In the photo of my gingerbread cookies above, you will see an animal, of sorts. Bob always asks me why I have two different reindeer cookie cutters, and I always say, exasperated, “It’s a Julbock!”
“The Yule Goat!”
First of all, reindeer are caribou. And mountain goats are also caribou. Second, yes I will probably knit this Julbock some day. It’s my favorite cookie cutter and some sheep are also caribou. And that’s how we get to sheep. Julbock and Tomtaren pattern (Alan Dart website link)
The reason I chose all things Scandi for today is because it is St. Lucia’s Day, the holiday where children in Scandinavia make saffron buns and perilously wear a lit candle crown on their heads while serving their parents coffee with the saffron buns. (Wikipedia link) This Swedish Christmas Pillow is adorable. I really love looking at it. I will think about knitting it. (Ravelry Link) Note the Dala Horse in this pattern.
The Dala Horse is another cookie cutter my family is mystified about. This hat is super cute, but I would probably knit it in red and white. Karusellen (Ravelry Link)
I have no need for a tea cosy, but this one is a turtleneck sweater! And it’s super Scandi so I had to share it. Scandi Jumper Tea Cosy (Ravelry link)
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