Thursday, 31 December 2009

Boxing Day

Just a quickie as we're about to dash off for the seaside. But I fogot Boxing Day. Usual walk around the lake although the higher we climbed the less snow there was and, consequenlty, the larger the lake. The path was quite flooded at times.
Always a lovely walk though espescailly with a break for turkey and stuffing sandwiches

And December continues to be dedicated to accessories.
Purple flouncy scarf, a bore to knit by quite effective with ready made frills
Flamenco Four Seasons Grundl
Storm Cloud Shawlette by Hanna Breetz
in regia sock wool
Both scarves with matching alpaca gloves of course

Sunday, 20 December 2009

In the bleak mid winter

With temperatues reaching a record low (-11°C) I didn't leave the house with the intention of getting to the castle, but the roads were clean and that's where I ended up.

The dog at the bar so wanted to play in the snow but his mum obviously thought differently.

And I had new mittens to keep me warm
Drops Carisama gauntlets
Lucky Horse by Jorid Linvik
PS Answer to tree test. Kangaroos by Bellarine Queen/ Cute crocheted critter by Ambra

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Spot the difference

A little bit of fun for you all.

Can you spot the difference between this week's tree and last week's?
Two new decorations have been added. One from my Rav friend who lives farthest away (and that's a clue) and another from my nearest pal from Italy.

Thank you both so very much, works of art.

For the rest of you answers next blog.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Poor puss

One cold puss in the dog/cat house.

Serves him right for peeing on the Christmas tree!

What a lovely surprise - a christmas card from Jack in Wales, now he always behaved himself!

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Promises of a Crafty Christmas

OK I admit it, I do go rather overboard at Christmas.
The first thing to go up is the advent calander. Cross stitched by me years ago. The chocolates tend to get eaten and replaced several times before Christmas day actually arrives

Remember the knitted Alan Dart tree? It promised to be a disaster back in the summer. But with a gather here and there the branches looked pretty effective in the end. Here it is loaded with crafted ornaments from new friends made over the year at ravalry. I have been so lucky and got pressies from all over. Kisses to you all.

And as temperatures dropped icicles formed on the windows. Knitted of course by mum.
(that sellotape gives the game away)

Lindy stole my first rasta hat so I had an excuse to make another in chocolate and cream coloured Schoppenwool. I adore this yarn.

Friday, 4 December 2009

I'm dreaming of a white birthday

Isn't Nature wonderful?
From yesterday's blue to today's white.
And if you look carefully in the middle of this photo (click on it for an enlarged view) there is a little lost deer obviously nipped down from the hills in search of a bite to eat.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Blue skies

Blue skies smilin' at me
Nothin' but blue skies do I see
Bluebirds singin' a song
Nothin' but bluebirds all day long
Never saw the sun shinin' so bright
Never saw things goin' so right
With apologies to Bing, Frank, I have to say this was the only song that came into my head this morning

After a month of rain I just had to whizz up to the castle where I woke the lady up at the bar and she came down to make a coffee in her slippers. Well it was gone 10!

I swear i haven't touched up that blue.
But even as I write the clouds are gathering.....

And one last reason for feeling happy. Got the last Chrissy pressie sewn up and posted off.
Which one of my lucky friends is going to get this?
Modelled by Marco with thnaks