Despite a festive whirl of visits, parties and preparations, I was able to make time for quiet snuggling in an armchair with my trusty knitting needles, during the tinsel and sparkle season. I'm happy to say, my Kim Hargreaves scarf project provided much needed 'Paula time' during the Christmas madness ... clacking and counting makes it pretty easy to tune the rest of the world out!
My finished scarf
This week I started work on my first bear of 2012, a lovely new alpaca bear who will be ready to share with you shortly; but in the meantime, I must just tell you the sad tale of two naughty little kittens who thought the gorgeous Frank Webster bear below would be fun to play with - now poor ted needs new felt paws, hence the temporary plastic bag bandage on his foot. He is waiting patiently on my comfy chair until I can find time to repair him. This teddy bear is a very special patient, because he belongs to my grown up son.
'Anthony' created by Frank Webster
Those cute little kitties were in the doghouse after their antics, I can tell you! Poor ol' bear ... (he looks so cute modelling my scarf!)
Books: 'Knitted lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush and 'Rowan Lace'
I recently bought a couple of lovely books about knitting lace, so I think my next knitting project will be a fine lace something or other ... but given the skinny yarn and needles required, it will probably be quite a while until I have anything of substance to show you!