Santa Is Not Real But You Are
I learned early on that Santa was not real. My first Christmas that I actually remember there were no presents under the tree. We had a tree because we went out and cut our own. We would stick the tree in an old metal stand and place it beside our wood stove. (Yes, we heated our house this way!) Then we would wrap a red flannel blanket underneath. But no presents. That’s when I learned that Santa wasn’t real.
As my mother tucked us under our blankets Christmas Eve I wondered if we would have any presents in the morning. Maybe Santa would come and there would magically be presents under the tree!
Christmas Comes From Those Who Give
The next morning we woke up to a lovely snowy white world. Santa had not come. The tree was just as bare as it had been the evening before. As we ate our meagar breakfast there was a knock at the door. A beautiful round blond lady with golden earrings, a fuzzy white sweater, and a shinny red nose was smiling at us from our nine paned window. That’s when I learned that Christmas comes from those who give.
Those Angel Trees that you see in the stores at Christmas are real. Those are real children behind those paper ornaments on the tree who might not have a Christmas this year unless someone takes action.
Materials You Will Need To Make The Mittens
(102/123/m) of worsted weight wool.
Sample uses Quince & Co Lark Worsted in the Fjord/Parsley/Belize colorway. (100% American wool; 134yds/123m per 50g skein/ball)
Needles: US size 4 (3.5mm)
US size 6 (4mm)
DPNs or preferred method for knitting small circumferences in the round
Stitch markers—at least 2
I will be giving the child’s size Joy Of Christmas mitten pattern to all my subscribers (for a limited time) and I encourage you to knit up a pair to give to someone in need this year. If you want to purchase the full mitten pattern (adult and child’s size) know that all profits will be going to the Angel Tree project. Take some pictures when you do and tag me in them on your social media! I am @sewknitc on Instagram and Twitter and SewKnitCreate on Facebook. Use #joyofchristmasmittens
And you know what? I can still tell you exactly what was on that purple sled!