I found the twin of the missing blue sock and sewed it up to bring my FO total to 13 socks. It is a couple of hours til midnight so I may yet have 14. I thought I’d safely slipped to 14 but realised there was something slightly wrong with one of them… I’ve now [...]
Archive for December, 2009
Have a wonderful Christmas!
In 2009 I knit a whole lot less than in 2008 when I knit over 30 items but the tally isn’t bad considering I got a kitten to play with half way through the year and got published in a book (check out Chapter 21 (!)): Socks – 12 pairs Jackets – almost one Blanket [...]
We had a small party at work when we exchanged Secret Santa gifts and one of my colleagues made this wonderful cake and gingerbread Christmas tree. They were very yummy. I’m going to have to get that gingerbread recipe from her. We’re finishing for Christmas today – hooray!
Encouraged by the comments from last week’s UFO roundup, I got the Trapeze jacket out and started getting it sewn up with a view to finishing it off to wear on Christmas Day. I just had one ball of yarn left so I thought I’d be ok as I just had the collar to do [...]
We couldn’t resist the opportunity to dress up as Mary, Joseph and the shepherd especially after Sirius had his turn in the stable. Croft was posing as a sheepdog. Great fun – thanks very much to the Baptist Get in the Picture initiative for providing us with the opportunity.
I love seeing photos of deep snow on my friend’s blogs and dogs. We don’t really have a lot of snow in this part of England so it was exciting to hear that the forecast was for heavy snow overnight so when I woke up and saw there was hardly anything on the green outside, [...]
April and Aideen came over to do some crafting with me and we made a nativity made up of figures created from toilet roll tubes. I was heartily pleased with the shepherds I’d made. I think one of them looks rather like Jarvis Cocker and my idea for the sheep was inspired – since I’d [...]
I really wanted to light some advent candles to celebrate advent but didn’t really want to buy special candlesticks. I came up with the idea for this advent wreath in church one morning when I saw the candles surrounded by greenery. All I did was use a candle plate/tray which we’d received as a Christmas [...]
I’ve been so disorganised this past few months with all that has been going on that even my knitting has been disorganised. I pulled out some UFOs to see if I could make sense of what I had and didn’t have. It took a little while to find all three main bits of this Trapeze [...]