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Merry Christmas 2018 ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐ŸŽถโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ˜

Knitted Christmas decorations beside the fireplace.
Christmas Eve 2016 treats

Christmas Eve 2016 treats

Merry Christmas EVERYone! Wow, what a year 2018 has been… Only 3 (now 4) published blog posts, ‘though I’ve had plenty to say (accumulating more incomplete draft posts than ever beforeย ๐Ÿค”

Now for this post, I wanted to link a photo with my last year’s Christmas decor post. And suddenly, there it was. A box of fresh-baked shortbread from our next-door neighboursโ€”uploaded 2 years ago to my WP media folderย ๐Ÿ˜Žย What could make it more perfect? We exchanged Christmas cookies again today ๐Ÿ˜

Life’s funny like that, isn’t it? Sharing is caring and with crumbs to spare! Yup, ’tis better to give than receive… And ’tis better to realize we have what we need… And ’tis no use chasing our “wants” lists… ’cause have you seen those things? They’re endless! Contentment, now that’s something worth wanting!

 

 


Christmas hearts decorated staircase

Christmas 2013 โค

stair railing decorated with handknit hearts

Christmas 2014 โค

Christmas knit/crochet decorated staircase

Christmas 2015 โค

Christmas knitting decorations

Christmas 2016 โค

 

 

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Wishing you the joy of contentment this Christmas! ๐Ÿ˜ โ™ฅ Jackie


‘Twas knit-erally a year later… Christmas 2016 staircase decor just in time for Christmas 2017 ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ˜

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how to make a heartfelted Brambleโคtini loop ornament ||| Knitting With HeartWell it’s beginning to look a lot like last year’s Christmas, now that my fibrously festive decor pics are finally packaged into a presentable post… HA! Why does time always fly so fast?!?

Anyhoo… holding an iPad completely still for stills can be a bit of a challenge. So in today’s photo gallery, I’ve included one especially blurred shot to emphasizes the crAZy of my logic to share Christmas photos a year late …LoL… But OhhhHo boy… really gotta get cracking on THIS year’s decorating! Family’s coming to visit from Manitoba and it’s gonna be extra fun… ‘though may need a Christmas miracle to get it all done!ย 

‘Twas last Christmas when my nimble knitting fingers stitched the first fleecy prototype for my upcoming “It’s ALL about Jesus” mosaic knitting pattern design. I’d hoped to have it published by now, but these things take time. For now, I’m extremely thankful to have my ol’ iMac back and slowly-yet-surely moving forward with pattern layout preparations! Currently stitching my 4th sampleโ€”see lovely group shot of em’ all laid flat on a striped bath towel “blocking mat” ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

Do you believe Christmas (and life in general) is all about Jesus? It truly warms my heart and soothes my soul to knit such comforting words โค

Feel free to click the following photos and climb my stairway decor from Christmas past… 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016… Hope you’ll also enjoy the fireside Christmas music video and/or meaningful message from one of my favourite preachers,ย  Pastor Charles Lawson ๐Ÿ™‚


Christmas hearts decorated staircase

Christmas 2013 โค

stair railing decorated with handknit hearts

Christmas 2014 โค

Christmas knit/crochet decorated staircase

Christmas 2015 โค

Christmas knitting decorations

Christmas 2016 โค

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Wishing you a woolerfully festive Christmas! ๐Ÿ˜ โ™ฅ Jackie


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

Christmas knitting decorations

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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

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Happy last week ’til Christmas to all,
and to all a good-night!ย โ™ฅ Jackie


Visions of Christmas Past- Redux via TheLifeProject

Christmas gift with heart & yarn embellishment

December is here and Christmas is near… hallelujah! โ€จSo let’s crank the Christmas carols and get this festive month started, shall we?

Today’s reblog was inspired by Don @ The Life Projectโ€”just one of the many, many WordPress blogs I love yet never read enough of :-/ Don’s thought provoking blog posts normally focus on insightful Bible study. In today’s post, he decks the Victorian era halls with a glimpse back to when life seemed simpler, people connected without the internet and everyday heirloom gifts/decor were mostly handmade ๐Ÿ™‚ Totally my kind of fun! Add to that a charming on-screen vision of Christmas past via G.A. Smith’s “Santa Clause” (1898) silent film and (although my yarny hands are holding knitting needles) you could even say I’m hooked! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Wishing a happy December to all,
and to all a heartily wholesome night! โค Jackie

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The Christmas season is upon us, and even I canโ€™t put it off any longer! I thought that it might be fun to take a look at it from two different points of view, looking back and looking forward. ย Today, letโ€™s look backโ€ฆ

For me, the notion of Christmas in the Victorian era is a great one; it somehow seems so innocent and wholesome. ย I donโ€™t know why this is, maybe Iโ€™m just a sucker for that period, but somehow things just seem more simple. ย My honest guess is that this would amuse the people who lived then, but what the heck, letโ€™s deck the halls!

Of course you would have to start out with your Christmas cards, this was the era that invented them, and since internet connections werenโ€™t that great in those days, everyone would actually writeย them and send them in the mail!

OK, try to picture this:โ€ฆ

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the KWH iPad Show #34 ๐Ÿ’œ crafty Christmas catch-up for a cheery New Year!

hearty knit Christmas decor glow

Christmas gift with heart & yarn embellishment

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Hello & Welcome
to my 34th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is ourย decorated staircase…
crafted overย Christmasย &
cheering-in theย New Year ๐Ÿ™‚

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Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone!ย 

stitch markers and crochet snowflakes from Angela

me at the Apple Store

Well here we are, one week past Christmas and finally posting my decorated staircase … LoL … Honestly, some people really ought to get their Christmas knitting act together and start stitching as soon as the stores start their seasonal displays!!! Ah well, it’s all fun and I’m not feeling a bit foolish for posting ’em late ๐Ÿ˜‰ Far better to be squeeking-in with this post before the stroke of New Year’s, than suffer the hang-over ofย waiting ’til next year!

Anyhoo…

This year’sย Christmas staircase theme colours include:ย red, green and white with spindles wrapped in icy blue eyelash yarn. The tree is one ball each of fleece/eyelash yarn. The large heart on the tree is red eyelash yarn…. Gotta say, I โค that eyelash yarn! These were part of my birthday yarn stash purchase from Herrschners. The candles are red crochet (wedding gift) doilies, with flames knit ofย fancy-fluffy-puffy golden yarn from a friend. The various garlands are knit from Bernat Boa, Lily Crafter’s Cotton (discontinued) and Bernat Christmas Tinsel worsted cotton… Ooooh, plus one furry strip of Baby Monkey ultra-soft yarn… Adorning tree ornaments include: 1 green wool Heartfelted Brambleโ™ฅtini Loop Ornament + 2 red/white fleece Sweetieโ™ฅKnitโ™ฅHearts + 5 green wool Hearty Links with Felted Loops + 2ย i-Cord candy canes. The tree topper ribbon isย from an embellished Ferrero Rocher gift pack. Thatย white loopy thing below the ribbon is just me playing withย plarn (plastic yarn)โ€”spun on my drop spindle.

And finally… the lovely crochet snowflakes and charmed stitch markers (also pictured separately from last year’s post) were gifted to me last Christmas from Angela aka “Wish I Were Stitching” WP blog… Thanks again, Angela โค

Then today, technically ending the year off right, we popped into our nearest Apple Store and bought a much needed flash drive… It’s charging now! And am I ever looking forward to unloading my overstuffed iPad of nearly 9 months worth of blogging photos!!!

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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!
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Cheers to catching up with craftinessย inย 2016!ย โ™ฅ Jackie


the KWH iPad Show #33 ๐Ÿ’œ knotty, yet merry nice!

Christmas gift with heart & yarn embellishment

front door Christmas lights

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Hello & Welcome
to my 33rdย episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is upcoming photos of
our decoratedย Christmas 2015 staircase ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweetie๐Ÿ’œHeart yarn and gift wrap


Merry Christmas Morning,

everyone!

 

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For the past couple of yearsโ€”see Christmas Day 2013 & 2014โ€”I’ve been decorating our staircase (in lieu of theย Christmas tree we don’t have), then posting photos of my festive yarn bombing decor to the blog on Christmas Day ๐Ÿ™‚

That tradition continues this year, although it is running a bit late… :-/ I’ll have photos forย my next blog post!ย 

Ah well, inspiration can sometimes take time… whileย the calendar waits for no one. Add to that my “procraftinator” tendencies and you get yarnful knotty-ness that will soon be nice ๐Ÿ™‚

Lola comic โ€” craftination โ€” Lion Brand Yarn

And speaking of knots…

Did you know there’s a group on Ravelry that actually looks for and forward to untangling “opportunities” withย yarny messes? Yup, you read that correctly!

Click here to read the article
from The Wall Street Journal.

 

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.
Feel free to share links to my posts ๐Ÿ™‚ I look forward to hearing from you!

Wishing youย a knotty ‘n nice Christmas Day!ย โ™ฅ Jackie


the Heart of Christmas โ™ฅ hearty handknit decorations

close-up of stair railing decorated with handknit hearts

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Wishing you a merrilyย heartfelt Christmas and a happily decorated staircase!ย We don’t have a Christmas tree. What we do have is a lot ofย yarn and handknit heart decorations.ย Andย since decorating the staircase was so much fun last year,ย I thought it might be fun to do it again this year ๐Ÿ™‚ Hmmm… could this be the start of a new tradition?!? How many years does it take to build a tradition?

Anyway, yarn isย always fun to play around with andย take photos ofโ€”before and/or after it is knit up ๐Ÿ™‚ย As you may recall, these are the same backyard photo propsย fromย last week’sย “deck the yard with hearts of yarn-y” post. Yup… lots of good, clean,ย indoor/outdoor hearty yarn-bombing fun going on around here! Stay tuned to this blog for moreย details onย makingย your own hearty “how to’s” in 2015!

May your heart overflow with
love, joy, happiness and peace…
atย Christmas timeย and
throughoutย the new year.

Merry Christmas! โ™ฅ Jackie