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Archive for December, 2014

I hope you had a lovely Christmas celebrating with family and friends. We had a quiet day, but it was lovely and relaxing. On Christmas Eve we visited a local Anglican church for their Christmas Eve service. Gorgeous Girl got to be part of the nativity play. Here she is waiting to go up.

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Christmas crocheting has been delivered. Purple bunny and blue cat were a big hit with my nieces which was a relief. Gorgeous Girl received a new hat.

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Colours are a bit darker in real life, but it’s raining outside.

Gorgeous Man received a seal.

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I’ve started working on Gorgeous Girl’s hippopotamus. It’s the same yarn as the blue one, but I’ve used a hook which is two sizes smaller, so hers is going to be significantly smaller.

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Again, colours are darker in real life…

Just a quick post to say I’m still around. Hopefully it won’t be too long before I pop back in again.

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I’ve been busy formatting and rereading the thesis. Just the conclusion left to write and it will be ready for submission in January. Kind of both exciting and terrifying.

In between that I’ve been working on some knitting, a lot of this has been done in the car (when Gorgeous Man has been driving of course). This is Wurm made from some handspun that I dyed the fibre for. Here’s the yarn.

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I asked Gorgeous Girl to model. She was not impressed and said she didn’t want to wear that “silly looking hat.”

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She didn’t stay grumpy though.

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Gratuitous shot of the top of the hat.

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Gorgeous Girl asked for a crochet sun hat so I’m working on that at the moment and will put it under the tree for her. Also on the hook is a Christmas gift for Gorgeous Man.

It’s been really hot here which has made scrapbooking unpleasant. I’m taking my art journal to Australia and hope to find some time to have a few sessions with my talented SIL.

We leave for Australia next week and even though I’ve made a few gifts it’s going to be a mad rush to get the rest of the gifts and  wrapping paper bought, plus a photo with Santa (if Gorgeous Girl will cooperate) and all those other Christmassy things done.

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This little guy took far longer to finish than s/he should have. I’m still on the fence in terms of a gender for this one. The giftee can decide.

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This is probably because I used a much smaller needle and hook than the pattern called for and s/he is teensy tiny.

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I’ve also finished a pair of socks.

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I’d forgotten how much I enjoy knitting socks. I never wear them here in PNG as it’s simply too hot year round.

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