I made a mug hug. Gorgeous Girl picked the orange for the nose and the blue for the scarf.
There is something kind of ironic about crocheting a snowman mug hug while enduring the tropical heat and sipping cold water. This isn’t my usual style, but my very good friend Kerin showed me the pattern on facebook and I offered to make it for her. I really hope it will fit her mug. I’ve told her that if it doesn’t she needs to get a new mug.
This will get dropped in the post when we arrive in Australia for Christmas. This year will be our first time in seven years to celebrating Christmas (on Christmas Day) with family in Australia. Last year we arrived after Christmas and Gorgeous Girl got presents 5 different times as we visited family and friends around the country, but it’s not the same as doing the whole celebration and lunch and swim at the beach. I’m really looking forward to it.
I’ve started thinking about projects I want to take with me. I’m taking a pair of socks to knit and a crochet hat – Gorgeous Girl asked for a floppy hat and picked out the yarn yesterday – who am I to say no? Then I’ll throw in a charity cardigan that just needs sleeves and a few balls of yarn for some charity hats. They’ll most likely get sent off to Jan of OzComfortQuilts before we return to PNG – less weight in the luggage. Then I’m taking the big hexagon quilt to work on as well. I’m enjoying hand-piecing so much that I have got a few more lined up that I want to do, so I need to get this one knocked over.