Happy New Year !
Morning Bloggers and welcome to a New Year, a year where anything is possible, its like looking out on a field of freshly fallen snow that no one has walked in yet, you make the marks and may they be big bright!
I hope you all had a good festive period and took time to celebrate with family and friends, we had a lovely time at home with the children and dare I say this Christmas was a lot more simple not just for our family but for lots and that’s not such a bad thing, everyone seemed happier and Christmas was not so much about the trappings but more about the meaning, so for next year the motto will be…”Keep it Simple”
Now you know I was on my last scarf the week before Christmas well I FINISHED them on time, I even had time to fringe and wrap and all were under the tree a couple of days before Xmas eve…and there they sat while I wondered whether they would like them or not….oh boy I should have more faith in my children (I’m a proud Momma) …they just didn’t like them they LOVED them and amid squeals of delight of I got Ravenclaw…I got Gryffindor ….etc etc they went on round their necks and didn’t come off till bedtime..I know we were indoors but I was just so glad they liked them I said what the heck go for it ! lol
Here are some pics of them finished up…
|The entire collection.|
I’m so proud of these and they were a big undertaking but I’m so glad I had them done in time…now they just need hats to match !
I also finished the last dishcloth set I had to make, this one was for my Mum and I think this was my favourite pattern of all…..
I have been reviewing my yop list and I am making a couple of additions, not sure if I’m taking anything off the list yet, that remains to be seen..going onto the list are some scarves I want for presents for next Xmas…yes I did mention it but after this year I want to avoid such panic at the last moment and even if its only one item a month that will help…
- Branching Out scarf
- Victorian Spring Scarf I have the yarn ordered for this and will work on this one in January
- Ocean Breezes book, there are several scarf patterns in this I want to make
- Socks- I haven’t decided on the pattern yet
Now I have a question on the socks for all you sock knitters out there…do you use dpns or one circular needle or two… what are the pros and cons of these methods as you see them and which is best for a novice sock knitter ? Any help here would be gratefully received.
For this week I’m going back to finishing my one row lace scarf and I have a personal yearly challenge of knitting a dishcloth a week, I knit that many for others before Xmas I need some more myself lol.. these will be in a separate blog post later in the week with a pattern link so check back for that !
Wishing you all a happy knitty year