Sunday, 30 December 2012

Remind me what day it is again!

I'm sure that I'm not the only one who has lost track of the days this past week. The days have passed by in a blur, each one similar to the previous. School seems a lifetime ago!
Christmas Day was a pretty quiet affair chez josiekitten. Our elderly neighbour joined us for lunch, otherwise we have been able to please ourselves. Santa popped in on Christmas Eve and left some rather lovely gifts. I got a Kindle and Mr JK is keeping himself amused with a RaspberryPi. Florence was given a furry igloo after becoming rather fond of one during her recent stay in the cattery. However I don't think she's that impressed, do you?!

furry igloo gratitude (1)
I had a lovely yarny gift from my good friend Snoopydog - a ThreeBagsFull project bag with a rather cute sleeping cats fabric ......

Xmas ThreeBagsFull bag

...... and a stonking great skein of laceweight yarn from Briar Rose. There's 2200 yards there, it's going to take some winding!! The colours are gorgeous. Snoops gifted me a shawl pattern too, but I am tempted to knit a laceweight cardigan. I know, complete madness!! I really like this pattern. Time will tell what this lovely yarn ends up being!
2012 stash boost (14)

On Boxing Day we went for a walk on Wells beach. It was a lovely crisp winter's morning, with blue skies and sunshine.

Wells, Boxing Day 2012 005

I love the beach huts here, set back from the beach with the pinewoods as a backdrop. They are so colourful.

Wells, Boxing Day 2012 010

The tide was out and the sand was covered with treasures!

Wells, Boxing Day 2012 018

Walking back to the car, I spotted this rather fun shortbread Christmas tree in the window of the local baker ....

Wells, Boxing Day 2012 020

I have managed to fit in some knitting - I picked up my mink and cashmere cardigan again, and you will be pleased to hear that Flo is keeping her eyes on its progress.

guardian of the mink and cashmere yarn (2)

You have to know that Flo never sleeps on the sofa, she is just keeping her beadies on her 'blankie'!! I have also started Caissa, a relaxed tunic-length cardigan, using the pink Shilasdair yarn I bought in Skye back in October. So far, so good.
Caissa WIP (2)

Before I go, I must just share one last picture with you. You may remember seeing our Christmas pud in the making on Stir Up Sunday back in November. Well this is how it turned out - it tasted every bit as good as it looked! See you tomorrow for a look back at 2012. xxx

Christmas pud


Lynne said...

That's some size of a skein! The colour is beautiful. I'm glad you had a lovely christmas, and I do like the look of the shortbread christmas tree - what a great idea. :)

Linda Gilbert said...

So glad you had such a relaxed,chilled time. The opposite of our very difficult one.. But hey ho. I love the shortbread tree too. Good luck with the yarn winding ... One of my happiest memories of my Grandma. Happy New Year to you .

Michele in Maine said...

Oh, SnoopyDog was so good to you! Briar Rose skeins are just so huge, I agree. Yards and yards of goodness.

Love your pudding! Do you light it on fire too?

I'm losing track of days myself. It's kind of nice!

Jenny said...

Not only do I not know what day it is I am out of kilter time wise, staying up far too late then sleeping in. Normal service will be resumed once I finish the cake, chocolates etc and prise my bottom of the sofa. Glad you had a good time and received yarn, keep chilling.

Helsie said...

I like the sound of that lacy cardi and the colour is so pretty.
Happy New Year.

snoopydog said...

The Caissa is looking great!!! Wells beach has to be one of the loveliest in the whole wide world!!! XX

WildflowerWool said...

Sounds like a lovely Christmas!

sapphireblue said...

Happy New Year

Anonymous said...

so glad you had a wonderful holiday!!
i'm not sure what day it is either, but i'm sure i'll figure it out before lily goes back to school :)

wishing you all the best in the new year!!