Thursday, 22 December 2011

Christmas 2011






 A week or so before Christmas in the early 1980's this little knitted Santa was brought into our village post office on the edge of Dartmoor.  He had been found at the nearby bus stop and it was hoped that if we displayed him in our shop window he would be re-united with his owner.  He was duly displayed until 4pm on Christmas Eve when, still unclaimed,  I couldn't bear to leave him all on his own over the Christmas holiday so he came to sit on our Christmas tree as he has done every year since.  Whatever the tree colour schemes have been over the last 25 or so years he has made an appearance and witnessed the joys and the sorrows of each festive season that has passed since.

In a charity shop a few years ago I found a book called Knitted Toys by Jean Greenhowe, and there he was, a Witty Knit.

Have a lovely Christmas everyone!

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