Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Almost Christmas

It is almost Christmas and I think I am nearly ready.  Just presents to wrap and need to decide what we are eating on Christmas day.  I think I have finished all my Christmas knitting.  Will include some pictures at the end of this post and hopefully some more over the next few days if the weather improves a little better for taking pictures.

Well we have decorated our tree.  This is not a very good picture of it.  But we had great fun doing it even though we had about 4 decorations on each of the lower branches.  Josh can't reach any higher.

Preschool is now finished and this is a picture of the gifts we gave to the preschool leaders.  Hope they all enjoyed them as much as we did in putting them together.

This is one of my latest knits which is done as a test knit for someone on Ravelry, I just need to wait until we get some better weather to take some better pictures.

Over the weekend we went for a walk in the fields at the back of our house and it is looking a lot more wintery.  No leaves on the trees or at least only a few oaks have leaves left on them.  We tried to go out fairly early to make the most of the light and take some pictures.  It is incredibly muddy but alot of fun.

Will try and blog again before the weekend with an update of a couple of other projects I have been working on as presents for Christmas and also some of my current project.

More on those next time.
Have fun.

Morag x

Friday, 9 December 2011

Christmas Pudding

Inspired by a fellow blogger - domesticali.typepad.com.  Have made 10 of these to go on Josh's preschool staff's little bags of sweets for Christmas presents.  Think I might also make one to go on our tree.

Morag x

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

A Request

Yesterday afternoon I had a request to knit a scarf for a sheep (not a real one - just a wheat filled one that can go in the microwave).  The scarf if possible could it have a logo put on it. The logo was to be the one that my husband and eldest son have for their new business. This was requested about 5 o'clock in the evening and when I asked when it needed to be done the answer was tomorrow if possible as it is the recipient's birthday. So as always I was up for the challenge and here is what I produced within the short space of time I had (and no I wasn't up all night).  Unfortunately not modelled on the sheep as that was at work but modelled by youngest son's teddy.

A closer picture of the scarf the lettering was  sewn by hand onto white and orange felt and then sewn onto the scarf.

Another close up of the lettering.

Oops think teddy had had enough of trying the scarf on and  having his photo taken and decided to lie down.

Morag x

Monday, 5 December 2011


Where is the time going?  I seem to have lots to do and not enough time to do it.  I have lots of gifts for Christmas to do and I think I am going to run out of time to get them all done.

Last week Andy and Alex had the official opening of their new office block even though they are not finished.  They had to dress up in all their finest.  (In fact Andy had to go and buy a new suit!)

As with all openings plenty of alcohol was available, not sure much work got done that afternoon.  Josh had great fun looking out of the window at the passing traffic and eating all the nibbles that were on offer.

Craftwise I had my first order for 3 flower brooches which I really enjoyed making.

And the latest present I have finished is a jumper for our nephew for Christmas - he is only 2 months old so something knitted will hopefully go down well with the parents.

Well talking of Christmas, have you put up your Christmas decorations yet?  I'm not sure when to put them up.  I am thinking next weekend.   And will probably do it over a few days and I am pretty sure I will have a little helper this year.

Well, have a good week
Morag x