The last minute rush

24/12/2013 · 3 comments

in Craft,Knitting,Patterns,teacozy

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I am dashing in to say ‘Happy Christmas’ and I hope you have a lovely festive time, whatever you are doing.

I have been rushing to finish some homemade gifts ready for the festive period. Apart from the Christmas jumper commission this year, Little B will not really welcome a ‘Mummy-made’ gift. On the other hand there are plenty of grown-ups I can make for and this year has been such a teacosy year, that I decided to go with the flow. Having spent some time working on my own patterns I tend to relax by following or altering someone elses.

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Seeing the utterly fabulous Debbie Bliss in October must have prompted me to return to my astonishingly large archive of her patterns. I combined my love of this colour combination with a teacosy pattern in Debbie’s first ever magazine. Then I got on a bit of a roll, and couldn’t stop. I thought of all the favourite  colours of my friends and set about making them a matching teapot.

rusticteapot

I found this classic Brown Betty teapot in my local hardwear shop and knew that what it really needed was a rutstic cosy. Something serviceable, practical and definitely it shouldn’t be treated with kid gloves.

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Finally I promised my long suffering sister that I would make a little tank top for her cutie wee son. Of all the projects this Christmas I have really wanted to finish this one. My nephew is such a bonnie wee thing and I think he will look so scrumptious in at tank top. Happily I finished it last night and it is quietly blocking ready for our exchange of gifts.

So what is next? A bit of a gap, both in terms of the blog and in my yarn world. I promised myself and my family some time off the digital world and a little slower pace on the knitting front. So I will say ‘Happy Christmas’ lovelies and have a really great ‘New Year’ and I will see you in 2014.

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