Well, Christmas is upon us: the shopping's done, the wrapping's almost done and the rest will be done tomorrow. That picture's a fair idea of what we'll be up to until the New Year begins. Unsurprisingly yarn, festive food and armchairs will feature prominently. So we had a quick survey of what we're relaxing with, patternwise. Lisa's going for Golden Wheat with Malabrigo Rios in Jupiter - you might remember that she did Folded by the same designer earlier this year and loved it (we blogged about it here). Jacqui's making the dotiest little toddler's baseball jacket from Debbie Bliss's Baby Cashmerino Book Four. It's the top right picture here (awwww....). There'll probably be a shawl or two as well - watch this space! Nadia's making an In Leaf cardigan, also in Malabrigo Rios. There's at least one Pax shawl planned as well, and the Portulaca cardigan whose sleeve you can see above will be finished (oh yes it will!). Portulaca's a lovely example of the magic that Carol Feller works with cables, so we can't wait for her workshop on charts and cables in February. That's a lot of crochet and knitting, so we'd better buckle down. A mince pie and a big pot of tea will help as well, of course. But before we go, season's greetings to every one of you - we hope it's all you could wish for and more.