Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Christmas knitting and reading


I'm knitting myself a Christmas hat. It's not going to be finished in time for most of the Christmas events I'm going to - I've already had my book club Christmas meal (in November, so a bit early for Christmas hats anyway!) and the WI party is this evening - not much hope of completing it in four hours. It should be ready by Christmas Day though, and possibly for the craft group Christmas meal, if I am brave enough to wear it in a restaurant! The yarn doesn't show up well in the picture, it's very sparkly and Christmassy.I can't find the link to the pattern online anymore, but for fans of the Big Bang Theory, you will have seen Penny wearing something similar. 

I've gathered together all my Christmas themed books and I'm going to read at least some of them during December. I also have a novel called Comfort and Joy by India Knight, which didn't make it into the photograph, and I have to reread the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe for book club. 

I'm already making plans for next year's knitting/sewing - a friend and I have decided to work our way through our yarn/project stash. The rule is one project finished for every new one started, and minimum new purchases. I have an array of unfinished projects as well as numerous unstarted ones, I'm sure I have plenty to keep me busy all year.... 

Joining Ginny for Yarn Along 

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  1. Wow, that's a big stack of books. I hope you will show the hat when it's finished. I'm curious about it now.

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    1. I certainly will do, Deborah - hoping to have it done in a week or two, subject to the demands of Christmas gift knitting that I am also doing!

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  2. I like your idea of knitting through the stash...I'll have to mull that one over. Love your hat!! Ho oh ho :)

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    1. My friend's idea was NO new new purchases until absolutely all UFOs and projects-in-waiting have been completed, but I wouldn't agree to that!

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  3. Ooh I love your sparkly yarn! I hope you find the bravery to wear your hat when it's finished.
    I have a few of those Christmas books - I especially love India Knight's one.
    A lot of people are talking about stash busting next year, personally I'm in denial about the size of mine!

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  4. what a wonderful pile of books!

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  5. Look at that gorgeous tower of books! And I love your sparkly hat too!

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  7. I love reading Christmas books fro Thanksgiving to New years. And what a great hat! I might have to try one or two of those for next Christmas!

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