It’s properly December now and the time I thought I had is pretty much gone. I had lots of ideas for Christmas makes but I have gradually knocked certain things off the list as time disappears. I’ve narrowed it down and there are three main things still left to finish. Anything else I make after that is a bonus. The first is the thingy above. I started yesterday and it was fun to get cracking.
I love the colours. It is Drops Nepal, an alpaca mix aran. I will be sure to take some more pictures of this later. I think I will finish this quite quickly. It’s an enjoyable thing.
This is the stuff that I made thinking I would try and sell it at the craft fair last month. I also knew that if I didn’t sell it then I would be giving some of it away as Christmas presents. Is that wrong? Feel marginally guilty but can’t put my finger on why.
This is my first Corner2Corner and my first Walking Dead blanket. Called the Walking Dead blanket because I need somewhere to look when the zombies/walkers/biters are on screen.
It’s only small and made from leftovers, hence the odd colour choices. They are not my colours but I think they have some appeal. Autumnal.
This is the second Walking Dead blanket, started when we began season three. Still not finished but we have three episodes left so the two should be finished together. It is made from Bamboo. I bought it for £1.39 a ball, reduced from £4. Unfortunately, it smells rank. I’m not sure if it’s the yarn or the cardboard inner wotsit. It has a very specific wet chopping board smell. Hopefully a good wash will sort it out. It’s very silky feeling even if it is stinky. And it is not bogey green either but a beautiful emerald green. Camera does not do green.
I’m also about to embark on the final version of a dolly. This is a special request from my niece. I worked up a prototype yesterday. After making some tweaks, it is probably what I should finish off first. I don’t take the easy road, I have drafted the pattern myself, which is something I have no real experience in. I make stuff up as I go along. We shall see.
I have another crochet project that I’m putting off as I know it’ll be tricky. It’s an amigurumi job and it’ll be in black and white. But that is the third and final thing.
This is what me and Eldest are working on after school. He traced around one of my gingerbread men templates and cut it out. He chose the buttons and stitched on the nose and cheeks himself. I expect him to stitch the two parts together too. I’m looking forward to seeing it on the tree.
Sooo, that is where I am and I am getting further behind by tippytappying here. I’m off to see what I can do in the next 45 minutes before I have to wake up Toddler and rush off to the school Nativity!
12 thoughts on “The rush of December”
You have been busy! My new years project is a c2c blanket, Ive had to stop myself from starting now when I still have a zillion things to make as gifts. I appear to have a new addiction to sock yarn too, not good. I think your friends will love their gifts because you made them and they are beautiful. Toddler sleeping? I miss those days!
His naps will stop soon. He starts pre-school in January so they have to! I’m only allowed to work on the C2C when watching tv. It’s a loop hole which lets me work on something fun and easy, with no pressure. I might start knitting in the new year but I really don’t need any new addictions…
I have discovered that I prefer crochet to knitting when watching TV. Knitting takes too much concentration and I am a slow knitter!
Hmm, maybe it won’t be for me. I’ll be a very slow knitter.
You have been so busy with some great makes! I love the idea of a corner to corner blanket! x
For I resistant for a long time. I didn’t want to do what everyone else was doing. But I caved. Twice. It’s actually a great project to do and I’m glad I wasn’t stubborn enough to refuse its call!
Wow!! You’ve been busy! Everything looks amazing!!
Thank you. I’m burying my head in the sand today though.
These are lovely! Found you on IG
Thank you! And I see you’ve got Pinterest too!
Yes! Love that & IG
Me too. Although sometimes I forget to check either for a while.