Brrrrrr! Chuffin' freezing (literally).
It has been a sloooooow week, have been very sleepy and rather achey so bed, with the leccy blanket on, has been my favourite place. Luvverly. One upon a time spending the day in bed was MUCH more exciting (ie not spent alone) but at the moment I am perfectly happy to snooze. I must be getting old ....
Some knitting has been done, and Things have been finished (hurrah! Tis a mini Christmas miracle!). May I present to you - a gathering of mini hogs:
Little Cotton Rabbits, very quick to knit, good fun and they are just - well, you can see what they are like! I love them. Some are destined to become Christmas visitors, at least one will be staying with me, probably the middle one, I like his little upturned snout. I love how they all seem to take on individual personalities when sewn up.
Somewhat less cute (but still adorabubble, just don't tell Keef I said that) are these little fellas:
(pattern - Mochimochi Snowman - again very quick and fun to knit)(just Don't Tell Keef).
Keef managed to get to one of my Christmas Stocking gifts before I could stop him:
In his favour I suppose it's a 5 letter word (not 4), and spelt correctly.
I also finished and posted a rather dinky Wol, will have to ask my friend if I can steal her photo as I forgot to take one before posting him to his new home. He has Victorian buttons for eyes, and I love the bit of character they gave him.
I seem to have started a pair of mitts for me maybe five times now, only to unravel it before I have finished the cuffs. I keep wanting to alter the pattern and my head is filled with ideas - just use a flippin' pattern and stick with it woman! I also have two pairs of mitts on the go as presents, no, three pairs, a pair of shark mitts for meeeeeeee (as well as the other ones), and some other bits to knit in time for Chrimbo. I have sewing plans too, but actually getting off my lardy derriere and moving to the table is beyond me. One day ... I have some nice soft fleece with plans to make a few little pocket-type sleeping bags for PSidney over the winter (can just stick them in the wash every other day).
Before I pootle off, here are some rather speshul Christmas gift ideas for you to ponder.
A definite YES from me:
Then there are the other type of 'speshul' gifts. Why - really, why?
But maybe not as bizarre as this:
Then there is this - again I like the idea of it in theory (although it might damage the spine of a book) but the price!
There - no need to thank me, my indispensable gift guide!
I am going to curl up with an episode of Lie to Me (oh Lordy, Tim Roth, drool), the never-beginning mitts, chocolate and some pop. Keep warm and enjoy the weekend.
(exciting health news coming up)