More Christmassy things…

Thank you for all your lovely comments regardingΒ A rotund elf

I thought in this post I would share with you the elf I made last year that didn’t work out so well but I still think he’s fine just as he is. (There’s a human correlation of acceptance here!)


Also a snowman and our Christmas tree.



We gathered driftwood from the beach and I used garden twine to tie it all together. It’s handy to have it hanging on the wall and not taking up floor space πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for visiting πŸ™‚


A rotund elf

I’ve made this little guy to make my mum in law smile on Christmas day…


He’s rotund because he swallows these in one bite…


I didn’t follow a pattern, I just made him up as I went along ~ you can probably tell!! I used Stylecraft Special DK and a 3.5 mmm crochet hook.

Anyways, I’m pleased with him and think he’s rather cute 😍

Crochet & Knit ChristmasπŸŽ„ Giving πŸŽ

These are the items I’ve made thus far. Apart from the beanie I haven’t used a pattern. I definitely need to up my skills a level. I kind of got stuck in an autistic rut of producing one thing after another. It’s ok though and I shouldn’t be too hard on myself.

I’ve happily been using my handspun which falls somewhere between 4 ply and double knit weight; it all depends on the fibre really. This means patterns often need tweaking.

The first picture is a few items using commercial yarn… two pairs of hand mitts and a dishcloth. I really dislike the dishcloth craft yarn with all its stringy little hangy bits. I gave up trying to crochet with it as I couldn’t see the stitches and resorted to knitting it. It’s also tough on my hands and wrists. I bought them when they were reduced in price but wish I hadn’t.


From here on all yarn is handspun. The next are a pair of leg warmers…


A beanie and matching mitts…


And several more pairs of mitts…


Hmm… I’m planning on gifting myself the leg warmers 😊

We have family visiting on Saturday. They are likely not able to visit again until well into the new year so I have plans to hang the Christmas tree and do a bit of decorating to excite the grandchildren πŸ‘· πŸ‘§

Wishing you a day of contentedness wherever you are and lots of love from me



Postscript to yarny update

Five little knitted Santa πŸŽ… Sacks completed now.Β  I’m putting knitting aside for a couple of days to use a different set off yarny muscles.Β  For more info see my previous postΒ  Β  Β  Β  Β A yarny updateΒ  Β πŸ™‚Β  Β I’ve used handspun yarn and 3 3/4 mm needles.