I’m half way through the very last Christmas knitting. It has to be hidden from H so it may not get finished until next week’s commute but I have made some serious inroads. This means that everything else is done and boy do I need to start wrapping!
I also cast on for my green Ice Queen with little snow coloured beads – it’s very pretty but it’s just been too dark today for a decent picture and I haven’t done that much anyway, it’s more of a green smudge today.
So – the first…..
I met a reindeer. A real live one. I also met two santas and five elves but I have my suspicions about them. Also I was not prevously aware that Land Rover sponsered Santa’s sleigh!
For anyone not currently based in Warwickshire, we recently had a very bad fire locally and two firefighters died. Warwickshire Fire Service has been running a charity collection since then and as part of that they had two reindeer in the town centre today and you could feed them and pet them and they had a photographer to take pictures of the children and the reindeer.
So I petted a beautiful soft white reindeer with caramel and grey spots and proper antlers. I always thought reindeer were quite as big as horses but they only came up to my waist and were so patient and tranquil and soft to stroke.
While I was there two little ones were posing for their photos and the little boy aged about two was cosied up the the reindeer whispering in her ear – I think he was asking her to tell Father Christmas what he’s hoping for in his stocking!