Thursday, 17 December 2009

So here it is Merry Chistmas everybodys having fun.........

Hi long time no blog. I have been sooo busy, not that I am complaining, but I havent had time to blog.

The dressage champs are on Sunday so I have been trying to squeeze in as much riding as possible, I have also been busy trying to send out the back log of Percy Penguin Knitting Kits.As well as finish off all of my Christmas and birthday knitting. Tracy called round last Sunday and I realised that I still hadnt finished her Birthday Present (her birthday was in August!!) so I had to finish it off for her whilst she visited. Just in time I think as the weather has gotten really cold over the past couple of days. Its going to be Minus 5 tonight so her Frost Hat (by Louisa Harding featured in Knitting Magazine) should come in handy.I eventually finished Miss Marple. I love it - Willow Tweed is such a lovely yarn it is really soft when knitted up. I do like Louisa Harding patterns though as they are great figure flattering garments. I have also finished at last a jumper I started last winter from the Rowan Kid Silk Aura book - havent taken a pic yet but it is a proper Christmas Jumper Red/Green/Cream - No Reindeer but a bit Val Doonican - now you all cant wait for the unveiling can you? As soon as somebody comes round for a visit I will pop it on and get the picture. The Noro gloves also got finished this week in time for Secret Santa. I love them - really funky with a black coat. If I get fed up over the Christmas period I might make myself a pair.

Had a visit from the Rowan Rep today - still not allowed to have the pics of Issue 47 on the website yet. The magazine is due in 15th of January so will have till wait with breathe that is baited until I get the go ahead. My knitting kit for the new Revive yarn turned up though today. So I will be busy making Cardoon over the next couple of nights. Not sure if I have raved about this yarn enough yet....... 100% Recycled Cotton, Silk and Viscose - very drapey - just lovely.

If you buy any of the knitting publications that are out there keep your eye out for "5 Minutes with Knits in the City" in Lets Knit and Knits in the City "Top Knits" in Knitting. Both articles are in the Feb issues.

I advertise in these mags every month so it was a nice bonus to get these article opportunities.

We had a Stitch and Bitch Christmas do on Tuesday night where we exchanged Secret Santa gifts. Everybody made a real effort and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. NOTE - I obviously dont get out much as my ability to drink alcohol has wained. Three wine and sodas and I was well away. Apologies if my Amsterdam stories offended.

Will post pics of the Secret Santa gifts when I get some pics from Candice.

Have a great Christmas everybody - and lets all have a brilliant 2010.

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