You have bought a Wollmeise Advent calendar? Then you have the chance to participate in our raffle, starting today.
We are looking for the most beautiful Wollmeise calendar. It does not matter if your piece hangs from a tree, ladder, fireplace, window or over the bed. He should definitely be creative. Your ideas have no limits. We are looking forward to your fancy decorations and can’t wait to announce the winners. The best three are personally selected by the Wollmeise team and get a skein of Lace (more informations follow). End of Competition is Wednesday, 10.12.2018 (announcement 12.12). Daily submissions will be shown here from Monday in a picture gallery.
Send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's go :-)
Advent, Advent, a little light is burning…
Do not forget, today the first Advent candle is lit. The Advent-Sundays are for relaxing. Today it’s necessary to keep some wise ;-). Sleep late is also on the list, did you do that? We do! Feels good. We also recommend today to visit the countless Christmas markets. Tip: Take a look at a smaller market, there is certainly not so much going on at the mulled wine shop bar. In addition, here we have a little video. Have fun with it!
DO IT YOURSELF
Want to create some nice stuff? - YARN HEARTS!
ouh, you have a lot of wool leftovers at home?
Would you like to make give-aways as a gift or something for your own decoration? Then we have something for you. Yarn hearts. Super easy, super fast and super conspicuous.
December 4th is “Barbaratag” (Barbara Day):
There’s an old tradition on Barbara Day: Before the sun comes up you cut some branches from fruit trees – often it’s cherry tree branches – and put them in a flower vase full of water close to the fireplace or heater .It also works with other kinds of fruit-bearing shrubs as well as forsythia. Even cutting them after sunrise and your first cup of coffee will mean you have beautiful blossoms on Christmas and luck in either love or the harvest. And maybe even both?
Put a little spring into your house for Christmas, at least in the European regions. There’s also a Barbara tree – bigger branches are cut and decorated like a Christmas tree. Let the tradition live on.
HOT BANANA MILK
with chia seeds & cinnamon & pomegranate seeds
1 banana * 1 tbsp butter * 2 tbsp honey * 1 tsp lemon juice * 400 ml milk * 1 tbsp chia seeds * Cinnamon powder for dusting * 2tbsp pomegranate seeds
Peel the banana and halve lengthwise. Melt the butter in a pan and fry the halves of the banana for 2-3 minutes. Mix the honey and lemon juice to douse the bananas and keep warm. Let the milk with the chia seeds get hot in a pot. Crush fried banana with a fork and mix with the milk. Spread the banana milk on 2 cups and garnish with cinnamon and pomegranate seeds. Recipe is from doyoufeelhungry. :)
December 6th, Ho Ho Ho, St. Nicholas is coming with Krampus.
We’re not talking about Santa Claus here. In Europe, the Christ Child visits us on December 24th to celebrate Jesus’ birth.
Our St. Nicholas visits us on the night of December 5/6. Children put their shoes in front of the door and wait for them to be filled with sweets. Sometimes St. Nicholas visits us personally with his companion Krampus and reads to us from a golden book. This book contains all of the good and bad deeds of the past year for which one is either praised or scolded. St. Nicholas hands out the gifts and Krampus punishes the children who have misbehaved. (Adults probably need it more.)
St. Nicholas was born in Turkey and must have been a very compassionate person. He had already started at the age of 19 and later became the Bishop of Myra.
DO IT YOURSELF
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen und Rudolph
May we introduce the reindeer of Santa Claus. 9 in number pull his big sled to share the gifts. Rudolph with his shiny red nose is the most famous. That‘s why today‘s knits & stitches (Ravelry) knitting tutorial is available. If you need a change from your socks, grab your needles and go for it. Great as a gift and for the Christmas decoration. Make your own Rudolph!
Supplement: Unfortunately, there were complications with the knitting instruction. We apologize for that. Here we have an alternative for you.
CHOCOLATE CAKE - THIS one MAKES YOU HAPPY
* 200 g grated chocolate * 5 eggs * 100 g sugar * 1 packet vanilla sugar * 150 g ground Almonds * 100 g of liquid butter * 20 g of cocoa * 20 g of cornstarch
Separate eggs. Stir egg yolks with sugar until frothy. Beat egg whites with a pinch of salt. Allow liquid butter to cool and stir slowly into the egg mixture. Mix grated chocolate, almonds, starch and cocoa and add them. Finally, stir in the whipped egg whites. Put the mass in a buttered ring and bake at 160 degrees for about 45 minutes.
Advent, Advent, two little lights are burning ...
Good morning you hard-working knitting-lovers. A week can go so fast. Today the second candle is lit. In addition to sleeping in and visiting the Christmas market, you can now spend a craft day, how about the reindeer of day 7? ;-) Do you already have Christmas presents? Today is a great day to make a list of gifts. You still have time, but do not delay it. The sooner the better.
Our weekly Advent treat - Peanuts- Old but gold!
DO IT YOURSELF
Reminder: Today is the closing date of our raffle from day one.
Unfortunately, there were complications with the knitting instruction. We apologize for that. Here we have an alternative for you. Note: In the next few days we have two more knitting instructions for you.
Today we want to show you how to stitch your own postcards. No reinvention, but well worth seeing and makes every recipient‘s heart beat faster. How easy that really works, you see in our video.
WOLLMEISEN NESTs - SWEET ROSE CHIPS
100 g brown sugar * 75 g butter * 50 ml maple syrup * peel of 1/4 of an organic lemon * 2 tbsp rose water * 75 g flour * 75 g peeled and grated almonds
Heat the sugar, butter and maple syrup. Stir in flour, almonds, lemon zest and rose water. Leave to cool, then form small balls the size of hazelnuts. Place 6 balls per baking tray - (they will run and spread out) and bake at 175°C. While still warm form into nests with the aid of a spoon.
WINNER WINNER WINNER
Today is the day, the winners of our „Who has the most beautiful Advent calendar“ raffle were selected. You still have the opportunity throughout the Advent to view our gallery on Day 1. But now it‘s time for the award ceremony. Of course we are grateful for every single submission. So many decoration ideas. We are happy that so many diligent Wollmeisen have participated and hope everyone feels just huged by us. The winners can look forward to an online available skein in Lace. Our chosen ones are Maren B. from Greifswald, Eva-Kristin S. from Rossdorf and Miriam S. from Mülheim. The winners have already been notified. Thank you!