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Birdies for the New Year…

I was lucky enough to have some yarn amongst my Xmas presents this year


Two skeins of sock yarn from my lovely friend Helen.

She also gave me some beautiful stitch markers


I’ve deployed one already


The picture isn’t as clear as I’d like, taken with a daylight bulb as it’s so dark these days, but this is last week’s project still in progress. It’s an Owl Hat by Ruthie Nussbaum, this time for me. I made three of these this year all in different yarn for friends. I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to give the owls button eyes.

After Xmas of course comes the sales. Normally I hate going to town for the sales as it’s so busy. But I waited and was rewarded by being able to find these Glitter Birds in Paperchase for half price. So pleased that I didn’t give in and buy some before Xmas.


Of course I particularly like the turquoise one…


I also picked up two of these lovely cups and saucers today. They’re slightly more vivid in real life.


I hope that you all have a fantastic 2013!

Season's Greetings

It’s my first Christmas at Doug’s, we started seeing each other just before Christmas last year. I’m writing this on my main present from him, a HP mini netbook in pink. It’s been some years since I’ve owned a pc but we plan to have it triple booting Windows 7/Ubuntu/iDeneb. Getting there will be a little complicated to say the least, but it’ll be fab if it works.

I finally finished my mini sweater on Xmas day – photos coming soon. I had abandoned it to marinate for a bit after finding myself making the same mistakes on the final sleeve, three times in a row! I’d decided to finish it over the Xmas break since finishing is good 🙂

I have the first of a pair of socks for Doug on the needles and am going to start on an Urchin Beret today. The yarn I’m using for that was handspun for me by Jeni quite a few years ago. It’s thick and thin and in beautiful purples and turquoises – again, photos coming soon! I’ve been saving it for the “perfect project”. Not always the best thing to do because we can hung up so much on prefection that we never actually produce anything.

I don’t tend to do New Years resolutions because I feel that you should be able to make changes in your life at any time rather than just at the beginning of the year. However, next year, I’d like to use some more of the materials I’ve been hanging onto for too long. That includes cutting into the Taj Mahal tapestry fabric I bought from eQuilter a long time ago. I’m still not sure what I’ll use it for, and I think I only have a metre of it, but it’s been in my stash too long. Any suggestions on what to use it for would be gratefully received!

It's just not Christmas without having pets dressed as Santa

As can be seen in Martha’s gallery here. 800+ images of pets in various Christmas situations, including many cats sat inside trees. Which has made me wonder Emma will react to the tree when I errect it.

Pushkin was very good but then he was an older cat. He did like the ornaments when he was a kitten and I sent everyone xmas cards back then with a photo of him playing with some. Ultimately I’m wondering whether she’ll pull the tree over (it’s fake btw) or destroy some of the ornaments. If she harms my  Hallmark limited edition Wonder Woman ornament, there’ll be ructions!

Knitting content coming in my next post 🙂