Saturday, 31 December 2005

Happy Hogmanay!

Happy Hogmanay tae a'body awey. Hope you're having a right stooshie wharever ye are.

See you in 2006. Hid's bin richt grand.

Stonehaven fireballs

The teuchter that cam fae Skye...fae Skye...fae Skye...fae Skye...!

Monday, 12 December 2005

Almost sorted...!

It's only now I've photographed everything I've been making over the last wee while that I realise I haven't been sitting on my basket doing sweet Fanny Adam after all. I've been a regular Mrs Beeton with all my craftiness! I dug out the brambles from the freezer and made a whole stack of bramble jelly. Pish easy to do and if you make jelly rather than jam you get all the seeds out of it. So fine to have a dollop of jam in amongst some fine rice pudding - mmmmmmmmmm!

This had to be followed up with a gaggle of sticky toffee puddings for handing out to folk as their Christmas presents - haven't had any complaints yet since I started doing it. The only complaint I get is that they want more sauce - greedy buggers!

Then we had a night over at Eli's, with the girlies, making our Christmas decorations. Of course mine had to be knitted so I had a lot of fun experimenting with electrical wire first...

Then I played with an old top of Eli's that I hacked to pieces and this was the result...

It improved slightly with a bit of a tidy up. We'll call it "the development stage"?!

Next is some Kid Classic gloves from Leigh Radford's book "Alterknits" - they're for *****.

I managed a pair of alpaca bedsocks for ***. Hope she likes them.

She's also getting this loopy scarf. Might be a bit sophisticated for walking the dogs though!

And finally, it's somebody's birthday just before Christmas so they're getting this lacey shrug.

And since it's a marker birthday she's getting a loopy scarf as well - not forgetting a sticky toffee pudding.

So after all that I don't feel quite so lazy after all. Time for some rice pudding and bramble jelly I think...mmm!