I opened my little, but hefty box to find this lovely little bag....
Of course it went right on the tree where I can see it from my spot on the sofa. He he, I just love it! It's the perfect ornament for my quirky sense of humor.
Of course this sent me on a search of just where the tradition of the Christmas Pickle came from. Most people think it originates from Germany, but that isn't confirmed. It is a pickle-shaped ornament that is the last one hung on the tree on Christmas Eve. The first child to find the Christmas pickle gets an extra gift from Saint Nicholas. Or so the so-called legend goes. It is also believed that it's a tradition of Christmas born of a total fabrication. There are a couple more versions of the story that I found. I think it makes it even more funny that the whole thing is nonsense.
I do know one thing, this pickle will be on my tree every year till it just falls apart! LOL
In other news... I have another finished project! It started out with this lovely wool fiber that Chan gave me.
I spun it into this yarn...
And now I've knitted this hat with it...Afternoon Pink Hat by Connie Peng. I love this hat pattern! It's fun & quick & makes a cute hat. :)
I have enough of this yarn left to make some fingerless gloves, I cast on for those last night. At least I hope I have enough yarn.
I hope everyone has a great weekend! I plan on staying home with Jazzy, knitting, spinning & decorating my Chritstmas tree.... after all, while the pickle is cute & tickles me, I think the tree needs more than one ornament on it!