Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Sneak Peek.

it truly is winter now. Long cold nights and dark days. I had decided that I was going to have a break from knitting. That idea lasted probably less than a day before something else was on the needles. However I just haven't been organised in daylight hours to take photos. So I thought I would show you something else.

Way back in the summer, I took part in the RowanTree exchange on ravelry. This time rather than casting someone else's pattern I had an idea. I was rather obsessed by the Game of Thrones Books. That and I had some delicious Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin in Pesto in my stash. I started drawing out ideas and dabbling with beads? A few weeks and a lot squared paper later and I cast off my little idea. It had just been going to be for the exchange but people started to contact me, they also wanted to knit my little idea.

What about you? could you tempted?


Sunday, December 07, 2014

Go Team Christmas!

Well here they are. Three Christmas sweaters whoop! whoop!
I had hoped for snowy day pictures as that was what was predicted for today, but it wasn't to be. Bone numbing cold and blindingly bright sunshine was the order of the day.

These pictures were taken in my front garden, it almost looks green enough to be spring.

I love the fact that although they are all the same design they all look so different.

My son has the one closest in size to the original pattern. Although I left off the waist shaping for him. I wish I had made him the next size up because although he is a skinny boy, he is very broad in the shoulders and I honestly don't know if it will fit him this time next year.

The girls both have longer arms than the pattern suggested. These are a little too long on O and slip down onto her hand, but E claims they are the perfect length so hopefully it will be soon that O says the same.

They seem perfect for cosy, Sunday afternoon lounging which all teenagers love to do gadgets at the ready, pretty much any day of the week.

but sunshine at this time of year is at a premium so instead we ventured out and had a lovely mooch around Leeds admiring all of the shops and then we had a wander around the Christmas Market. Gorgeous street food, Bratwurst, Chips and pancakes all of which we sampled. Smells of mead and flavoured coffees which we didn't although I was tempted by both.

I loved these Christmas trees. I always insist on a real tree at home as I love the smell but I thought these were amazing, although my pictures don't do it justice these were great towers of sparkling baubles. Very festive.

Lovely stalls of Christmas Decorations.

Aren't these little NutCracker Soldiers so very cute? Maybe next year's Christmas Jumpers should have the NutCracker on them but then maybe I am getting ahead of myself.

Till next time


Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Nearly there!

So are you feeling festive? I am ! We haven't got a tree yet but the advent calenders are hanging, lights in windows are sparkling and all of my little reindeer are racing around the yokes of my sweaters. Yep,I can't quite believe it but I am nearly finished, Three Christmas sweaters! I must admit the six sleeves was a bit of a struggle, by the last one I was definitely slowing down.

I was knitting merrily away on Sunday morning fixing the last of the last of the sleeves to the bodies and M finally asked how many sweaters I was actually making. I had assumed that he had realised that amount of yarn in a basket would make a lot of sweaters! Indeed I pretty much have enough for another very stripey sweater for me not that I think I want a stripey sweater but you get the idea.

I just love these little reindeer don't you? They are so cheerful and I can't wait to give you a proper look at the sweaters at the weekend just after everyone has tried them on.

Enjoy the rest of your week
A x

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