This week I have had quite a few happy little moments, one of them was starting to make some Christmas baubles for the tree from some old white cotton I found in a charity shop ages ago. These are such fun and really easy to make (pattern from here) I started with white , but am sure I will move onto something more colourful.
Just being aware of how beautiful the world around us is, especially in this season. I can't wait for the first frost here in the south, it makes me feel like God has sprinkled the world with icing sugar.
Our seaside meanderings and collecting always makes me happy.
Look at the perfection in this pebble!
Last Weekend I went to a local craft fair and bought a couple of divine smelling homemade soaps to go with my face cloths I have been knitting as simple Adult Christmas presents. They are full of geranium, orange, frankincense and other spicy oils and smell amazing.
I like the way this unbleached cotton wash cloth has turned out, all bumpy for texture on one side and all smooth on the other. This is very easily achieved by:
- Cast on a ODD number of stitches (I chose 41)
- Row 1: Knit 3st then purl 1, knit 1 until the last 3 stitches which you then knit
- Row 2: Knit the whole row
- Repeat rows 1 and 2 until desired length
Last, but not least I have started hooking the very easy and addictive South Bay Shawlette just for fun. I found a ball of Noro silk sock wool in my stash and thought the colours looked pretty.
I plan to plonk myself on the sofa tonight with a nice glass of wine and carry on making this and planning some other Christmas treats.
Hope you have a lovely weeks ending and find some time to do some unwinding and relaxing. Thanks as always for visiting.
See you all soon