Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ninth and Tenth of Advent

The teeny tiny stocking represents success- the first thing I've knitted since the finger incident. Casting on was actually the hardest thing but luckily it only takes 25 stitches.
What do you mean you don't know what the heck the other thing is? It's Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer rendered on a polystyrene cup of course! Don't worry, I haven't been on the painkillers, this is all the boy's work. According to nursery he even stuck the googly eyes on himself, which may explain the Picasso style. Funnily enough, I was just saying the other day that we needed something special to top the tree...maybe we've just found it!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Eighth of Advent

Not a great picture I'll admit, but Christmas preparations, if not normal service, has been resumed. Our wrapping paper this year is a joint effort, stamps placed by me, original silver crayon designs by our little boy. I've got some lovely fabric ribbon with snowflakes on to go with it and I think it'll look really special.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Seventh of Advent

Just a small slip of a bread knife. Oh dear. Haven't tried knitting since my return from A & E as it's still a wee bit sore, so for now Christmas preparations are a little curtailed although there are a few festively coloured smears around the place!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Fifth and Sixth of Advent

Happy St Nicholas Day! The joys of childhood illness have made the weekend a bit tough, but the festive spirit is not beaten yet- we're just getting the bugs out of the way early, that's all. Taking a break from meeting the ongoing demand for Union Jack teacosies (!) by knitting these little stockings, from a free pattern on Ravelry. I'm planning on making a half dozen or so to make a garland for our mantlepiece. They knit up gratifyingly quickly (e.g. in an evening in front of 'Strictly Come Dancing'), even when the knitter is struggling to keep her eyes open due to baby-related sleep deprivation!