Sunday, 5 January 2014


Sadly, the Christmas holidays are drawing to close and tomorrow the Spring terms commences, although we have a training day, so no children! It's been a really busy, but wonderful holiday with the safe arrival of little Evie and time spent with our family. I just wish it could go on and on. I need another two weeks now to catch up on knitting hours!!!!!

Making the most of our last day, my dear pal Josiekitten came to visit this morning and we exchanged Christmas gifts and I gave her her belated birthday gift, so a double dip of pressie goodness! I was thoroughly spoilt, as you can see. 

There were two of Michelle's wonderful bags; one a Tall Mia and the other a small notions case, containing some very lovely stitch markers, one of which was Snoopy and some trial-size Lo-Lo Bars!

Then there was a skein of Anne Hanson's gorgeous grey Breakfast Blend to knit her Tidal Sands cowl (also gifted) and  a beautiful snuggly skein of The Fibre Company's Meadow, a wonderful blend of merino wool, baby llama, silk and linen.

Two absolute beauties. Thank you so much dear pal! I can't wait to get started on them. 2014 is definitely going to be a more productive woolly year than 2013! I've made a good start already, with more teeny-tiny bits for little Evie.....................

.............. a couple more little hats, using up leftovers ............

...... a sweet little red top-down, all in one card.....

............ and another top-down, all in one cardigan, this time in pale lilac.  The light has been very poor here today and so the picture is not great. In reality the yarn is a very pretty and definitely not grey, as it appears in the photo. The last one I'm going to knit in this tiny size will be in grey. Both the lilac and grey versions are made using half price Rowan 'wool cotton' from the John Lewis sale. The red version uses Debbie Bliss Rialto, a lovely soft and springy yarn. 

I'll leave you with a photo of the perfect model; little Evie, in red!


josiekitten said...

It was so lovely to see you this morning! Glad you like your gifts! Happy knitting, hope 2014 is a great knitting year!!

kate said...

Love the little tongue!! So cute, and what a great Grandma keeping her well warm.
Happy New Year to you and your ever-growing family, Ros!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Ros! Evie is absolutely the sweetest model! I love your presents - so wonderful pouches, little cuties and yarns! Enjoy! Hugs to you and Oscar! x Teje

Lyn said...

I bet you don't want to go back to work with such a beautiful grand daughter at home!
Happy New Year....not long until half term!

Mitch and Molly said...

Evie looks so adorable in her red cardi!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

What a darling little Evie in the beautiful cardi.
Seems you did well with all the gifts.
Susan x

melissa said...

oh little evie is just adorable!
i'm glad you and the kitten were able to get together - i love that kitty cat bag! so so cute!
happy new year to you!!