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!