The Twelve Knits of Christmas

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Christmas is over us again. Last year I started knitting the story of the old Christmas song "The Twelve Days of Christmas". Back a year ago, I only got to the first verse: 
"On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
A partridge in a pear tree."
That's exactly how far I got - to the partridge in the pear tree.

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This year, I have given the partridge company, so two doves have joined him.
"On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree."

The first gift offered is the partridge which, back when the song was written, was probably meant for the cooking pot; I'll let mine sit in his tree. Second gift is a set of two doves which used to be kept as pets, probably meant as symbols of love and peace - something we surely can use lots of today also.

Hope you enjoy my two new creatures. 


More Graffiti

You might recall my blog from March about ugly graffiti, of which there is plenty and far too much, unfortunately. Today I step one small notch up from the ugly useless drawings on buildings.

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It might still be ugly, but while in Brussels on my walk around town, I realized that one particular graffiti artist draws his ghost-like figures on public electrical boxes, on odd corners and power boxes partly hidden in bushes. I managed to find a few here and there around town. The arts were not particular pretty, but recognizable each time. Some of the painted boxes do not exist any longer and one particular painting was simply removed, so sometimes I like to think this never-to-return art is quite nice to have 'immortalized' in photos.

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