Friday, 23 December 2011

Stick A Fork

..... in me and call me toast - cuz I am DONE. 

DH is already on holiday, Belo had the kids, so yesterday was spent in a frenzied whirlwind tour of the town's most exclusive retail establishments. 

Well, actually, it was far more like a well-organized and brilliantly executed military campaign through ToysRUs and late-night shopping at Asda-of-the-Empty-Shelves, but that doesn't sound half so interesting. There was only one failure: there was not a Tech Deck to be had for Argos or money. Still, I think that the loud guns will make up for that.

Today I have to pop into town to collect DH's gifts (pre-ordered), there is a little housework to be done, a dog to be walked, and I have a manicure session planned with Mini Diva. For half of those I will definitely be in my trackie bottoms.

I also have what I think may be my final FO of the year:

This is Karise. The pattern was generously gifted to me by Steph, and I had the yarn from a de-stash Ewenique did some while back: Knitpicks Shadow in the colorway 'Petals'. Although this was laceweight, there was yarn enough for 4 repeats of Chart A, 3 repeats of Chart B and one of Chart C. The pattern was lovely, easy to read, thorough instructions and no errors; the stockinette contrasts so beautifully with the lace sections. I'll be knitting this again quite shortly, I think. This version has gone as a Christmas gift to Mini Diva's BFF.

That is probably also the final post before Christmas unless I manage to get up hours earlier than anyone else over the weekend, which seems ...unlikely. Do remember to have a relaxing and joyful Yule.


  1. Beautiful shawl, I love the colours :)

    Hope you have a lovely and relaxing Christmas

  2. Oh it's beautiful! Have a happy and safe holiday!
    I have a bit of running around to do today and then I am done, but today is also the start of my break until Jan 3...yeah!

  3. Lovely shawl. I hope you have a very merry Christmas.

  4. Just gorgeous!!

    I have to snort at the card. That's the one that stymied Offspring. Her emperor has since bowed out, but she's ok with it. Glad you were able to give her a heads up!!!

    Merry Christmas!

  5. Merry Christmas to you and yours, my beautiful friend! I hope it was relaxing and fun for everyone.


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