Sunday, 19 December 2010

6 sleeps 'til Santa

Advent week 4 (2)

I'm in full Christmas mode now that school has finished! All the cards have been written and posted, presents wrapped and delivered (well, almost all - more of that later!) and tomorrow I'll be making sausage rolls and mince pies! Mr JK is getting some mulled wine on the go too. We're going to have some when we get back from church this evening. It's the Nine Lessons and Carols service, and I love to go along and join in the carol singing. No matter how many times I hear them, Christmas carols always give me a tingle!

I know that I said that I wasn't going to start any new projects until I'd got some of my long-standing ones out of the way. But I decided that I had to knit a couple of Christmas presents! I'm a huge fan of Anne Hanson's patterns, and last week she tempted me into buying this pattern. I knew that it would be perfect for Charlotte, my teaching assistant, who often suffers from a bad neck. Just the thing for keeping your neck nice and cosy, without the bulk of a scarf. It only used one ball of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK too! I think that I'll definitely be knitting more of these.

Cabled keyhole scarf 002

Nothing much else to show you on the knitting front, I'm afraid. I've got lots of things that need finishing before the Big Day, so I'll be back with a daily post to let you know how I'm getting on. In the meantime, here's this week's Innocent Smoothie Hat of the week, using up the remains of the cashmerino yarn. See you tomorrow, and keep warm! xxx

hat of the week 7


Jane/WTKnits said...

Nowhere near ready here. Have mailed all my gifts to the UK, but suspect some won't make it because of all the snow. Now have to wrap the ones for my tribe here!

snoopydog said...

I spotted the Anne Hanson pattern too. It looks lovely! Hope to see you and Mr Josiekitten over the hols. Will ring you. XX

melissa said...

what a great scarf - your teaching assistant will love it!

i'm jealous you're done with school already - lily still has to go monday and tuesday. although they're saying a snowstorm is coming so maybe we'll get a snowday thrown in there!

Ozzy Blackbeard said...

I've all my pressies bought, but nothing wrapped yet!

I love the scarf, it's so pretty. :)

Jenny said...

Hope you have a calm and relaxing week in the final build up to Christmas with plenty of finished articles to show us.

knitting said...

oooh mulled wine and christmas carols! i'm feeling all warm and fuzzy just thinking about it!
your knitwear is gorgeous as always. have a wonderful holiday!

Stadtwaldvogel said...

The little scarf is very pretty! I was also admiring the huge collection of vinyls... wow!
Tell Belinda her hat is very nice and please say hi to Betty, too, I don't want her to be aggrieved. Have a wonderful time!
Yours, Julia
PS: I think your first handspun yarn will be a wonderful cowl.