So it's half way through January 2011 and this is my first post of the year. I intended to be so good this year and try to post at least once a week but it looks like I fell at the first hurdle. Ah well, never mind. the world won't end for lack of a blog update from me, that's for certain!
The picture above is one of my Christmas presents from himself. I bought myself a swift in Autumn last year and for Christmas I was given the ball winder to accompany it. I love love love love love it! I gave himself a few links to try to get one but it was the lovely ladies at First 4 Yarns who helped him out and ensured that the winder was here in time to be in my stocking. As you can see I have already put it to good use winding a dozen or so skeins of my gorgeous Natural Dye Studio Dazzle DK. A job that used to take hours is now done in a matter of minutes with no mess, tangling, swearing, and/or the general frustration that can accompany hand winding skein after skein for a blanket.
Another christmas present I received from himself was a 'Kindle.' I had asked for it because holding bigger books, especially in bed, to read for any real length of time has become increasingly difficult. However, a bit of investigating showed another splendid use for it. All my dowloaded crochet patterns can be sent to the Kindle which means no more carrying around crumpled sheets of A4 that get torn and spilled on and lost. Now I can send them to the Kindle and that's all I need to carry with me.
Of course having gotten the Kindle I had to crochet myself a case for it didn't I...
I made a selection of other Christmas gifts for various people and some of Lucy's Christmas Baubles.
This is the first collage I've ever done and it isn't very good, but you get the general idea. Anyway, himself is away visiting his folks this weekend so I have loads of hooky time all to myself. Hopefully I will manage to update faster next time. O. xx