Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Knit-mas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our Hookery ladies.  See you in 2013.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Christmas crochet

They tell us that the Christmas season is upon us so, on that note we decided to have our full works Christmas party at The Dock tonight.

There was a very delectable spread of goodies as, of course, our followers have come to expect

A Christmas tree

And candles

Canapes and pate with crackers and very gooey cheese

Some crochet work on display

Anne wore her Christmas slippers

And of course Santa just had to make an appearance!  Thanks to B for the Santa pressies, very thoughtful.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyoneHope to see you in 2013.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

As simple as ...

One ...

 Two ...
 Three ...

Quick as a flash!  Aran, with a high % wool, had a great attraction on a cold Sunday afternoon.  At least I have her approval for my current project :-)

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

In the throes of winter ....

.... or a winter throw.

This was originally my autumnal afghan, but as we are now into December I somehow think that I have missed the intended season.  It will have to be my winter workpiece instead.

Unfortunately, wrist wrangling, all that twisting to work the crochet hook, has been causing me some painful difficulties with my wrist and elbow so I've had to lay down the hook, wool and granny squares for a while.  What a shame!  This is the afghan's status quo - half finished.
Meanwhile, I've started another project - on knitting needles.  Shhhh, don't tell the others or I'll be ex-crochet clubbed!!  It's a double-stranded aran piece but I will say no more until it is more advanced.  I bought the aran at Yarn4U in St Georges Market - great value.  Knitting hasn't hurt my arm at all.  Here's a little tempting sneaky peek.