Saturday, December 30, 2006

Guess which book......

... I got for Christmas.
Just in case there is anyone out there who doesn`t recognise this warshrag (and I can`t really believe there is) it was Mason Dixon Knitting and I couldn`t resist making a Warshrag, I used some Anchor Magic and an unidentified white cotton I had lurking and this little beauty just flew off the needles. Guess who is now on the look out for some cheap cotton to make more. I never quite appreciated the attraction of knitted dishcloths before - but now.....
Oh, and yes, it is curly at the edges, but surely you don`t need to block dishcloths, do you ?????
Other knitterly pressies were a subscription to Simply Knitting from DH and DD bought me some row markers so I no longer have to fiddle with contrasting yarn (though she found the lady in the LYS to be less than helpful, which is rather sad considering todays youngsters are tomorrows knitters)

Not knitting, I know, but I was rather pleased with the way my Christmas cake turned out so I thought I would share it with you, sorry the photo isn`t a very good colour - it was a white cake, honest - I`m not entirely sure how DH managed the sepia look, our camera isn`t that clever!

Well having spent the entire festive period extracting cat from Christmas tree, or catching the whole `kit` and kaboodle as it fell, we decided enough was enough. The poor tree could no longer take a fully grown cat launching itself half way up the trunk and I had had to remove said cats mouth from around fairy lights on one too many occasions, so we took the whole thing down yesterday - Christmas is now officially over in the Modelwidow household for another year.
(would it be really awful of me to cheer quietly?)

Anyway, I`m looking forward to New Years Eve, a chinese takeaway with really good friends, (5 of us adults and 5 `children` ranging in age from 13 to 17, and all get on exceptionally well.) Can`t think of a better way to start 2007.

So here`s wishing you all a happy and healthy new year.


Lizzy said...

Hi ! A local knitter! Fantastic! Stumbled upon your blog whilst doing a pointless search for Tonbridge knitting groups! Ha. Have you heard of any other knitting bloggers around this area? I live in Hildenborough and the nearest shop I like is Hobbycraft in Maidstone.

Silvia said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year.
Your cake looks yummy bet there is nowt left of it!
And yes you are allowed to cheer!!

Lin said...

Your cake is lovely! Have a good 2007 and can I take all my decorations down too now!??

modelwidow said...

Hi lizzy, thanks for dropping by, have you come across Maidstone Knitters unfortunately it clashes with Tonbridge Lacemakers meetings so I am unable to go but from all I have read it looks good.

Thanks Silvia - Hooray!
and yes lin, you can :-)

Rain said...

Happy New Year! I hope it's a good one.

You cake looks lovely.

Mandella said...

Happy New Year!

Your knitting-related Christmas presents sound lovely. Now all I have to do is train my family for next year. Fat chance, I think.

dreamcatcher said...

Happy New Year! Love the dishcloth, MasonDixon is a fun book :-) Your cake looks amazing, I'm afraid I don't make one any more as it never got eaten up!

Helen said...

What a beautiful cake! I hope it tasted as yummy as it looked :)

We decided against putting the tree up this year as our kitty is a bit of a handful at the best of time!!