I have been knitting in my sleep over the last few weeks, with gifts, Secret Santas and my 'Normal Knitting & Crochet'
I, of course, had to have a new red hat to put my bright green knitted Mistletoe onto, and what could be nicer than my lovely free pattern from Red Heart yarns for this one night crochet project! I love the result although it came out slightly smaller than my last one. (I confess to not having made a tension square!)
Then there was a secret gift to finish and a couple of knitted extras for gifts, I always say that a knitted gift is so special because every stitch is like a hug or a kiss from the person who has made it, and they think of the person they are knitting it for as the yarn travels through our fingers to create the stitches on the needles and eventually create the garment or toy. I am very lucky to have been the recipient of many knitted gifts over the years and each one is so special.
This week-end myself and my husband decided to escape the chaos of the shops and head off for some fresh air. We first of all visited the Last Drop Village in Bolton and the headed for Egerton for a walk around the water there. It was whilst we were walking that we saw the flags and squares in the pictures and they really brought home to me the love that goes into our hand crafted projects. They were each dedicated to people that the crafters had lost, each one explained on a tag attached to the work, I found this very moving as yet again you know that the person who it was made for would have been in the forefront of the crafters mind throughout the making of and displaying of the work. If you happen to go on the walk stop and take the time to read the tags attached, they really are love tokens which are positioned in the most stunning of settings, especially on a bright and crisp day like last Sunday.
Our walk was rounded off with a pint of Morhouses Pride of Pendle bitter
http://www.moorhouses.co.uk/site/our-beers/permanent-cask-beers/ in the Strawbury Duck Pub http://www.thestrawburyduck.co.uk/ a lovely place to catch your breath after stretching your legs around the surrounding area.
Poor Helen has been having a really bad week with no heating or hot water. On a bright note the warm weather has been a blessing in this situation, but you can imagine it being the last thing she has needed at this time of year.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a Fantastic New Year to come.