Friday 27 December 2013

Planning Ahead

Well Christmas is now over, and I must say it was a good one.  I'm now planning ahead and thinking about New Year resolutions.  Obviously, the first resolution is to be better prepared for Christmas next year!  I also would like to do more embroidery next year and generally make more time for crafting.  And in 2014, I am most definitely, no doubt about it, going to be better organised!

So, making an early start on getting organised, here are some of the projects I've finished recently but not got round to sharing with you.

Firstly, I crocheted some covers for coat hangers for Grace and Eve for Christmas.  I used double knitting weight yarn for them all.

For the cherries, I used this free pattern.

For the daisies, I used my Daisy Daisy Earrings pattern.

For the flower, I used my Simple Flower Corsage pattern.

At some point I'll make some of these for myself.

I finished the top I was knitting in plenty of time for Christmas Day.

The pattern is called Thelma and it's by Martin Storey.  Full details of the project can be found on my Ravelry page, here.

Having finished the top, I had a day or two to spare before Christmas Day, so I made this bookmark.

Flat Rat Bookmark - not for the squeamish, but I think he's fun.  The pattern is free and I knitted from the nose down, all in one piece.  You can see the details of the pattern, here.

The flat rat bookmark only took a couple of hours so I decided to start a project which has been top of my queue for several months now.

This lovely snake pattern is also free and it's nice and easy.  It's actually striped but I was using up some old yarn so my colours don't show up that well.  I knitted until I ran out of yarn but it would have been nice to make it really long.  Maybe I could make another one - more colourful and extra long!  Full details of the project are here.

The snake was finished off on Christmas Day morning.  Which fitted in nicely with the receipt of my Christmas present - Jamieson and Smith 2 ply jumper yarn, all the way from Shetland.

A beautiful tweedy pink.

And this is what I've knitted so far.

It's going to be a cardigan and I can't wait to wear it.

So that's everything up to date.  I've still got an excessively long wish list and Pinterest never fails to inspire me on a daily basis, but I'm optimistic that my good intentions for being organised in 2014 will mean that there will be 25 hours in each day!


  1. My goodness,your blog has been a joy to read i love the hanger covers,your top you have knitted and the looks of the new one your making.The book marks are so good.Well done x

  2. Crocheted hangers has been on my list of things to do for quite a while, as is getting organized. :) Perhaps 2014 will be the year! Best wishes, Tammy


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