........ it's coming way too fast for my liking! There is always so much to do and so little time to do it in. I have made a start on my shopping this weekend and have placed a fair few on-line orders. Let's hope they all arrive in time. The Advent calendar is up and running and I thought you might like to take a look at the little penguins, modelling their Innocent smoothie hats!!! How cute are they!
Life at school seems to be racing out of control and is best pushed to the back of the filing cabinet in my head. The last two weeks of term are always manic, but this year we are very late beginning our rehearsals for the Christmas concert. Each Year group has a Christmas song and a reading to perfect .... aaarrgghhh!
This is our offering. It's my 'most favouritest' of favourites :-). I just love it! We' need to get a move on this week though. Then there are the angel, donkey and Mary head dresses to make, party food to get organised etc. etc. etc. Roll on Friday 16th, when at least Christmas at school is over (I love it really!) and then I can focus on Christmas at chez Snoops.
We popped across to a local garden centre yesterday, to pick up a small potted tree. We won't decorate until next weekend, but at least it's ready. We have a much larger artificial tree in our sitting room, but the little fellow always sits on a table in the window at the front of the house. The garden centre is always awash with over-the-top Christmas razzamatazz. A glitzy wonderland, but fun just to pass through.
Another week of limited knitting time has passed by, but I knew I needed to get Sophie's little hoodie finished. I always hate the sewing up and finishing of the garment, but have been much more satisfied with my efforts sice dicovering mattress stitch. It gives a lovely, neat finish.
My Snoops keeps hinting that he would like a new dog-walking hat for Christmas. Hmm thinks Snoops, the very time he would like something made and he leaves it until NOW!!! I'm thinking that I may frog the October 'Knitspot Club' scarf that has been left idele and make the hat instead. At least once the hat is made, I'll be able to use the remainder of the yarn all up on the scarf. Why didn't I think of this before staring the scarf? I know why..... a severe case of 'cast-on-itis'! I've not got very far so it won't matter too much.
I think the lovely yarn will suit Mr Snoops' head rather well. He won't wear a scarf, so that will be a gift for someone else. I think I may be a little optimistic about finishing both of these projects before Christmas though.
Watch this space! Have a good week!