A small quiet post for a cold, cold December evening. Come sit here beside the fire and tell me honestly what you think of these fat green olives. Oh, and do have a dribble of rioja, too.
We’ve been hunkering down for winter here at the brewery, a statement that I appreciate will sound faintly ludicrous to those of you blessed/cursed with proper winters. In my defence, all I can offer is this: ice-on-the-inside-of-the-windows. Not now, obviously, but sometimes. Time, I think, to head off to the welcoming warmth of the pub:-
Notice the Stoic Spouse’s iron grip on his pint, there. Ain’t nobody gonna steal his beer.
Anyway ( <– a word so vastly over-used on this site that it should be taxed at source), I’m properly cheery that so many people enjoyed the easy-to-knit Christmas decorations here, here, and here.
Let’s not mention the penguin. Thank you to those kind people who emailed pictures of your creations, and do feel free to share them with a happy wider audience on the ‘Yarn’s Facebook page. Newsflash: crochet versions of the patterns will be revealed very shortly…
Meanwhile, Carole Beck has written an article for the Tesco website about easy-peasy Christmas crafts for children, and look whose work is described and pictured on page one (and page four)! It made me smile from ear to ear, I tell you.
Oh, and whilst I’m prancing round this post showing off like a post-bedtime five-year-old on a sugar rush, may I show you this little snippet from Let’s Knit magazine?
That reminds me…. Look out for a shortly forthcoming article on the Let’s Knit blog, to be appearing just as soon as I’ve finished knitting this:-
Yup, I’m back to designing and knitting stranded patterns. Honestly, people, it’s like coming home.
Wishing you a week of peaceful, happy knitting and crochet.