Christmas unwrapped

These slippers were a special request for Christmas and have been something of a labour of love:

Made in Rowan pure wool superwash worsted teal wash on a 5.5mm hook.
I have been told that they fit and I am hoping to see them on a small pair of feet today!

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Secret Santa

Yesterday was the big reveal for my Secret Santa present and I have to say I had such fun opening it and discovering all the yarny things inside:

My present cam from Quiet Water Craft along with the most lovely note:

It is hard to say what my favourite part is. I LOVE the Octopom, I am looking forward to using the Lion Brand Landscapes yarn, which I have never used before, and there is a sweet little yarn-shaped necklace which missed the photo as I was wearing it all of Christmas day.

I think overall the nicest thing was that it made me feel really special, which is surely the best Christmas present ever. Thank you Hannah xx

P.S. If you want to see what I gave pop over to Mollie and Claire, and huge thanks to Sewchet for organising Stitching Santa.

Cable mitten classes

Some of you will know that the North of Scotland has had rather a lot of snow this weekend. So I have finished these just in the nick of time…

The pattern is by Keira at Kiki’s craft corner, who also taught me how to make them. They are very cosy and the cable is especially so as it is made in a double layer. Made in Scheepjes merino soft ‘Michelangelo’ on 4.5 and 4mm hooks.

Moss stitch hook case

There has been rather a lot of trial and error going on with this project:

It started off as a wash-bag but the sides were too floppy for my liking, so I made the sides shorter with the idea of turning it into a hook case. Then I felt the base shape wasn’t defined enough so I added a row of double crochet round that, and finally I had enormous problems inserting the zip because the top edge looked too long for the base. A kind friend suggested a smaller zip and shortening the top row of crochet by threading some matching yarn through as a gathering thread. So finally I have a hook case that is fit for purpose and pleasing to my eye. I do love this textured stitch so perhaps it was worth persevering with.

It is made in Scheepjes merino soft ‘Michelangelo’ using moss stitch on a 4.5mm hook.

And the winner is:

Jellyfish! As chosen almost unanimously by everyone who commented – I should use you guys for market research!

So now on to the give-away winner which is……….Quiet water craft.
Congratulations and if you contact me with your GPO address I will send you the jellyfish of your choice!