Friday, December 30, 2011

Tanveer's Hat

The hat is my own design - grey and slouchy, as requested, and I thought the lace made the knitting more interesting. It's lace pattern #200 from the Japanese book, 1000 Knitting Patterns Book.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Green Christmas

Pictures from our Boxing Day walk:

Seconds after a fish got swallowed

Can you spot the heron?

Monday, December 26, 2011

Holiday decorating...

You can decorate with a bowl of yummy yarn...

... or with a sock being knit...

Or you can go for a walk in the neighbourhood, pick up evergreen branches blown down by recent wind storms, and make yourself a swag...

... or a centrepiece...

And if you have a beautiful table runner, made by a clever friend, to put your centrepiece on, then it's even better!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Warm feet

I have lovely warm feet today because I'm wearing the socks Dave just finished for me.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Where has December gone?

Three weeks into December without a blog post - I'll have to try to catch up! First of all, here is Lucy all buttoned up:

I've also been making squares from leftover sock yarn for the Barn Raising Quilt Dave and I have been working on. The pattern calls for 42 squares and I'm working on the 22nd, so it feels like we're making good progress. I tend to get into a run of making several squares in a row and then not make any for a while. We'll see how long the finished blanket takes! I'm enjoying remembering whose socks each of the yarns was used for.

We have our longest night tonight and then the daylight will start to creep back. It's sunny here today, which helps the shortest days seem longer but I'm always glad to see the turn. We're up to nights just about 16 hours long here, but I've been reading Lene's blog from northern Finland and they're up to 22 hours of darkness there, so I really can't complain!