Hello there! I just had to show this amazing Christmas tree that is gracing the Forum in our city centre. The entire tree and it's beautiful adornments are ALL knitted. It's truly astonishing and very beautiful. Just take a look!
How amazing is that!
Well what do you know, I've actually managed to complete these two cute little hats this week, in-between Christmas planning rehearsals and bazaar! The pattern knits up just perfectly on DPNs. It's a freebie called the Rialto Baby Beanie and suggests using Debbie Bliss Rialto DK in solid and Rialto DK Print, which I did. One 50g ball of each was enough for the two hats. The right-hand one is new-born size, ready for the new Baby Batman when he or she arrives and the other is toddler size for Jess. It's for her Christmas stocking. She will be nine months by the time Christmas is fully upon us and quite a big girl, so seemed to make sense. I loved making these so much that I duly went out and bought another couple of balls to make some more in different colour ways. I also love the fact, that like socks knitted on DPNs, there is no sewing up to do!!!
It's been busy, busy, busy this week in the run up to Christmas. We have had daily Christmas Concert rehearsals, assessments to get done and the school Christmas Bazaar on Friday. The snowmen biscuits proved too tricky for the little hands of my Year 3s, so we went for the easy option instead.... icing dollops and silver balls!
So too did the chocolate truffles that the children made, all neatly packaged in the square-based pyramid boxes, also made by the children. All in all our stall was a great success and we somehow managed to make a profit of £96!!!!! All the box-making, cooking, pricing etc also provided a very worthwhile week of real-life maths lessons for the children.
I must just leave you with a few pics of our little doggy rascal, Oscar.
Here he is seemingly walking on water, having just launched himself into the lake in pursuit of his yellow tennis ball, watched by an admirer.
Now you see him...... now you don't!
Lastly, here he is in doggy heaven, running along the beach at Holkham, on the North Norfolk Coast last weekend. I love this pic!