Today is Saint Lucia day. The photos are taken in Vík three years ago, when my husband and I organised Lucia festivities in the church there.
Saint Lucia day is really a Swedish tradition, but it is gaining popularity in Iceland, as many Icelanders have lived and studied there (as we did).
The Swedish Lucia is named after the Sicilian Saint Lucia. In Sicily, Lucia means “the light one”. And in general, Swedish Lucia celebrations are about bringing light to one of the darkest times of the year.
Another photo from Vík.
You can watch the this years beautiful traditional Lucia celebrations from Sweden here.
On the embroidery/knitting front this happened:
I broke six small bones in the same hand on December 9th last year, this year it was on December 11th. But this time I broke only one small bone, so I am making some progress. I sincerely hope that this will not become a new Christmas tradition.
The funny thing was that I had just picked up the socks I was knitting last year.
They got “buried” way down in the knitting basket and I forgot about them. I found them again when we moved this fall and thought I might finish them in time for Christmas. Now I do not believe in curses, but still…