Finally an FO! (or two) – Anyone for Christmas Pudding?

A while ago I decided to knit a  Christmas pudding – as you do. I wasn’t happy with my first attempt, so the Christmas pudding got put down and forgotten until Tuesday this week, when I remembered, while doing my WIP round-up , that I wanted to knit one.

I was very happy with the second attempt…

Christmas Pudding knitting kit british wool cropped

So I knitted it a friend, made a label and stuck it to a bag…

Christmas Pudding Knitting Kit

And, much as I hate Christmas spreading out far beyond December, us crafters need to get going  in good time. So I reinstated the small  Christmas section of my website too.

Christmas Gifts for Knitters - Knitting Kits

Yay! Finally feel like I’ve finished something 🙂

Hope you like my little puddings.

WIP Update

When I just looked back at my blog posts, I discovered my last WIP update was September 7th; six weeks ago! Of course a lot has happened since then,  so I’m not beating myself up for not having finished anything, the lack of updates since, or lack of progress. However, I have made some progress. But first off, here’s what I’ve completely ignored… Continue reading “WIP Update”

Sunday Sevens – 21st 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.

Our week started with Lovely Husband convincing me that we had time to go for a cycle ride to have a naughty breakfast at Okehampton Station before our friends came for Sunday Lunch. It was and eighteen mile round trip and I didn’t go for the full English, so I think all in all calories in balanced calories out… Continue reading “Sunday Sevens – 21st October”

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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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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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”