So to help get me into the holiday spirit I crocheted a little Christmas doily.
It's made from the simple Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket pattern, only seriously shortened. I stopped after row 9 and finished with a row a sc's (making 3 sc's into the space in each point) then polishing it off with a row of slip stitches. It's kind of sweet and the colors very traditional. It seems perfect for accompanying a bowl of silver and red Christmas balls.
And I'm re-reading Christmas Jars by Jason Wright. I remember loving this short story several years ago when I read it for the first time, but as I turn the first pages I'm realizing I've forgotten a great deal of it - which is a nice surprise. With my simple Christmas decorating finished, gift lists being checked, I'm thinking this little book will surely put me in the spirit for Christmas finally.
Is it feeling like Christmas where you live? If you celebrate Christmas or another winter holiday, what are you doing to prepare?