Hope you are feeling prepared for Christmas....I am...ish !! still some wrapping to do , one or two prezzies to buy , a food shop and lots of housework to do.....sigh.
Still , I know we are very lucky to have extended family close by to visit , and who visit us ,over the Christmas period.
As well as foodie goodies I like to take a small lasting gift when visiting , I generally crochet an ornament for their tree. I posted about last years here. The year before that ( pre blog ) I made this cute reindeer.Both such great patterns I was struggling to come up with something as cute this year.
Thankfully spotting Dawns sweet little mouse , with a link to the free pattern , gave me this years ornament, Here he is, temporarily living on my little conservatory tree.........
Like last year, the dark weather has forced me to take him into the garden to get a clear photo.......
I think his face turned out O.K. ....always the trickiest bit........
He has a cute tail and in his little paw he is carrying a thank you message ......
I love having a stash of yarn in just about every colour so that I can easily complete a little project like this without having to venture out to the shops.Indeed I have LOADS of yarn around the house. There's all kinds of Acrylic yarn...some nicer than others . I am so grateful for the quality acrylic yarn that makes my hobby so affordable.
I also have quite a bit of cotton which I love ,but I don't have any "luxury" yarn. By luxury I mean cashmere or merino wool .
I have always been put off by the price but I loved Heather's idea of building a stash slowly. Buying the odd ball or two as a treat or asking for some as a gift at Christmas or Birthday times. Yes , this could be a way for me to build a stash ...to be used for an ,as yet undecided, special project.
Ooooh what a looooverly thought :0) 2012 could be the year of my first "Luxury " project !!
I'm excited to tell you lovelies that yesterday I made a start on that stash building ...yipee.
Outside my LYS I spotted some luxury yarns reduced to £2 a ball . A luxury bargain.....what a great way to start. It will made further purchases at full price a little easier to smile about :0)...........
The yarn I got was mostly Sirdar Sublime . It's a gorgeously soft blend of merino, silk and cashmere. I also ended up with one ball of Rowan Cashsoft Baby DK which is merino, micro fibre and cashmere.
Being new to using these blends I'm hoping it will be O.K. to combine then in one project but I'd love some advice from you lovelies on this subject .
Thank you all for your comments on my latest makes ...they really make my day:0) and in case I don't get time to post again before Christmas day....here's wishing you all a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS