When Ron and I were putting up our Christmas tree this year, we realized that we didn't have a tree topper for it. I was thinking of going to buy one, but had just received my copy of Alan Dart's "Irresistible Gifts To Knit." In this collection of patterns was one for Santa Lucia/Saint Lucy. She is apparently celebrated in Sweden around the winter solstice as the Queen of Light. So I decided to make her as something nice we'd be able to take out each Christmas, as an alternative to the traditional Angel. I'm really pleased with how she turned out!