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Amost Christmas

Posted by Pamela on 16 December, 2008 at 23:14

and I am going on holidays tomorrow  YAY!!!

Well, I tell a lie because I still take my work with me :(  If I left it for 3 weeks it would take me 6 months to catch up so much easier to do a little each day -- keep on top of things.

We will be spending Christmas with DH's cousins in Bendigo.  So looking forward to seeing them again and also catching up with some of our knit4charities group members while I am there.

I am just so organised!!!  Normally I am running around at the last minute throwing things in my case but not today --- all done!!  I just so cant believe it that I am going to go and recheck to make sure I have everything  LOL

I am taking some pure wool to make more pouches for wildlife rescue along with some 8ply acrylic and new patterns I want to try.  One is a cuff to cuff childs jacket which looks easy and interesting.  I have a couple of different slipper patterns that I also want to try for the nursing homes we are supporting in 2009.

Recently I have been busily making pouches of various sizes from tiny palm size up to pillowcase size for Joey's, birds nest and..... crocheting little gecko's as Pocket Pets for boys.  They are so cute!  I sent my 2 grandsons one each for Christmas and I am waiting to hear what they think of them.  I am looking for a similar pattern for girls.  I found a gingerbread girl and boy that I will try after I get back from holidays.  I also have a cat and a pig pattern that might be OK too. 

I love trying new things and getting new ideas especially for traumatised children.  Lots of people think it is too hot to knit in summer but there are loads of things to make from cotton for example that are easier to handle.  When I am knitting with baby wool in summer I continually dust my hands with baby powder -- stops the yarn from sticking and makes the garments smell like a baby.

I would like to wish everyone who reads this a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  If you are travelling drive safely! 

I hope you will join me again in 2009

Happy knitting!!    Pamela


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