Thursday, 17 December 2009

Now its only 8 sleeps! Yikes!

So , I still have the following to do before Friday 25th December :-
Socks to finish
Socks to start (because I frogged one I hated and now I think I may just do a scarf!!)
Two scarfs and a hat to block .
Mittens and a Hat to start , because the yarn ran out and the suppliers don't have any more. Then I had to look through all my gorgeous SKEINS of yarn and BALL them up . Still waiting on the first yarn , but the balls look nice though!
Secret Santa to wrap , this has been done for ages , so I am being busy/lazy depending on your viewpoint!
Christmas Cards to write and post - that ain't gonna happen anytime soon!!!
Helping out at Santa's workshop , wink wink ; ) ; )
Sunday School Nativity and Christmas Treat
The usual cooking , cleaning , dealing with (brats from hell) delightful children .....
There are no photo's today , I shouldn't even be on the computer but I need somewhere to vent!
Deep Breath ! Sigh! Off for a Cuppa !

Thursday, 10 December 2009

14 sleeps to go!

And I have a lot of knitting (and sewing to do!) . My wee sheep project bag is keeping my Christmas secrets for me , do you like it ? I am making some of these for my lys Once a Sheep(website under construction), I just couldn't resist this fabric when I saw it , and made some for my friend Karen as a wee Yarn Store opening gift too!
There is one for every season , I think my favourite might be summer ....
Apologies for the poor imac camera image!
Had DS2 Nativity today , and he carried out his duties of a cow very well , but he was very unhappy as he couldn't see me . Too many people squeezed into to0 small a hall! Still got a picture of his outfit afterwards .
Although I suspect he may have wanted to be a sheep ......

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Lost mitten !

Going back to the scene of the crime to no avail , mitten had not been found or handed in , sigh!
And it is bitterly cold , there was a white frost this morning all over the ground , with some icy patches too . Brrrr , definitely hat and mitten weather.
So , since I needed a pair of mittens , and I had just knitted the lovely Ishbel hat in Jamie Possum Paints yarn , I decided to knit a matching pair of mittens .
I left the hat in Karens' yarn store to show folk what size of hat you could get from one ball of the Possum Paints , I think quite a few folk tried it on and bought some yarn to knit it with!
Thankfully there was one ball of the blues left , which made a lovely pair of fingerless mittens with some left over . When I knit these again I will do the full mitten , as they are so warm and cosy! I used the vine pattern in the Ishbel hat for the cuff , casting on 40 stitches to fit round my wrist then continued in my simple mitten recipe . Will post it on ravelry soon .
This is the pink shade of Possum Paints , I had a hat in it a while back which I lost (can you see a pattern developing??) , however this will be for my MIL who is much more careful than me .
Now to start Beanie for DH who lost the one I bought him , I've got some lovely Rowan DK in black for it!