there are only
4 FRIDAYS LEFT UNTIL CHRISTMAS
-just thought you might like to know !
And my lovely hubby when informed of this said " No ! I 've done nothing ! "
Had to chuckle, so that will be the nothing of the nothing that you do for Christmas then.
it may all be a bit late in the day but I am definitely beginning to think Christmas now,
and a few little Christmassy makes are stacking up on that to do list in my head.
I ordered this lovely pattern book the other day,
I could quite happily make every single thing in the book,
but normal everyday life has got in the way of that a bit so I'm just going
to have to settle for my favourite favourites, rather than just my favourites.
This gorgeous wreath is a must I think,
and how cute is this bunting ?
And even though I have several other things on the go I have to confess to having
already started a hot water bottle cover this weekend.
I reckon I could easily make a full time job out of crocheting and knitting all day,
I don't even think I'd get fed up with it, and I certainly wouldn't need to be paid,
I'd be quite happy to do it for free ...
maybe one day ... a girl can dream.
Do you remember this photo I posted a couple of weeks ago ?
Well, after a little bit of head scratching
this happened ...
and then this happened.
And I ♥ them.
I found the pattern here in Ravelry.
The ruffled edging is my favourite bit,
just three little rows of crochet but such a big effect.
They are the warmest mittens ever and I'm sure its because there's so much
snuggly wool around my wrists.
The one on the right was my prototype as I wasn't at all sure
that I would be able to do them,
( note to self : thumb a bit too long ! )
But they were so easy, much easier than I had imagined
as you simply just work round and round and round.
I think I prefer the fluffy Alpaca wool as well , its certainly a lot more forgiving
with the final appearance of the mittens as it hides all the little tension differences.
Just need to finish off the other fluffy one now to complete the matching pair.
Wishing you all a happy week of Christmassy crafting.