Posted in Christmas, Knitting, Winter

November feels

Autumn has changed to winter here in Finland and even though it’s been all gloomy and rainy for most days, we did get a bit of snow here in the south too. It’s gone now but it was lovely while it lasted. ๐Ÿ™‚

This is so much better than rain and dark, muddy ground in addition to the early darkness we get this time of the year.

November is hated by many, but I tend to enjoy it. It’s my birthday month, maybe that has something to do with it (making me more tolerant to dark and misery?) and of course it’s the season of hygge. The weather demands you to stay indoors and just enjoy being warm and cozy.

I love preparing for Christmas so November is almost like December already. I have my Christmas lights out, our kitchen is stocked with mulled wine and ginger bread cookies and of course as soon as the stores have Christmas magazines, I buy them all and dream of all the arts and crafts and baking I won’t have time to do.

This dark season somehow also brings out a knitter in me, even though I still keep saying that I don’t knit. ๐Ÿ™‚ And yet these days I know how to make very easy slippers! They are surprisingly simple to make even to someone who really isn’t a natural with knitting instructions. My elementary school teacher would probably laugh at this. Back then it took me like half a year to knit socks, even with my friends helping me through the difficult parts. Knitting really isn’t very good for my tension neck, nor the dizziness I have because of that, but it’s still very enjoyable to actually do something with my hands and seeing the result. Maybe I’ll evolve to knitting mittens next, who knows!

Slowly mastering the art of knitting slippers. ๐Ÿ˜€

Sometimes it feels like it can’t be November yet, and at the same time I’m dreading that I’ll run out of time with everything because the weeks are just flying by. This year has definitely taken it’s toll on me, but in a month things should be good: holiday preparations will be mostly done and it’s time to just enjoy the actual Christmas and just relax. Soon. โค


I love books, games and the coziness of our house (currently it's the kingdom of me and my husband). My work in a game studio as a Senior HR Specialist keeps me busy and social, but I am an introvert in my core. Navigating life between my very social work and my introvert, less social personality can be tricky and it goes hand in hand with my interest in overall personal well-being.

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