Monday, 29 December 2014


What a wonderfully amazing christmas, I hope you have all had lovely times with family and friends.

Before I get on to my festive knits and gifts I have some other knitting news, about 4 months ago a wrote about some news I had but wasnt able to share well now i can well actually i  could have done from the 11th but festivities took over. My first published pattern was printed in issue 42 of KnitNow magazine. It was my new year’s resolution to get a pattern published so I have achieved it just in time

Here I am picking up my copy :)

The pattern is one I am really proud of, a cute stylish Owl themed bag here it is before I sent it off to be professionally photographed!

And watch this space there is more to come!!!

On the festive front it was lovely to spend time with family and this year I gave the most hand made gifts I have ever done, the one I am most proud of has to be a crochet heart blanket for my mum to say thank you for the knitted one she gave me last year, other gifts included hot water bottles, a pepper pig, a red car, some angry birds and some hats, here are a few snaps of the items and people receiving them

I also like to make sure i do at least one christmas decoration a year too, unfortunatley one is still work in progress but i was able to complete a christmas wreath, i based it on a pattern and design that can be found here

The pattern is really cleary written and my changes were minimal - the first change i made was to crochet some of the wreath in white as well blue for the snow. I used a sparkly white yarn for the snow balls and snow man so they catch the light and finally added a gold crochet bow and some sequin ribbon to the top rather thab the bunting and here it is....

Now with just a few days left of 2014 its a year i am sad to leave behind, its been a year full of fun and special times including my wedding and first published pattern but i must say I am excited to see what 2015 will bring. Only one things for sure it will include a lot of knitting :) 

happy new year to you all x

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