Did you have a good Christmas?? We had such a lovely time, it really was a beautiful day. But now the last of the boxes have gone out, the last of the turkey has been eaten and the feeling to pack away the tree is starting to gnaw away at me. When do you pack up your tree? Do you follow the 12 days of Christmas and take it down on the 6th or do you pack it up straight away. We usually wait till the 1st of January but I’m itching to be done with it and get it all back out in the shed. I have been known to pack it up on Christmas night after the kiddies have gone to bed. I’m no grinch just after the big day I tend to want to get everything packed up, but I do love Christmas tree time so next year I might do what a dear friend did this year and pop it up the 1st weekend of November.

Were you spoilt this Christmas did you get lots of lovely goodies, were many of them yarn related. I treated myself to this lovely sight.

After signing up for my first Yarn Bomb with a rainbow theme, I decided new yarn was needed and with the shops all having sales it was the perfect time to splurge and get a delightful amount of glorious coloured yarn. I’m just loving the way it looks on the craft shelves at the moment and as my craft shelves sit in our living area Mr C is getting asked a lot of ‘doesn’t it just look beautiful’ and ‘oh look at those wonderful colours’ all of which he dutifully proclaims ‘it looks lovely’ and ‘yes very wonderful colours, very bright dear.’ (Gotta love him). But it does all look so bright and cheery I’m not sure which ball to remove first to begin my new project. I don’t want to disturb the little piece of yarn heaven I seem to have created. But I must, just to decide which ball to begin with and not to mention which pattern to start with. I’m thinking granny stripes as it works wonderfully with bright colours and as the yarn bomb is on the 22nd January, granny stripes would work up nice and quick too. I’m itching to start now I type about it but I must finish this little pretty first.

I can’t tell you what it is yet, but I am learning as I go with this little one. And yes this is going to be very little and I do so hope it works out to be the right size but I dare not mention any more as this little pretty is a gift and I don’t want to give away anymore.

I feel like I have not popped into say hello is such a long time it feels like I have so much to update you on. I’m not sure where to begin. You may have guessed from the above picture I finally finished ‘inheritance’ and it got slightly better but I’m not recommending anyone to go out and read this book it’s just another predictable fantasy conclusion to an other wise ok serious. I did want to start ‘A tale of two cities’ by Charles Dickens but I can’t seem to find my copy so I’m starting the above pictured book tonight, I’ll let you know how it goes. I have also decided that like coffee life is too short for a bad book so I am going to try to stop reading a novel if I don’t like it. Something I find terribly hard to do, so we will see how it goes.

I’m still working on the mystery ‘frilly witches’ hat. She is taking a little longer than I would like but I’m working out the pattern myself and finding time to crochet, concentrate and write it all down does not seem to be happening with everybody on holidays. So she may have to wait till the start of school before she grows legs. Oops did that give it away.

But I do have a finished object to show you. Yes Yes I’m shocked too! With all this busy business of the holidays going on I’m surprised anything has been finished but here is the fair isle coat hanger.

Only one now but  I do intend on making another one. It was really fun and I loved all the colour changes though sewing in all those ends was not fun but I guess being a hooker – I was use to ends, that even they seemed to work in relatively quick and easy. I also decided that I’m keeping this one for myself, some of little princess’ clothes will still fit on it and it’s just too pretty and colorful to give away. I used another Debbie Bliss pattern and she is quiet quickly becoming one of my favourite knitting patterns designers. She just seems to have such lovely easy knits for little kiddies and bubbas alike. Every time I find a pattern I like it always seem to be another Debbie Bliss creation.

And lastly but not least I’m still hexipuffing away.

I hope you all have lovely New Years Eve, Do you have big plans?? I wonder if this year I will make it till midnight we shall see but for now bye bye and lots of holiday cheers

till next year




Filed under Crochet, knitting, wool

8 responses to “Holidays

  1. Glad you had a nice Christmas, but am totally with you on the decs front and normally they would be down by now, but we have house guests so they remain! I have to say they will be away by the 1st as I like cleared decks for new year.

    Your hanger is gorgeous, really pretty and your wool balls look very pretty all lined up, I am so looking forward to starting new projects but have a baby blanket to start and get done very soon as the baby is due ny eve.

  2. I am with you on the Christmas tree. I usually leave ours up until New Year’s day. We put ours up really early though, this year I did it on Thanksgiving Day. The last 4th Thursday of November. Yesterday I got up and was staring at it and on a whim packed up all the decorations, tree and all. Now my house is super clean and I still have four days of holiday left. The coat hanger is very pretty. Can I ask what yarn bomb is. I clicked on the link, but it said I wasn’t invited to view the site. Happy Holidays.

    • Hi Kashi, sorry about the link Yarn Bomb is where you cover public property in knitting or crochet sometimes called yarn graffiti. Though we have permission for what we are doing in January so kinda approved graffiti. I found some photos for you of yarn bomb if you like to check them out here and this is the organizers blog she has some lovely yarn bombing on her blog too.

  3. I’m thinking of taking mine down this weekend.
    I want to take it down now, because I’m getting really taken by less is more, and even a small tree takes up a lot of the living room in my little flat.
    But I’ll TRY to wait until New Years Day. Try.

  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday! I am also itching to take down the tree and get our home back to normal, but the kids won’t hear of it. We have a ritual and take everything down on January 1st and so it will be this year :o)

    Your hanger is very pretty – are you planning on using it? That would hide all those beautiful stitches and color!

    We always hang at home for New Year’s Eve with family and sometimes friends. This year it is just family – quite nice I think.

  5. Oooh so much loveliness in one post! Love love love the wool stash picture. And the colour of the gloves is beautiful. What wool is it? I want some. hehe. The baby hanger looks gorgeous too.

    We normally pull the tree down before new year but this year it went up a bit late.

    Happy New Year to you! Hope you have fun. Hugs xoxox

  6. Your hangar is very pretty. I love the pattern on it. I just stumbled on the bee keeper’s quilt not too long ago. You really have been hexipuffing away! Good luck with all your crafting!

    –Denise at Sly Needle

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