All finished and ready to be given to my friend I used Drops Nord mix, 4ply, which has Alpaca yarn in, it is beautiful to knit with.
The knitting is done on my shawl, it's a bit smaller than others, but will fit under my jacket. I am going to add some crochet flowers using the pale colours, just to finish it off. The colours are muted, it was dark when I took this photo. I will in the new year be shopping with Burrow and Soar
I have started the ripple blanket for baby George to use in the car, it will be the same size as Will's, but I have changed a few colours. I am using Patons Baby Smiles 4ply again, I do love this yarn.
I got this basket for the garden, but it has never left the house, it's perfect for holding my yarn, and makes using it so simple.
I have also started another granny square, I got 3 balls of this yarn from Hobbycraft, I thought it might be good for my loom, but it does not have the strength, so I'm having a bit of fun. It has a silver thread running through it.
Another good finish, (1st part), I have baked both Christmas cakes, the house smelt of spices for 2 days, it was lovely. I will decorate both cakes this year, daughter will be busy with a new baby.
It's been a good crafting time, I still have a pair of socks to finish, and maybe another pair to make, I have the gift for my brother to make, and some sewing for a friend to do, and my bag to finish.
Christmas cards design is forming in my head, I won't make them all the same this year, it will be an afternoon's task, probably next week.
I do have a French cross stitch Christmas tree
I started way back in May 2016, I got it out last year but did nothing, I hope to find some time to try and finish it this year, it's far too beautiful to be left unfinished.
I feel as if everything is under control, we have done loads of Christmas shopping, all very early, but we are away the last week in November and baby George is due the following week, so I need to have time to support my daughter and her loving family.
We have already decided not to drive to Somerset this year, I am hoping my sister will visit here next week and my brother is having Christmas with us. We will get to see our Taunton grandsons in the new year, neither hubby or I want to make the long drive.
So whilst it pours with rain, I craft, hubby reads, we stay warm and dry, again we are so sorry to see all the flooding in the north of UK, the flooding seams to happen every year, just the location in UK changes. I thank goodness everyday, we are safe and dry.
This morning is sunny, cold and dry, we are not expecting it to stay this way all day, but it's a nice change, I shall walk to the post office soon, and have a look around our market, I have nothing I need.