It's been non-stop all week, with rehearsals, two concerts, a birthday to celebrate and lots more besides. Yesterday I went to a class at The Makeplace to learn the basics of foundation paper piecing and it was a little haven of relaxation amongst all the hustle and bustle of the week. I made one festive coaster and have patterns to make three more. Flo has already sat on it and declared it too small for a cat blanket!
These are the four examples that had been prepared to inspire us. I rather like the Santa and will probably try that one next.
I've finished the first colour repeat on the Cosy blanket; it really is very lovely and I plan on working on it over the holidays to see how much more I can get done. I'm ignoring all those ends for now until I find a really neat way of hiding them.
Once I'd finished the using all the colours, I wound some wooden pegs with each yarn and added them to my collection of Stylecraft Special DK samples. I'd like to make another blanket some time and these little pegs provide an ideal way to play around with the colours.
I started my collection with the Limited Edition yarn pack when I designed my Ripple Stitch cushion earlier in the year. Talking of which, there have been just over 950 downloads of the pattern so far. I cannot believe it! It would be amazing to hit the 1000 mark. If you're interested, you can find the pattern here. You can use any combination of colours you like. Sarah has knitted hers using different blues and very kindly agreed to let me share her project with you. Isn't it lovely?
Mr JK's socks have made it to the heel flap, so still have a long way to go, just like Norwich City themselves! They are very bright so I imagine they will be 'weekend only' socks!
Flo is in disgrace for knocking over my Mum's Christmas tree when she was having a mad five minutes dashing around the house and also for pilfering decorations from the other tree. Mr JK has rescued a couple of knitted stockings and she also seems to have taken a fancy to one angel in particular! Hmmmmmmmm!
I shall leave you with a couple of photos of our mantelpiece. I love it when the candles are lit and the soft light illuminates all our special things. Have a good week, hope it's not too busy. xxx