Sunday, 28 December 2014

A visual little Christmas

This is actually my first post for December, it gets too busy towards the crazy season working in retail and something has to give.
So for a quick summary.
I did make a couple of presents (another reason why I couldn't log my progress on here) 
Firstly a hot water bottle cover for my Dad, made from different shades of stylecraft acrylic, surrounded by a lovely grey Noro.

I didn't have a pattern to follow, and there would be things I would do differently if I were to do another, but i'm still pleased with the results...

I also made a mini one for a colleague. I made it in a different way, as this was all one piece, in a multi-toned yarn, with a soft ribbon for a finishing touch.

Hubby celebrated his birthday and we were able to visit his sister and see her perform in her groups pantomime
and after a trip round the shops we stopped off for a lovely Indian meal

Christmas for us was a quiet, relaxed affair. 

Now my focus has turned back to my mood blanket 
I've completed the last two squares
The penultimate is a memory square, for my Mother-in-law, who died last year on Christmas Eve, 
and the last one has a traditionally Christmas feel
I'm looking forward to seeing how it all comes together, and fingers crossed I can get it near to completion by the end of the year...

 ** happy new year **