Clement Clarke Moore’s “Twas the night before Christmas” poemโ€”inspired byย my sack of incomplete Christmas decorations, as I race to finish in time for the 25th! ๐Ÿ™‚

‘Twas the weekend before Christmas,
when all through the house…
Not a project was finished,
not even a gift knit for my spouse!

The incomplete stitches were
layed by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas’
elf-help team soon would be there…

My needles were nestled
all snug in their yarn webs,
While visions of sweet FO’s
danced in my head.

And hubby in his sports jersey,
and I with my knitting lap,
Had just settled in for a long evening
of Hockey Night in Canada on tap.

Then away with my pics to the
web’s window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the iPad and threw
open the photo editing app,

And sprang to my blog,
to WordPress gave a whistle,
And away the pics flew
like the down of a thistle.

And I whistled, and shouted,
and called them by name…

Now Dasher! now Dancer!
now Prancer and Vixen!
On Comet! On Cupid!
on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the blog!
there’s no time to crawl!
Now dash away!
Dash away! Dash away all!

Introducingโ€ฆ my Brambleโคtini Heart knitting pattern

โ€“โ€” ๐Ÿ’œ Have you thought about buying a copy of my knitting pattern today? ๐Ÿ’œ

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Thank you for visiting my Knitting With Heart blog today!
Iโ€™d love it if youโ€™d also stop by and โ€œlikeโ€ my Knitting With Heart facebook page.
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Happy last week ’til Christmas to all,
and to all a good-night!ย โ™ฅ Jackie

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47 responses

  1. Have a fantastic holiday season!!

    Liked by 3 people

    December 19, 2016 at 4:45 am

  2. Happy last week till Christmas!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    December 19, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    • Thanks so much e-Icewolf โค Wishing you a very merry Christmas, as well! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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      December 20, 2016 at 8:10 pm

  3. I love your Christmas spirit! Merry Christmas!

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    December 20, 2016 at 7:04 am

    • Thanks Eugenia โค Hangin' on by a yarn tail, at the moment… LoL ๐Ÿ˜‰ Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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      December 20, 2016 at 8:15 pm

  4. I decided to not wait until the new year –
    Had to come see you
    And smiling with your poem –
    Not a project was finished….
    Hah!
    All was good.
    Things are kicking in high gear over here. Visitors coming in a few days too –
    Oh and the decoration photos were so festive and I love the “hope” nestled in there. It was sweet to read….

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    December 21, 2016 at 5:17 am

    • Happy to see you again so soon, dear Yvette โค Glad you enjoyed this post! Looking at the photos after posting, I'd been a bit concerned whether my "H" might look like an "N" … 'cause that'd spell "NOPE" and we gotta have HOPE! … LoL ๐Ÿ˜‰ So thanks for clarifying that for me ๐Ÿ™‚
      Wishing you, your family and guests a very merry Christmas and fabulously happy 2017! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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      December 21, 2016 at 5:52 pm

  5. Hope you and yours have a great Christmas, Jackie. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    December 21, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    • Thanks Sarah โค Wishing you a very merry Christmas and hope for a blessed new year! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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      December 21, 2016 at 7:27 pm

  6. Absolutely beautiful. I am always blessed by dropping by. Thank you for what you contribute to the lives of others. Have a peaceful and Happy Time.

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    December 21, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    • Awe thanks for these kind words, Faye โค Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas and blessed new year! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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      December 21, 2016 at 7:46 pm

  7. What a beautiful poem! ๐Ÿ™‚ Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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    December 22, 2016 at 10:40 am

    • Thanks Inese โค Wishing you a very merry Christmas and joy throughout the new year! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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      December 22, 2016 at 6:47 pm

      • Thank you so much, Jackie! Hope 2017 is a better year.

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        December 23, 2016 at 8:32 am

        • Yup… hopefully, ‘though I’ll be keeping my seatbelt prayerfully buckled-up! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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          December 23, 2016 at 8:22 pm

          • Yes, just in case. โค

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            December 24, 2016 at 3:43 pm

            • Yup! :-/ Hope you’re enjoying a happy Christmas day (still eve here), Inese! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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              December 24, 2016 at 8:17 pm

              • Enjoy your Christmas day, Jackie, and have a wonderful New Year! โค

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                December 25, 2016 at 5:37 am

                • Thanks Inese โค Christmas was quiet, with lots of snow. Got some nice snow/sunset pics to show you in my next post!
                  Hope you're enjoying your final week of the year. And hoping for more hope in the upcoming year! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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                  December 28, 2016 at 9:13 pm

                  • Thank you so much, Jackie. Looking forward to your next post. Happy New Year! โค

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                    December 29, 2016 at 5:20 am

                    • Still working at that postโฃโฃโฃ Happy New Year, Inese ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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                      December 31, 2016 at 9:28 pm

                    • Happy and prosperous New Year to you! โค

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                      January 1, 2017 at 8:38 am

  8. Merry Christmas to you! Peace and joy to you for 2017!

    Liked by 1 person

    December 24, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    • Thanks CC โค Peace, joy, hope and love to you too! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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      December 24, 2016 at 8:15 pm

  9. Very cute! Hope you got everything completed.

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    December 26, 2016 at 10:07 am

    • Thanks Joanna โค Still plugging away and determined to post decorated pics… hopefully by New Year's, but for SURE in time for Orthodox Christmas… yeesh! :-/ Hope this final week of the year is a good one for you! ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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      December 28, 2016 at 9:44 pm

  10. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas, Jackie! May your New Year be blessed. โค

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    December 27, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    • Hope your Christmas was merry and bright too, Anna โค And hope the new year finds you blessed and blessing! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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      December 28, 2016 at 9:59 pm

  11. As You Log Out Of Last Year
    And Login To This New Year,
    I Wish To Send You Happy New Year Wishes Full Of Success, Prosperity, Happiness And Joy.
    May This Be A Year Of Change Unto Your Life May GOD Give You Protection And Good Health. Let Guardian Angel’s keeps your mind alert and bright. Hope the joyful Spirit keeps glowing in the your heart forever!
    Happy New Year!
    ๐Ÿ‘‘Blessings๐Ÿ‘‘

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    December 30, 2016 at 1:33 am

    • Thank you for these beautiful words of hope, Justin โค
      So blessed to have retrieved this comment from the spam folder!!!
      May the Lord bless you in all these ways also…
      sustaining your efforts in Jesus' name and
      protecting you from evil throughout 2017! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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      December 31, 2016 at 10:34 pm

  12. Happy New Year! Thank you so much for dropping by and catching up on several posts…Hope all is well with you and yours for the start of another year.

    Steve

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    January 5, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    • Happy New Uear to you and yours, Steve ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad to pop by your encouraging blog today. I think we’ll all need to buckle-up for 2017! :-/ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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      January 5, 2017 at 11:19 pm

  13. Hope you had wonderful year-end. =)

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    January 7, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    • Hope your 2016 ended well too, Diana โค God's blessings to you, thoughout this new year! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWHa

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      January 8, 2017 at 9:20 pm

  14. Just stopping by to say “hello”. Hope all is well. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    January 8, 2017 at 2:35 am

    • Hello Anna โค So sweet of you to stop by ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, we're well… Hit some technology snags and got lazy/deflated when my blog missed Christmas, but I'm still here! Just trying to get back into the groove :-/

      Happy belated New Year to you and hope all's well there too! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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      January 8, 2017 at 11:56 pm

  15. Jackie, I’m late coming to this post but never mind – it is beautifully festive, your poem has me smiling, so wonderfully inventive, love the videos you share and mostly your lovely decorations and short clip of them all and the crackling fire! Ahhh..I feel Christmassy once again! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ warmest wishes for a happy New Year to you and yours. โ™ฅ๏ธ

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    January 19, 2017 at 12:59 am

    • awe thanks, Annika โค Always lovely to see and hear from you!

      Well…… after 3 consecutive years of posting our decorated staircase in time for Christmas, my blog is the latest of all!!! Totally missed the entire season, due to my late start on Christmas projects and unexpected technical difficulties/adjustments :-/ It left me feeling pretty bummed, but will soon post pics collected along the way! Currently stitching the final piece in hopes of posting pics soon … LoL…yeah… I know it's a month after Christmas, but gotta โค looking at the decor, 'though the Hubs is eager to pack this party up ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a great week ahead! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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      January 22, 2017 at 4:24 pm

  16. I like your posts. I follow you (if you can follow me and you).

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    January 21, 2017 at 5:10 am

  17. Hey there! I’m not sure if you already follow her or not, but you might enjoy this fabulous blogger: https://afthead.com/

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    January 26, 2017 at 10:35 am

  18. The groundhog has forecast another 6 weeks of winter. Hope you’re staying warm and cozy. โค

    Liked by 1 person

    February 5, 2017 at 11:31 am

    • Hi Anna ๐Ÿ™‚ HA! Yep… groundhogs across Canada have predicted an early spring, while yours and ours say otherwise ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Thanks for keeping in touch! You’re a good friend, Anna โค I'm sorry for taking so long with this reply, but I've made your comment an incentive to finally get my blogful act together… Slipping out of queue wasn't easy, but neither is jumping back in… sigh :-/ Anyway, planning to post something new tomOrrow… So 'guess now we'll see whose prediction comes true, huh? LoL… pressure! Keep warm and ttys ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’œ Jackie@KWH

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      February 9, 2017 at 1:05 am

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