I'm knee (wrist?) deep in Christmas knitting at the moment, which is both awesome (lots of knitting!) and completely panic inducing (lots of knitting!). I have two jumpers, a pair of socks, components for a Christmas window at work AND a Secret Santa gift to make. Oh, and some decorations for the mothers and something for Janet's gift swap. And a hat requested by a friend. Who knows where blogging fits in around this insane plan?
I managed to do twenty one tiny hats for the Big Knit and they'll be sent away soon. Speaking of, Rachel wrote a post about something I've thought about in the past - why are we knitting tiny hats when we could be making something more useful for charity? (I had some wee bits of yarn to use up but...yeah, not gonna devote a huge amount of time to that when I have that whole other part of the list to get on with!)
My Lego person got a new accessory - the perfect one, if you ask me. The Lego dogs are trying on their nativity costumes. Work has become very creative lately!
Tam drew a picture of me crocheting, and I didn't know whether to be happy at how fab it is or a bit worried that I make that face in real life... I sorted all my winter clothes and got the shoes organised. Probably only half of these will be worn regularly (plus my wellies and winter boots that live in the car/at Tams) but it's easy to grab any of them when the occasion arises.
Mother sent me post at work one day. Unfortunately it was when I was off sick and didn't get it until the next week. Probably for the best, given how quickly those Malteser reindeers disappeared...
Work outing to Home Bargains! Everyone in Glasgow sings the praises of this place and I'd never heard of it until I moved there, so off we went to the biggest one in the area last week on our lunch breaks. I'm a bit of a convert now.
Tam and I went to a Mask Drawing event at the Museum Resource Centre last Saturday as part of The Big Draw. We booked it rather belatedly and were worried it would be full but there were only two other people there! We went into the World Cultures vault and practised on a couple of sculptures before getting to choose something to draw on our own. I defaulted to my usual style of tiny drawing, but it was fun getting to brush up on my rusty shading skills with the big bird man statue.
I went on Amazon to buy a couple of knitting needles for my hat and realised it was much, much cheaper to just buy a set. So...this happened. And a set of crochet hooks may have joined them... I'm not a great fan of the bamboo hooks though, so while I'll still be looking for metal ones in the charity shops, these should keep me going for now.
Parsnip was being adorable one day and didn't shake himself straight away when we put a hat on him, so I had to capture it. Tam was also being adorable and brought me Love Hearts and crisps when he went to fetch a paper.
Remember my latest baby knits? They were finally wrapped up and dispatched to their recipients, who I'm told loved them. I was a bit worried about my lack of 'proper' wrapping paper but I think I made it work.
This turned into a pretty busy month, activity wise. There was the second wedding and the holiday, crochet lessons and sorting out the winter wardrobe. Tonight we're rounding off the month by going to see Billy Connolly at the Clyde Auditorium. I've wanted to see him live for years and sadly it looked like this might be my last chance, so when I found out he was playing in Glasgow I had to get tickets. A couple of people at work have been and said he was predictably great, so I have no doubt it'll be worth it.