Thursday, 20 December 2007

Knitting goodies

First of all thank you all for the birthday wishes!I had a great day.....we took Imogen to the cinema for the first time and watched Enchanted, it was great!

Now onto the goodies!!!!My lovely family treated me to these lovely books

Now I'm the first to admit my photography skills are not the best....I apologise. In fact I never realised just how bad my photos were until I stared blogging but I'm sure you get the gist!

The advent decorations are nearly finished.....I know I know. I'm cutting it a bit fine but I just have a little santa to knit now-hurrah! I really hope I'm knitting an heirloom here, it's taken long enough!

Talking of heirlooms I found one today and gave it a polish

This was my Grandpa's. When I was little I used to look forward to trips upto Scotland so much and Grandpa's sweetie dish was part of that. He always had this on the table next to his chair and I loved sneeking sweets out of it! I found it today and thought just for Christmas it might be nice to get it out and use it!It's lovely seeing it again......of course I had to fill it with sweets.

Here's to happy memories

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Hark the herald......

Introducing my favourite little decoration so far....I love this wee angel, she's so sweet!I can't wait to see Imogen's face when she sees this one.

The bag is also complete!Hurrah, Christmas presents are done and finished.Ok so I only made one but you've got to start small with these things!

I'm rather excited as it's my birthday in a few days and I have a sneaky suspicion that my family have been buying off my amazon wish list which consists of erm....... knitting books and craft books and more craft books!!!I'll be sure to share all the crafty goodness with you folks!

Saturday, 1 December 2007

On the first day of Advent

I bring you ...........
The Advent Calander!Ta dah.

This was a joint project with my Mother in Law, she was knitting the pockets and the backing while I did the decorations. In the middle of November she suddenly needed to have an emergency eye operation so the last few weeks have seen me knit, knit knitting and then assembling the calender......phew, I'm so glad it's finished.

Here are a few more of the decorations.

Here we have a bell, christmas pudding, lantern, christmas tree and candy cane among other things. All this is an Alan Dart pattern. I love it, especially the decorations. I'll definitely be knitting some more for friends and family, just not this year!!

Also hot off the needles is my Mother's Christmas present

This will be a bag when it's all put together. I thought the green fabric would make a really nice lining for it. I LOVED knitting this. I don't know what it was but the combination of the Sirdar Bigga wool, Brittany needles, and the moss stitch was just so satisfying. Plus it was a quick grower which is always nice!
It's really beginning to feel seasonal now!After my Christmas meal out with all my other 'Mum' friends tonight I shall really be feeling in the mood.

Happy Advent Everyone