Saturday, 2 January 2010

Still here Still knitting!

So I managed to finish (almost) the important gifts for Christmas!
Mum got her Ishbel shawl in OMA alpaca/silk yarn, Ysolda colourway .
Sis got her mini Scroll Lace scarf in Teohandspun Angora, in a glorious hand-dyed red colourway .
Aunt got her Ishbel beret in some NDS dyed Unicorn yarn , green colourway (forgot the name)
MIL got her Ishbel beret in Possum paints Waitomo colourway (she got her mittens just before New Year too!)
FIL got his Noro Silk Garden muffler , and his Beanie just before the bells (midnight hogmanay) !
Friend got a mini-Kiri shawl in unicorn yarn and ONE sock (other still on needles )
Poor Dad got a bottle of red wine instead of his wine-coloured Jaegar aran scarf .....
So , not too many disasters , thankfully , although pulling my back out just after Christmas did slow down the finishing up of some gifts .
Christmas was fun , not too quiet, not too mad, all my pictures are of the kids and their gifts (and are STILL on the camera!)
We had a lovely time with family on Boxing Day , then spent a few days in the Arctic Tundra otherwise known as East Kilbride (800m above sea level , and that was just the snow!). The in-laws had a wonderful time with the kids and it gave DH and I time to do grownup stuff too , like eat in a restuarant, go to grown-up shops , speak to each other !
Oh , yes , was I a good girl and did Santa Claus visit me ? YES , I was VERY good , list of wonderful gifts as follows....
Kim Hargeaves "Amber" pattern book with 21 designs
Fyberspates 4ply Scrumptious , one in red the other in gold
Fairisle Hat knitted in Orkney Angora yarn, (hopefully gettingmitts to match for birthday , hint hint Sis!)
A bag from - and I can squeeze my project bag in it too!
There was lots of other non-knitty stuff too , I was thoroughly spoiled!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas , and I hope 2010 is a fabulous year for you!

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