I hope your Christmas was a good as ours.
We had some really nice family time.
We had to wake the kids up at 8.30am this year!
The older they get the more they like lying in.
Mr Clicky Needles got me a book about Ivor Gurney.
Ivor Gurney worked on a farm near to where I grew up and later went off to WW1 and served with the Glosters. He also was a musician and composer. He wrote poetry whilst in the war some are really moving.
This one is particularly good.
The picture on the front of the book looks down from the school where I work and into the valley where our family farm was.
I'm really looking forward to reading it in full.
I also got some felting books ~ aren't Amazon wish lists great?
Some lovely felted bags in this one.
................. and I love this one.
So I'm now thinking of all the feltable yarn on my stash and which patterns to make.
The children did quite well for presents but we didn't go overboard this year.
DD's best pressie were hair straighteners to tame her curly locks and DS' were new bearings to make his Ripstik faster (skateboard but more difficult) and a weather station. It has a sensor outside so we know the temperature, humidity and forecast without even leaving the house. We get all this information at least 10 times a day!
Just before Christmas DD's recount of her Ethiopia Trip was in our local paper.
That's her in the right hand corner of the front cover ~ next to Prince Edward!
Inside was a whole page and the article that she wrote ~ she's in the middle of the group photo.
I finished the Pimpelliese scarf.
I bought the yarn by accident. We happened to be in Abingdon a few years whilst on a camping trip and I came across Masons. Obviously it would have been rude not to pop in and I came out with some Araucania Multi.
I wasn't sure that I was going to enjoy this pattern, knitting the border as it went along but it was great. I had a trusty post-it note to keep my place (thanks Romain!) and it all went well.
So what next?
Still not sure what to go for next I'll keep looking at my new books for inspiration I think.
Bye for now..............Clicky Needles.