26/12/2011 § 2 Comments
Last week I treated myself to a book from Marmalade Yarns in Frome …
I was literally itching to open it before Christmas, but ‘Himself’ had been handed the red paper carrierbag as I left the shop, with strict instructions to wrap it up very tightly – and hide it!
It duly arrived, safely down the chimney, yesterday morning and it’s a wonder the projects didn’t end up in the oven ‘cos I had it open with my cookery books in the kitchen all day, as I checked a few ingredient details whilst preparing the dinner!
Alpaca + Merino yarn
2 tsp cinnamon
4 mm crochet hook
slug of sherry
I couldn’t wait to pick up my hook and in no time at all last evening …
I made my first babushka! I just love her little face and I bet each one will have a character all of her own. Of course, they’ll have to have names too!
I can’t wait to make another one – or two – or have a go at some of the other projects from the book, all of which are beautifully photographed and inspiring. Just love Boxing Day – no need to worry about food – there’s plenty of everything in the fridge and ‘Himself’ is off to footie so I have a whole afternoon to myself.
Oohhhhh – I love holidays!