I've been working at my teaching position for the past few months and managed to pull off getting another teaching job at the same time, so the hours away from home and doing what I love have been minimized significantly. Last week was my last stint of teaching for this year, so I finally have a little time to catch up on WIP's and get as organised as I can be for Christmas.
At the moment I am frantically trying to finish a shawl as a gift for my mother in the nursing home. I found a really nice one in a book called Chemo Caps & Wraps by Annie's Attic. They don't have a preview of it anywhere online, but for those that have this book, it is the green shawl called "Simple Shells Shawl". I did toy with the idea of making her the one that was more openworked and had pretty flowers, but mum's hands are always busy and I was worried that she may get her fingers tangled in it, so I went for the denser pattern.
I paid a visit to Bendigo Woollen Mills a little while ago and bought some lovely 4ply cotton yarn in shades of pink and I'm really liking how it is working out. I don't have any photo's to share at the moment, but I will take some and include them in my next post :)
I'm also trying to finish off a happypotamus by Heidi Bears, for my future daughter-in-laws sister. I'm making it in shades of pink and purple with white and I am about 3/4 done with all the motifs. I just have to put the edging on about 20 of the hexagons and then make the final 6 motifs and I can begin sewing it all together and stuffing it :)
The rest of the Christmas gifts are well and truly under control and wrapped and under the tree!
This is only a quick post for now, I promise the next one will be a lot more entertaining, but I'd like to close this one by saying.....
May it be filled with lots of love, happiness and good health for you all - from my family to yours!