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


a friend to knit with said...

I LOVE your advent calender! Such cute little treats hiding in tiny pockets! Great job...and finishing just in time is immpressive!
Also love the bag. Purple/green is one of my favorite color combos!

hope your mother in law is doing well with her eye.

Annie said...

LOVE your advent calendar and your little decorations. Thanks for visiting my blog. Come again anytime for a walk in my warm summer garden.

melissa said...

I love your advent calendar! I can't believe you knitted that! Holy cow!

Miss Meep said...

Wow, that's fab - I'm inspired. However, I started knitting a hat for Gwen when I was pregnant and I STILL haven't finished it. So I'll aim for advent 2012!

Christabel said...

Wonderful! I love the decorations too. Nice work.