Welcome to day 2 of the the slightly different version of the Advent blogpost series.
This year we're still exploring and learning, but I'm not the one writing the posts!
Each day the post has been written by a volunteer spinner, they're be telling us about their mid-winter holiday traditions, and a little bit about the place they live. I still need volunteers, so if you enjoy this post please head over to the form here. This is open to everyone, please don't worry about your language skills, or even if you think your holiday traditions aren't very interesting, I want to hear from you!
Todays spinner is Elisabeth from Norway.
I like to spin fiber that is easy to draft and that gives a smooth yarn current favorit is Polwarth. I do knit and occationaly I crochet since the only loom I have is a play/childs loom about 7" wide I don't really do any weaving. My other hobbies are singing (I sing in a choir, but it is currently inactive due to lack of members and that the conductor is bussy), reading books, watching movies and being with friends.
I celebrate Christmas with my family. In Norway the big day is Christmas Eve. We get dressed up and have a nice dinner and then we open presents. This year I don't have any concrete plans, but I will be spending time with my family and some of my family that live 9-10 hours drive away will come to spend Christmas with me and my parents, I don't know how long they can stay, but they will surely be here for Christmas eve and Christmas day and if they get time of from work also on boxing day if not that will be when they drive back home.
I particularly enjoy eating Julemarsipan (Christmas Marzipan). But this year I think I have to give it a miss since I need to stop eating so much sweets. To make homemade marzipan you need: Ground almonds, poudered sugar, egg withes and a bit of water (the quanteties depend on how much you wanna make).
The only thing I pan to make for the holiday season is to make Kransekake (Almond wreath cake also called Ring king cake) with my mother, she sells them at Christmas time (The picture shows a small one I made to give to a friend as an extra X-mas present. I don't really plan my spinning I just spin when I have time and I feel like spinning.
My Mother is also the recipient of my most ambitious gift, a Vitamin D cardigan.
A huge thank you to Elisabeth! Come back tomorrow to hear from another spinner.
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