Firstly I've finished the first sock of my second pair - I'm calling it my first second sock :)
I do so love these colours and seeing the pattern appear as you knit!
And so I've started the second, but I must admit to being a bit distracted by some lovely yarn... Do you remember my secret project? I can show you now, it was, as I'm sure you all realised, a hot water bottle, and it was for my son who loves being warm and cosy on a cold evening.
I really enjoyed working with this yarn. It's Sirdar Crofter Chunky, and it's a blend of acrylic, cotton and wool, and it feels really soft and nice, as well as having the excitement of the pattern appearing. So I'm afraid I couldn't stop myself, I just had to get some for me too:
and I'm going to make a hat, the Sparkle Hat from Stitch n bitch, but without the sparkles, because that's not me. It's to keep me warm when I'm taking Lottie out. I'm very proud to tell you that I have started by making a gauge swatch. I think that makes me a Real Knitter, don't you? :)
Just also wanted to show you a couple of pictures of Lottie this holiday. I know she's a dog, she doesn't know about presents and all that, but I got her a toy cracker. In fact I wasn't being soft at all, it was just practical to give her something new to play with so she'd let us play with our toys ;)
She's just being practical, just like I was when I gave her the Christmas cracker...
Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and you're now raring to go with lots of new crafty projects in mind!