27 Knitted Santa Sacks Pattern

It’s funny how things grow. Just under a year ago on 1st December 2016, on a whim, I decided to knit a different Santa sack and publish the pattern free on my blog for the 24 days of advent.  It was a great fun and, although I ended up posting two sacks on a couple of days when I got behind, I otherwise achieved my goal.

After Christmas I took a look at the patterns again and realised what a mess they were. I took them down planning on tidying them up ready for this year. I pretty much forgot about them until August – or maybe it was even September – when I decided to sort them out, ditch a few awful ones, design some new ones and publish them as a collection at the beginning of October.

However life had other ideas. I didn’t make the beginning of October, but finally after working on them for what currently feels like forever, I’ve just uploaded the PDF to Ravelry!

You can find the pattern here.

I’m also making a printed booklet available in the Dartmoor Yarn Company shop. But don’t go looking for it yet, because I haven’t finished putting that together yet.

 

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#stitchingsanta 2017

For one reason or another, I haven’t made it into the blogging world much of late, and am nowhere near caught up with the posts I’ve missed. (Apologies if I’ve not visited you lately.) However, I’m pleased to say I didn’t miss spotting Shelia at Sewchet’s post  #stitchingsanta 2017.

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If you haven’t joined in before, I seriously recommend it. Receiving a parcel of individually wrapped gifts from a mysterious like-minded blogger really does bring back the childhood magic of Christmas!

Sunday Sevens – 15th October

Joining in again this week with Sunday Sevens – started by Nathalie at Threads and Bobbins – sharing seven (or so) pictures of  the week beyond the blog.

It’s been a very much a stay at home week this week, with a few jaunts out locally. I went up to Bellever Forest with a friend and walked through the stone circles…

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… then up to the top of Bellever Tor for a quick selfie…

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…and a run down to see the beautiful clapper bridge just down from the forest car park.

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I also waked all the way around Lydford Gorge for the first time in years…

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Saturday we had a naughty lunchtime pizza while we waited for new tyres to be fitted to my car…

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And in the evening we had a impromptu get together with friends. Boys, of course will be boys…

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… and once it’s too dark to shoot things in the garden, there’s always the Nerf guns…

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Hope you’ve had a great week.

 

 

 

 

Sunday Sevens – 8th October

Joining in again this week with Sunday Sevens – started by Nathalie at Threads and Bobbins – sharing seven (or so) pictures of  the week beyond the blog.

This week I didn’t take a single picture until Wednesday evening, when we lost at the pub quiz – as usual 🙂 Continue reading “Sunday Sevens – 8th October”

Stitch Fest 2017

Just popping in to mention – if you don’t know already – Stitch Fest 2017 is on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November.

Stitch Fest launched in November 2016 with a hugely successful festival that drew people from all over the UK to Devon. Now in its second year, Stitch Fest 2017 will showcase some of the best independent makers, dyers, spinners and designers in the UK yarn industry.  There are workshops, talks and, of course, lots of stuff to buy! Click here to find out all about it!

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Angels and Snowmen

The Friday before last I visited The Knitting, Stitching and Hobby Craft Fair at Westpoint. It was really just for the outing and the only thing I had on my list was to buy some beads to make stitch markers. But when I stopped at a bead stall I saw some really cute beaded angels. Neither I or the friend I was with could resist.

I bought a selection of suitable beads…

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Continue reading “Angels and Snowmen”

Sunday Sevens – 1st October

Joining in again this week with Sunday Sevens – started by Nathalie at Threads and Bobbins – sharing seven (or so) pictures of  the week beyond the blog.

Last Sunday we went for brunch at Okehampton Station. It was raining, so we went inside. So here’s a view you haven’t seen before – the lovely vintage tearoom…

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Continue reading “Sunday Sevens – 1st October”