WIPs, Books and Anticipation

KNITTING: 22 Little Clouds - pattern by Martina Behm 

As I'm using a lighter weight yarn, the repeats for the main section of this scarfette were done with over 60g of yarn remaining, so I'm knitting further before moving onto the edging. I originally planned to use the whole skein, but realised that will render it too wide. The new plan is to knit a few more repeats and then get it finished - I'm eager to move onto something else. 

I already posted that I'm loving Pride and Prejudice, so I won't labour the point. If you haven't read it yet and are looking for a good book, I'd recommend trying the first few chapters. If you're anything like me you'll be hooked after a couple of pages - the Kindle edition is free, and can be read on all sorts of devices via Kindle Apps

With 1st December rapidly approaching, my other WIP is a book advent calendar, like the one shown on The Green Dragonfly last year. I have a load of books ready to wrap while Little Miss is at pre-school later, and am expecting a further delivery any time.  

Tomorrow afternoon I'll be announcing the Festive Gift Guide Giveaway winner (entry is open until Midday GMT) and with that complete, the remaining Thursdays of 2012 will be dedicated to the antics of our "Elf on the Shelf". I am expecting the elf to make himself known to us later this week - the book will be Day 1 of the advent calendar - but the children have no idea about any of it, which is very exciting! If your home is expecting an elf of any sort, and you'd like to share what they get up to, please come and join in by adding your link next Thursday, and feel free to spread the word by using the button below - it would be lovely to swap ideas and inspiration. (You might also like my Pinterest board.) 

Elf Antics at Crafts from the Cwtch

As always, I'm linking with Tami and Ginny today. Have a great Wednesday! 


  1. There is a little elf named Red that will be coming to visit my daugter's home on Saturday, he is very excited!

  2. I wish the elf on the shelf would have been around when our girls were little. At 12 and 14 they are just a tad to old for his antics...

  3. yesterday I posted my daughter's elf (he arrives at their house the day after Thanksgiving). I sure hope he has escaped...his visit hasn't started out too well!!! Have fun with the elf; I'm tempted to get one to play with.....he can watch over my hubby (he's just a big kid anyway!!!)

  4. The Advent book idea is a great one.

    I, too, love P & P and have read it more times that I can count. Your shawl is beautiful.

  5. How lovely, a book advent calendar! I might still be able to get to odd library book for ours..

  6. No elf in my family's house. Siblings are a bit to old for it. Your shawl is looking amazing

  7. Lovely project, and enjoy the elf!

  8. Your knitting is beautiful and is making me want to pick up some needles and learn right now. I love Pride and Predjudice, I could read it over and over again.

  9. Oh, I so love the idea of a book advent calendar - that's just awesome!!!

  10. What a great idea to have a book, advent calendar.

  11. Beautiful yarn. You WIP looks great!


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