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Snow covered lanterns

knitted multicolour Christmas lanterns with snow frontThis time of year, we usually take a trip around one of the local towns to see all the Christmas lights. Some properties use the lights sparingly to great effect. Others cram their front garden, and the walls of the house, with every kind of light display, and put on a really jolly show. Every one of them adding to the happy feeling of passer-bys.

knitted multicolour Christmas lanterns with snow closeWe have no road frontage. If we did put lights up, only the postman and the mikman would be likely to see them. Both visiting at times when lights wouldn’t be turned on, in any case. There is no point putting lights up. My parents used to have a string of lights along their drive which were lanterns. Different colour lanterns, that made a welcome sight. If I had a place to put them, that is the sort I’d go for.

knitted multicolour Christmas lanterns with snow with needlefelt barn owlIn the meantime, I couldn’t resist knitting up a few coloured lanterns of my own. I can’t remember if the original lanterns were ever covered in snow. Probably. Why not? I remember several years when the drive was snow covered. I’d like to make more lanterns and make a string, but at the moment I’m out of snow. The woolly kind.

I may not be able to add to the community lights, but can hang these lanterns for all our vistors to see. Day or night.

What do you think?


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