Mittwoch, 2. Dezember 2015

Seth and Sock


Today we add the beginning of the Covenant line of humanity, Seth, to the Jesse tree. Of the first two sons born to Adam and Eve, righteous Abel was killed by his brother, and Cain was cursed and thus couldn't be the progenitor of the line of Christ, so God gave the First Parents a new son to start the long line to the Saviour. All the rest of the Bible focuses on the continuation of that line until the birth of Jesus, to show how God kept His Promise about the Seed of the Woman after the Fall of humanity into sin.

Verses for today:
Genesis 4: 1 - 11, 25, 26
Genesis 5: 1 - 8
Luke 3 : 23, 38


Today we praise Maria in the gates for her accomplishment. She had a knitting lesson with Oma yesterday to learn how to finish the toe of her first knitted sock.
Is it a sock or a croc?

Now she knows how to make the whole thing and plans to make more. I hope. She said that one of her aunts asked her what she was doing, to which she replied, "knitting." The aunt said, "Ah, the yoga of the 21st century." So Maria realized knitting is presently a trendy thing to do and promptly considered giving it up, so as not to be like everybody else. Her brothers said she was ahead of the herd, so she may be mollified.

First finished sock with reinforced heel.

Advent Calendars

 Are you opening your Advent calendars?

We get this magazine, which covers the country life in Switzerland with gorgeous pictures and stories. The one on the right is the normal issue for this month, and the one on the left is a special issue for Advent and Christmas. Its cover is actually an advent calendar.
The first two days of the Calendar. The background photo is a place in Switzerland.
I also got myself what might be considered an odd Advent calendar: children's books behind each  window. They are fairy tales in German, so I am using them to practice my German reading.
This was the first one. It is not familiar in English. It is about a a brother and sister fleeing a mean stepmother and finding their way to good fortune in the world.
Nobody has time to read more, right? So these short pages are almost manageable.
Today's window to open. The picture is of Frau Holle who rains down good things or bad things on respective people when she shakes out her pillows in her house keeping. That tells you something about the culture, doesn't it? You are supposed to shake your pillows out the window every morning. Now you know.
This was the story behind the window.

Advent Blessings to all.


  1. Great job, Maria, on that first project! Complicated stitches there. Yes, knitting is very trendy but what that means here is that there are fantastic yarns available that were never before. If you want to be really hard core you get yourself a spinning wheel. :-)
    The Landliebe books are beautiful.

    1. Hm, spinning wheel. Yeah, if I were retired and had room for one, I think I really would learn to spin my own yarn - and to raise the sheep from which to get the wool. And how to dye it with berries and bark... There are a lot of things that would interest me if days were longer and I didn't need so much sleep. :-D

  2. Actually, I should try to be that hard core - someday - because My Dear got me a spinning wheel, with fibers already on it, ready to go.

    I think you'd like the magazines, even in German. They show lots of craftspeople using their old, nearly-forgotten skills, in things like bell casting, printing books on a hand press, shoe-making, folk costume crafting, and lots more. They also cover old country houses, farms, gardens, traditional recipes, rare breed animals, and tell where and when the next exhibits and markets will be, and so on.