Thursday, December 22, 2011

Last Minute Knitting

There's some frantic LMK going on around here.*

Coupla these, one of these and lots of these.

Hope you're happy knitting or whatever it is that brings you joy.

I can imagine that some of you might be baking. (Just a wild guess H!)

* Pictures later on when I can get them uploaded off my phone. Damn you Technology. Grrrr!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Nellie The Hat

Some time ago. Around this time, I spent a while playing with 2-colour charts. And it was fun.

After many diversions, this was the result. And I was most pleased indeed.

One cul-de-sac that I travelled down resulted in Nellie. A chart that I posted for fun on Ravelry. Just to share the Nellie Love.

Imagine my delight this week when I saw this project. A beautiful hat knitted from the Nellie chart but without some of the fussy detail, and also without the elephant saddle*.

Good decision. Much nicer in this simpler version.

This knitter has many lovely projects using animal and floral charts so I am flattered indeed that Nellie is part of the gallery.

Thanks S! and congratulations on your lovely project.

BTW, it turns out that an elephant saddle is called a 'howda' - which is so like the local greeting 'howya' that I laughed out loud.

I can just hear it in an Irish accent. 'Howya, how's yer howda?'

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Kettle Are Lowing

'The stars in the bright sky

Looked down where He lay

The little Lord Jesus

Asleep on the hay

The kettle are lowing

The Baby awakes

But little Lord Jesus

No crying He makes

I love Thee, Lord Jesus

Look down from the sky

And stay by my side,

Until morning is nine.'


Monday, December 12, 2011

'Tis the Season

It's that time of year again.

The time when the people in the back of the car start blasting out rehearsing segments from the upcoming school Christmas performances.

In all conscience, I don't think I should keep these to myself.

'Come little children,

come, come, to Bethlehem.

Come see the baby,

flying in the manger'.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Loopy Ewe

Apologies me dearies. The combination of a lost camera and an overloaded schedule has left the poor blog a bit unattended lately.

I finally got these pics of a recently completed project.

Introducing Lamb from Itty Bitty Toys. My first knitted toy ever. Fiddly to knit but oh so cute.

One important modification tho'. This lamb had to have a removable coat.

So now I introduce Nekkid Lamb.

Still cute. But maybe a bit chilly.