Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Knitting.

I thought I was doing pretty well with the Christmas Knitting.

Planned Projects-0
Finished Projects-0
Success Rate-100%

Yes, I've got a couple of hats on the needles for Princess and Hubby and intend to finish them asap but as I don't intend to wrap them up as presents, they're not official Christmas Knitting. So I'm home and dry.

Except...I just remembered I have to make a Secret Santa gift for the Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Christmas lunch. This Saturday. That's make, not buy. Oh well, so much for a good pressure free run up to Christmas. I shall just have to do a rerun of what I made two years ago, this. I see it also was a panic knit in exactly the same circumstances! I have some sparkly Louisa Harding Coquette so I'll use that.

(Her website link to the pattern is dead now, so here's the Ravelry link. It's free.)

On the home front I have the tree up, but not decorated, nothing is wrapped, only essential cards have been written and the food shopping barely started. Oh well. I have presents and there are several activities planned over the holidays, plus it's just us four here for Christmas Day so no particular need to go into a cleaning or tablecloth ironing frenzy. Suits me, so it does.

Oh, and I have the workmen back. I have fallen foul of a detail on a Building Control warrant that expires in January, so my lovely joiner and his sidekick are doing some speedy remedial work in the attic so I can get the necessary stamp on the outstanding piece of paper. Time, trouble, money and mess I could well do without, especially at this time of year, but at least I get on well with my joiner!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Yarn with my name on it.

I had to laugh...look at this stuff.

Why is it funny? Well, what's my name? And, back in the dawn of pre-history I did a degree in Marine Biology, lol. So, basically, it's sock yarn with my name all over it, innit? How funny! Yes, I will get some but I'm on a yarn diet over Christmas so it will have to wait.

Here are the rest of the new Opal Rainforest V series. Actually I never realised it part of the sales proceeds went to saving rainforests, did you?