Snippets: It's beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS!

On my mind: the week has flown by so quickly and been so full, that I've not finished the drafted blog posts that I'd planned to publish earlier this week. I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who favourited, shared and downloaded Little Bear's Porridge, sending it into the "top 5 hot right now" chart on Ravelry within the first 24 hours and keeping it in the top 20 since then. The response and some wonderful messages from people who have downloaded it (almost 3,500 downloads as I write), have been overwhelming.  

On the tree: Stocking made by My Boy (three years ago), Bear based on a pattern from Little Cotton Rabbits, two snowmen and Googly Santa from the patterns I designed for Black Sheep Wools, a vintage sock made by my mum 25+ years ago (there's a lovely little sock pattern here if you want to make something similar) also the felt bauble/gift tag I made for D last year. I was suprised - and pleased - when I realised there were so many handmade things on there and that not all of them were my work. Next year I fancy a 'make a dec' project so all of the family can make somthing to add to the growing collection.

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On the needles: some more swatches for a couple of new designs (I may have the bug!) and some socks that really should be finished before Christmas, but probably won't be.

On the KindleThe Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design, the new Dean Crawford novel Revolution and I just finished Eleven which saw me through a few late nights. 

On the camera roll: Not a single decent picture of the gifts I made for the teachers - aaarrggghhh! But there is a picture of a sonic screwdriver which has somehow made it's way into my crochet hook jar, and you can just about make out the pile of cowls and brooches in the background... if you squint! 

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Yes, it's certainly been one of those weeks (the manic type, where you forget the day and miss appointments, forget what you went to the shop for and get into a muddle at every opportunity) and I'm sure it'll only get more crazy over the next few days, so if this is the last opportunity I get to wish you all a very happy holiday (whatever you celebrate) please know that I am sending out my best wishes to you and yours, and if I'm not back before Christmas, I'll see you on the other side! Sarah xxx

4 comments

  1. Cute ornaments and congratulations.

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  2. Congrats on your pattern release Sarah ... there'll be no stopping you now!

    Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas :)

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