Friday, 20 July 2012

End of term

There's something quite special about the end of the school year - helped today by a rare glimpse of sunshine. There was a discernable lightness of mood on the walk to school this morning - the children were more energetic and noisy than usual and even the parents looked happier. It seems impossible that the Boy has completed two years at school (he was only 6 yesterday!) but there it is - he absolutely loves it, has loads of friends and is doing really well. As a thank you to his Teacher and Teaching Assistant for the last year, we put together a little gift bag for each of them, including this week's 'Finished Objects' - some crochet mug cosies which I made at the weekend. 
PATTERN: Improvised
YARN: Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK
HOOK: 4mm
The yarn and wooden buttons were from my stash, so these qualify as Year of Projects 'Stashbusting' items - I'm delighted that since the start of the month I've made various little FOs  - and therefore felt quite productive - without needing to buy yarn. 

As Little Miss hasn't been well, not much else has been accomplished this week even though there's an "almost-FO" on the needles, but I have grand plans and high hopes and all sorts of other clichés for next week! (If you were  hoping to see some more impressive finishes, check out Tami's FO Friday links.)


  1. Very nice end of term gift!

  2. How lovely :) I did a mug cozy for the big ones teacher at Christmas. Those small projects really are satisfying aren't they?

  3. So cute. Love the way you matched up stash yarns to each mug - like they were meant to be!

  4. What lovely gifts :D

    Your productivity is putting me to shame. Every time I get my knitting out something happens and I have to put it away again, and the one solid morning of knitting I managed, at my Wednesday Knit and Natter, had to be tinked again as I was too busy talking to properly pay attention and made a stupid mistake in the lace. I think my end of term report would say 'Could do better'!

    A belated Happy Birthday and Get Well Soon to the boy and girl. Enjoy the summer hols x

  5. Fab gift, very teacher friendly ;) I love the buttons :)

  6. Cute teacher gifts! Love that you incorporated stashbusting by using the buttons :)

  7. Great idea!! Might pinch this for Christmas. I hate the end of year - I feel that I have lost something and uneasy. I am loving the fact that I have my little people around me. Unlike you I have not made plans as nothing will get done for the next 6 weeks or so. Good luck with your plans!!

  8. oooh I might pinch this idea for christmas too, so cool!!!!

  9. Beautiful, the teachers will love them and every time they have a cuppa will remember your son.

  10. That is such a great idea for teacher gifts! I'll need to remember this one. Wonderful job on them BTW. I love how you matched hues of the yarn to the cute mugs.

  11. I really like your mugs and what a wonderful idea! Here in Berlin school will start again in about two weeks ... soon. Enjoy your school holidays and I wish you all the best to you and your whole family! And a great 7th year for your son!
    Greetings from Germany.

  12. I cannot express how much I LOVE those mug cozies! You should post the pattern (please!).

  13. Such lovely gifts - the teachers will love them!

  14. These are lovely - such a lovely idea. Emma x


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