One a day – Episode 16

What a week it has been, we have been so busy with our Christmas prep and finishing all those loose ends at school. B is meeting his new teacher for next year today and finding out who will be in his class for next year. K has been doing orientation to start prep next year and of course little princess has decided that once again sleeping is off the agenda and so crochet and knitting seem to have been put on the back burner, and I do find myself wanting to crochet or knit and being unable to concentrate for more than a few stitches. I have instead at night watched a woeful amount of bad tv while trying to amuse a little princess and trying to fit in a few stitches between her little whinges:)

But amongst this I have managed to start designing my own little . . .

well what do you think this is. Mr C thought I was crocheting a frilly witches hat. And than whilst continuing to read Inheritance which is still taking forever I just couldn’t resist the urge to knit. It seems to have taken over at the moment. I find myself wanting to knit more and more these days I suspect this is due to the fact that I am quite a quick knitter compared to crocheter. I also have so many lovely pregnant friends at the moment who just need little jackets and I just find knitted clothes so much more adorable than crocheted ones. But I do love crocheted toys and blankets over knitted one so I think my love lies in both of these arts knitting just seems to be more at the forefront now. And so while I should be sleeping I start just because I couldn’t resist a completely frivolous and unneeded project

I’m trying my hand at fair isle, just a small project to start I’m knitting up some little baby clothes hanger covers. I thought I would fail miserably at this and spend the time trying to untangle the mess of knotted wool but instead I have not got tangled once and have been zooming up and down the knitted and purl sides counting away and keeping close track of those colour changes. It is working out nicely I think I might make a set of these, though they will be too small for little princess’ clothesย  – they are only for 20cm coat hangers, so not sure who these will be for maybe the next one I will add a few more pattern repeats so I can keep them for little princess. I would love to know if that would work if any of you knitters out there know leave me a msg I’d love your wisdom. But before I could start these beautiful coat hangers I had to sort out this terrible mess that had developed in the cupboards of my craft dresser.

But after hours of untangling, unknotting and winding back up I came out with the most delightful basket of gorgeous cosy pretty raveled balls. Though I do have to admit I commited yarn lover sin and some did have to be discarded as it was just not worth saving. It was too knotted and tangled to be savable or and I shudder to remember it was toward the end of hours of sorting and I just couldn’t be bothered saving little amounts. I know I know I’m very naughty and will have to say a lot of ‘I love yarn’ to be forgiven.

And how could I forget and leave it till now to tell you, I finally gave in. I had been holding out, waiting for the dvd but I just couldn’t do it anymore. So yesterday I took myself and little princess off to the movies and we saw Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and I LOVED it. I must admit to being a lover of these books from way back and went to the first Twilight movie maybe more than once, but over the years my love for twilight has dwindled and we parted ways after the movie New Moon and from then decided I would watch them but only ever on dvd, but after many lovely ladies telling me it was great and the one thing that hooked me was Bella changes in this movie. I have wanted to see that for so long. I just couldn’t wait I had to see it, so after a quick re watch of Eclipse my love was reignited and I found myself smiling through the wedding, not wanting to miss a bit of that steamy scene and holding my breath waiting to see what would happen to Bella. I want to see it again already, I just loved it.

But of course that is my week and today is One a Day Tuesday and last week I was still on track but this week I feel I may be falling further and further behind. I just seem to have so many other things to knit and crochet that my one a day seems to be suffering from a case of slight neglect. Not many hexipuffs have been added to the slowly growing number.ย  And I really have nothing to show this week but as you know I will go to great lengths to give you a hexipuff photo and in the spirit of Christmas I give you

Santa

Merry Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

So this week hopefully I will knit some hexipuffs I have my fingers crossed. Finish off some coat hangers and keep going on my ‘frilly witches hat’ and hopefully have some Finished objects to show you.

I’m now off to Karate where I shall knit at least one hexipuff while the boys and punch and kick away.

xx

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9 responses to “One a day – Episode 16

  1. You are awesome! I love the pic with Santa. Your fairisle is gorgeous. Good for you, most of us have put One-a-day on hold till the holidays are over. I am really missing my almost finished project, but have holiday stuff to do first. Merry Christmas.

  2. I love the photo of Santa holding the hexipuffs. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I almost have to ask what Santa’s reaction was when you said “Here, hold these” and then snapped a photo. That is, unless you knew Santa personally anyways ;). Love the fair isle, such cute colors in it!

  4. Lovely Lovely knitting! And of course Santa is a nice touch.

  5. Wow, plenty of yarns. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  6. Lovely knitting, the hanger cover will look great. Ohhhhhh I’ve been wanting to go to the movie (loved the books) but no one to go with ๐Ÿ˜ฆ maybe ill just go alone… Hee here your hexipuffs have even met Santa, when it’s done that blankets going to have some stories to tell! Jxx

  7. Is it an upside down flower?

    I love your fair isle hangers, I’m no expert as I’ve only done noel in fair isle but I think a repeat of the blocks of pattern will work perfectly. What a great baby gift they would be.

    I adore your hexipuff update, Santa must have been surprised at your photo request. It’s brilliant xx

  8. Thanks for popping by my blog the other day and taking the time to leave a comment ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your fair isle, it looks awesome. I so wish I could master this, I love it but I do struggle!! Well done on pinning down busy Santa for a hexipuff photo-op too! ๐Ÿ˜€

    S x

  9. I’m just visiting for the first time because of your nomination for Liebester award.
    I can’t believe how nice your crochet and knitting look! All of my stuff still look like a child has done it :-/

your lovely thoughts are much loved xx

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