Oh Christmas Card

Goodness it has been quite some time since I shared with you a card that I have made hasnt it! I dont really find time to make cards so much these days. But christmas time is a great time to get back to it.

I made this random assortment of cards from supplies in my aunties craft stash when I went to visit to make christmas cards. It is quite a mental work out, working with someone elses supplies.

I think my favourite is the 3rd one, with the decoupage topper sentiment. It is so classy!

WIP Wednesday (05/12/18)

Christmas is fast approaching so I got craching on my second to last christmas gift – another Hotel Of Bees shawl. 

And I have done a few more rows on my Esja sweater since sharing it yesterday!

What have you got on your hooks. Are you scrabbling away in a last minute panic to finish by christmas or are you relaxing? 

Esja MAL Week 4

Whoopsy! I am getting further behind with the MAL. By this point I was hoping to be at the point of seperating the front and back for the sleeves. Unfortunately I am only just finishing brioche section 2. But I still hope to finish by Christmas! But now I need to focus a bit on christmas gifts! 

This is the Esja Sweater (You can purchase the pattern here), by Tatsiana, of Lillia Bjorn Crochet. This is a month long Make along which Tatsiana is holding on her facebook group here

My Black Friday Haul

Whoopsie… I got a bit carried away! I try not to buy in to black friday that much. If nothing else, I like to have christmas shopping done and dusted by now so that when December comes I can sit back and relax and enjoy the festivities, rather than cram myself into various shops with last minute marys and panic buying peters. I mean for goodness sake, it comes the same time every year – there really us no need to leave things to the last minute!

Anyways I digress. In short I usually dont have any christmas shopping left to do by black friday, and I dont like to buy into the consumerism. Also I often think thecdeals arent nearly as good as you may think. 

But then I came across the Hobbii websites black friday sale… i think we can all guess how that turned out! 

I purchased some Hobbii Happy Feet yarn in colourway Circus.

4 cakes of Hobbii Hurricane

And 3 skeins of Cotton Kings. 

Arent they all lovely? I havent plans for them but I am sure they will all turn in to something wonderful. Eventually…

And quickly before you go – you may remember that I ordered a yarn advent calendar…

Well it arrived and my goodness, I am so excited!

This is a collaboration between 3 wonderful dyers – Unbeleiva-wool, Truly Hooked and Dye Candy. I cant wait to see whats in each little bag! And as a bonus, it came with a tote bag! (Extra exciting to me who collects tote bags) 

Ooooooh I am so excited! I will share with you the contents on a weekly basis with (hopefully) progress on the project I picked out for this calendar. 

To finish – a photo of my cat.

She was eyeballing the box the calendar came in as soon as it came through the door. As I was setting up the photo, the moment I removed the last little bag from the box, she was in like a shot! Funny little creatures, arent they! 

November Makes

I started the month with the Sophine Scarf

I made my first Wanderlust Beanie

These Mountain Road Chevron Mitts

This headband

Then the Simple Scallops shawl

Followed by my second wanderlust beanie

And matching scarf.

Next came this Oven Glove

And hot pad

Then some more mittens,

And another Wanderlust Scarf

As well as my November OFAPUK donation. 

Wow what a busy month. I dont think I have gone even a day without crochet! But its all worth it, to finish the christmas gift list in time to relax a bit before christmas arrives! Just 2 christmas gifts to go!

The Last Wanderlust

At least for a while…

I finished my second Wanderlust Scarf today. This time in Malabrigo Worsted, in colourway Black Forrest. 

As usual, black is super difficult to photograph but I can assure you this scarf is full of texture! 

I really loved this yarn. It is black but it has subtle varigations between silver green and blue sheens. 

Now thats done, I have 20 gifts finishes, just 2 to go! Wahooooo!