Ta Dah!

Ta Dah! Crackle Socks

I was hoping to post this last night, but unfortunately I had a bit of an accident in the Kitchen where I managed to take a slice out of the ring finger of my right hand. Due to the number tiny blood vessels we have in our fingers, I then had to spend most of the night trying to get it stop bleeding by applying pressure to it. It stopped eventually, although it does start to bleed again when I change the dressing, but I wasn't able to take photos or type last night. Probably a good thing to be honest, as I much prefer to take pictures of my knitting using natural light...

So guess what? The Crackle Socks are finished. They've been washed, blocked and are ready to be sent to their recipient...

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All Wrapped Up

Phew, I was right: Christmas mania has well and truly arrived this week. Not only has the volume of people on the streets and in the shops increased tenfold over the last few days, but my workload has been busier than ever as our clients prepare to shutdown for the Christmas period. I finished on Friday, with ten days off to visit my parents before I return to my usual routine. 

After our Office party taking place last night, one might fairly assume that I would choose to have today off to recover rest a bit. Not so! I've spent the day doing all of those things you need to do before the big day. Today, after spending an inordinate amount of time conducting a full scale pre-Christmas clean of my apartment, I wrapped my gifts....

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Creative Friday: Rainbow Socks!

There’s one thing that you should know about me, which is that I love colour.

I decorate everything in bright, vibrant hues and my wardrobe is scattered with items in almost lurid colour combinations. 

Most particularly, I adore making use of colour in my craft work; the therapeutic motion of knitting and crochet combines perfectly with the cheerful yarns I select.

Out of all of my bright and bouncy projects to date, I don’t think any have quite reached the level of colour present in the Rainbow socks I completed yesterday….

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