Sunday, 19 December 2010

Oops Forgot The Photo

I have been busy sewing things together ready for Christmas. I managed to finish off both of the boys jackets and was sewing the buttons on today when my niece called. As the jackets are for her best friend and my 'adopted' niece I gave her the jackets. Lou is spending Christmas in Ireland with her husband and the boys and I was so intent on finishing them in time that I forgot to take any photos of the finished jackets. I will ask for photos with the boys wearing them so that will be far better than my flat photos. They did turn out nice and warm in the James C Brett Marble DK as it is quite a thick double knit.

My other niece's cardigan is finished and blocked but when my niece gave me the buttons to stitch on the shop assistant had given her 4 buttons that were one size and 2 that were larger. As she is going to the Trafford Centre she will get me 6 more. This is another project that you will have to wait to view as my niece might read this blog and so spoil the surprise. She knows that she is getting a black cardigan but not what it looks like.

I now have to start crocheting my sister in law's sweater. Thank goodness that I left the crochet until the last as I can crochet a lot faster than I knit.

I have found a great vintage pattern site and have ordered some of the old Patons patterns that I had in my library but lent out and never got them returned. Sue doesn't have many crochet patterns but loads of vintage knitting patterns if you like that sort of thing. I will put the link into my blog title if you would like to take a look.

My blog land friend Beverooni has made a fantastic crochet Santa hat with a beard. I have tried to add this as a link but nothing happened. You can find her blog One Yarn After Another by following the link on the right hand side of my page. Just scroll down a little way and you will see the hats.

The snow is still with us but no more has fallen. It is still very cold though. I am staying indoors. My anti inflammatory tablets from the GP seem to be working. I am not in as much pain and the swelling in my knee is a bit less. The GP has only given me 2 weeks supply as he does not want me on them long term. I have to report back to him when I have run out of tablets. I just hope that things don't reverse when I stop taking them.

I must apologize for not keeping up with friends blogs. I promise that i will catch up on my reading after Christmas.I daren't get engrossed in reading them as I have so much to do this coming week.

Time for a bit of crochet - well a lot of crochet would be more appropriate as I have so much to start before Christmas.


June said...

Just enjoyed looking through the vintage patterns, what an interesting site. Women must have been very much slimmer then, as a lot of them only go up to a 36inch bust and they were worn so tight with hardly room to breathe.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that you thought my Santa hat was cute. Do you think I should try and write it up?

Jan, I know I write this all the time, but I have to say it again: YOU ARE AMAZING! I can't believe the things you can accomplish and they are all so beautiful. I can't wait to see the little sweaters and the one you have made for your niece.

Hugs from across the pond,