Apart from the cruise, which has been the basis of my posts this month I have managed some crafty stuff. On the days at sea a growing knit and natter group gathered in one of the bars in the afternoon and while going to this I got a second sock knitted for me for Christmas.
Another thing I was working on was the November Little Box of Crochet which had this gorgeous Mandala designed by Amanda Williams (which you may have seen on my Christmas Day post part done). The photo below shows the finished article. Isn't it just gorgeous?
The design is worked into the front and back stitches so it gets dense with the layers of crochet stitches, but you should see the back and I love that too.
No sewing happened at all in December until yesterday and I made a postcard - black and white and .. (one other colour). I haven't done fabric weaving in a long time so I made this
Its ok, a bit boring, but it got me back into sewing again. I wish I put a bit more effort into it. I'll have to think about something a bit more exciting than this.
Anyway, New Year, New Projects. I decided to make myself a jumper from watching Tina from Simply in Stitches starting a KAL (Knit A Long) on You Tube. I ordered yarn and needles from Wool Warehouse and I wasn't worried about getting the package until after Christmas but it came the Friday before on Christmas! The jumper is to be knitted in Drops Alpaca yarn which is lovely and soft.I've started a tension piece for the jumper and need to go down one size of needles which now means a search for the correct size circulars! Hey ho...
On the Saturday before Christmas the Little Box of Crochet arrived for December. We were out that day (which usually happens) and it looks lovely with a really cute Amigurumi puppy designed by Kerry Lord of Toft. As I've recently finished the mandala and got to finish the Tunisian crochet pouch from October's box I will start then when the pouch is finished.
My room was in a mess over the holidays as our shower decided not to work. The other side of the wall from the built in wardrobe is the bathroom and there is a pump for the shower boxed in at the bottom of the wardrobe. I closed the door on all the mess over Christmas! But I will have to get things back in order and that can wait just a little while longer...
I hope you have a fab New Year! 🎉🎉🎉. (I'm pleased that Blogger now has emojis!)