Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful day with your nearest & dearest wherever you may be x

So here it is.. my mystery free pattern gift to you all a musical notes hat.. one size fits most.. it measures approx 22inches around and is long enough to cover most of your ears :)

I have uploaded it to Ravelry and you can instantly download it FREE on Ravelry HERE 

I hope you like it & I'd love to see your versions of it if you make one.

Merry Christmas



Friday, December 24, 2010

It's Christmas Eve already?!

 YAY! Christmas tomorrow!  It'll be a white one too for a nice change as we've still plenty of snow :)

I have a free pattern Christmas present for you all. I can't post about what it is until tomorrow.. as the one I made hasn't been opened by it's recipient just yet!

But I can say It's a quick and easy knit in DK, has a touch of crochet & embroidery on it & is something to keep you warm for your New Year celebrations perhaps?! I can say no more.. can you guess what it'll be?

So I'd like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas tomorrow  & do pop back when you next get a chance to download your free pattern


Saturday, December 18, 2010

We have snow!

I took this photo yesterday of our beach completely covered in a white blanket of snow & emailed it to BBC points west news when I got home.. I had to record the news as we were putting the children to bed but afterwards when they were all asleep I was very excited to see it on the telly as Richard Angwin (the weather man) used it during his forecast! YAY!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Did I mention i'm a HUGE Harry Potter fan?!

I’ve not mentioned this before but I’m a major fan of Harry Potter :D and absolutely loving that our eldest is enjoying our reading our way through all the Harry Potter books at bedtime.. We’re on #3 at the moment ‘The Prisioner of Azkaban’. F already has his own Harry Potter wand and is hoping santa is going to bring some Harry Potter Lego if he’s good.

I was looking for something to put into G’s and F’s Christmas stockings and came across this wonderful free golden snitch pattern by Raynor Gellatly.. which I just couldn’t resist making!

To stop possible fights over whose was whose or F trying to claim G’s in addition to his own I chose the only colour F is not so keen on for G’s.. luckily she doesn’t have any aversion to pink :D

I made a change to the method of knitting the spheres.. I knitted them in the round with a long circular & magic loop method; stuffing as I neared the top of the ball so I could avoid having to sew any seams up & I used Emily Ockers circular cast on method for a really tight/neat circular cast on. The only tricky bit was knitting the last k2tog row as I’d stuffed the spheres to their utmost to make them very firm!

They took me less than two evenings and I just couldn’t resist sharing them.. lets hope F & G like their little extra stocking surprises & my thanks go to J.K.Rowling for creating the wonderful Harry Potter Universe and all the Characters therein.