Growing up, Grandma H would give my sister and I each a Christmas tree ornament every year, each one a special treasure that we looked forward to. Now, when we decorate our tree each December, I love to pull out each one and reminisce of Christmas past.
In an effort to create this feeling of history and heritage for my children, I have given each of my children their own annual ornament. Some years I have taken them shopping and let them pick one out, some years I have made them myself, and some years (when we are particularly broke) we have hit the after Christmas clearance sale at our local CVS. This year is a handmade year, and I’m happy to say that I have finished them all in time for Christmas.
Christmas Baubles by Carmen Heffernan. I used leftover bits of yarn from my stocking knitting – Cascade 220 and Knitpicks Wool of the Andes. I am not a crocheter. I really can’t do it for very long as it starts to hurt my hands after a bit. However, I will never not love the speed at which crochet produces finished objects. It’s magical.
One more thing that I can check off of my 2019 “to-knit” list. And one more memory to add the my kids Christmas heritage.