There's a lot of Christmas madness going on around here, and this is the first chance I've had to get caught up with my blog!. I had intended to work to 6pm tonight, but then I caught myself on and came home at my normal time. I finish on Friday, and I'm off until 2nd Jan. Hurray! :)
I have finished my sister's hat, but obviously I can't post a photo just yet. It turned out to be the right size, so I didn't have to frog it. Phew!
The Christmas tree has been put up. We got a real one again since the real one we got last year was so lovely. A certain member of the Blackbeard household doesn't seem to be able to keep his paws off it though!
I didn't make that mitten, by the way, I bought it in B&Q. He only seems to be interested in the decorations that I've made. I'm not sure whether to be pleased with this or not! There has been some damage: I give you Exhibit A -
I made three of these little stocking last year (here's the pattern), and he broke the hanging plait on this one. Then this year I made three of these little cork men. The pattern is called Korknisse. The one in the photo has lost his hat - I still can't find it - I had to make another one! There is also a little bear that I made last year who has now parted company with his hanging ribbon, so I'll have to fix him later. Grrr...
I have also been making myself a Gap-tastic Cowl. I had seen Tasia's version on Sewaholic, and thought it was lovely; but it wasn't until I saw Chrissy's version on Stitched Together, that I thought, "That's fabulous! I need one of those - now!".
I am awarding myself extra bonus knitting points because I am using stashed yarn. :) I'm using Adriafil Mistero chunky yarn. I have three skeins of it, one had been made into a neckwarmer for a Christmas present, but I wasn't feeling the love for it, so it got frogged. Here's how it looks now:
I'm just about to start the last skein. I don't have as much yarn as is on the pattern, so I cast-on 101sts instead of (I think) 131. I also don't think it will be as deep as on the pattern, but I don't think it will matter.
I've also been making some more Smoothie Hats.
I hope everybody has a lovely Christmas, and I shall look forward to seeing all the knitting pressies on everybody's blogs.