Gifts - I was so lucky before Christmas - I won a giveaway on GreenJello's Blog - a whole host of fabulous things from the Martha Stewart craft line - all things not available here in the UK, 2 Christmas decorations made by GreenJello and some chocolate (hmm!!) I was touched by her generosity - thank you so much!
Woollie - I really don't know where the time went over Christmas and New Year! I had all the plans for copious quantities of knitting but it just didn't happen! This weekend I was determined to get started again and my needles managed to produce 2 baby berets from a Debbie Bliss pattern. The hats are so cute (not sure how practical they are but the do look cute) and easy to know and require only 1 ball of aran weight yarn, plus a contrast colour for edging.
I have been trying to knit a hat for my friend's 6 month old and I have tried 3 other patterns recently that are supposed to knit up to 6 to 9 months or 9 to 18 month size but all end up looking big enough for a newborn, so this tried and tested pattern came to the rescue! I used Debbie Bliss Merino Aran in pale blue and a lilac colour and some bright pink Reynolds Lopi Lite and think that they turned out well.