Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Hook happy

Hello friends! I hope your celebrations were lovely and happy. My family travelled quite a way to spend the day with us and we all had a lovely time...too much food but lots of laughter too. I was exhausted because a certain little monkey had crept downstairs at four in the morning (to see if Santa had been) and set off the burglar alarm!! I don't think either he or I got any more sleep! He had gone to bed at the usual time after leaving out a mince pie and something for the reindeer, along with a really sweet little note thanking Santa for his presents last year!

I had been frantically hooking away for the previous two days before Christmas Day (in between baking and cleaning etc) to make a scarf for my sister. She had received her granny stripe blanket already and I couldn't bear the thought of her not having anything to open on The Day so I whipped up this green number...

The yarn is Full o' Sheep by Debbie Stoller and it is gorgeous; very soft and cosy. It also drapes beautifully. It was worth the rush because she loved it :)

I got some nice presents too.....the fantastic Fair Isle scarf my sister made for me.....

Can you believe she doesn't like this and almost didn't give it to me!!! I love it and will treasure it.

I also got this fab book on the film Some Like it Hot!

Gorgeous photos and lots of interesting titbits about the making of one of my favourite films.

And...these tins of biscuits....

I swear I am not interested in the biscuits but want them for my new sewing tins. They are designed by Finnish designer Sanna Annuka and I just LOVE them!

Unfortunately, I came down with yet another cold on Christmas Day evening and so haven't been doing any crafting but feel better today and am finishing off this special blanket for a very special baby; my great niece or nephew, who is due to be born in February in South Africa.

As you can see, lots of work still to do on this, especially taking in all the ends, but I am very happy with it so far.

I hope Father Christmas was good to you and that you are enjoying your post-holiday time, whatever you are doing xxx


  1. The baby blenketlooks like it will be lovely

  2. We have been cleaning (post extension work) but still had a lovely Christmas, I love those tins and the scarf you made for your sister and the one she made for you-all very talented!

  3. Hello Andrea! How wonderful suprise to see all those lovely things from Marimekko! Thank you for this special moment! You have a beautiful blog! I wish you Happy New Year!
    Finnish woman living in Crete - Teje

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  5. I love the bright and cheery color combo you chose for this delightful blanket. So glad to have happened by your blog today =)

  6. Your work is wonderful. The green lace scarf is lovely and the blanket is coming along nicely! Obviously the talent runs in your family because that fair isle scarf your sister made is beautiful, what a treasure. Happy new year, Andrea :-)

  7. Oooooh, lucky,lucky you to get that fair isle scarf! It is gorgeous as is the lacy green one you made. I can't wait to see that baby blanket finished!

  8. Wow, that scarf you got from your sister is soooo beautiful! Me is jealous... Love, Maaike


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