Christmas 2017

Before I get onto how we spent our Christmas Holidays here is my progress on last weeks projects:

Stitching - I worked on my Scottish Sampler 1757 from the Goodhart Sampler book by Needleprint, I was working on this one over Christmas and decided that I would keep on with it until I get to the end of this alphabet.

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Knitting - I got back to the Hoodie I started knitting for Rosalin last year.  She choose the yarn and pattern last Easter holidays so I need to get this finished before she grows out of it.  This is knit from a King Cole pattern (I will try and get the number for my next update) and the yarn is the called for King Cole Riot.  I can't say I'm particularly enjoying knitting with this yarn, it's a bit too plasticy for my tastes but it's what she wanted.  I have knit the back and am about to start dividing for the neck on the front.

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Reading - I have finished 'One by One in the Darkness' by Deirdre Madden. I read this for Leeds Book Club, it's very much a book of it's time, written just after the Good Friday Agreement it tells the story of three sisters from Northern Ireland and the impact of the Troubles on their lives.

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Our Christmas Holiday's where spent visiting my sister in New Zealand. We had a fantastic time hanging out with her and her husband and we did a road trip from Wellington to Auckland.  Unfortunately I don't have time to share many photo's on here but if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you will have seen them already.  A couple of particular highlights were that we visited Hobbiton on our last day which was just utterly awesome!

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And we got to see an actual kiwi, it was having a health check at Rainbow Springs wildlife park.

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Most exciting was that I got to meet up with a couple of long term stitching friends Katrina and Kath.  Kath and I were too busy chatting to remember to take a picture but Katrina did :) It was so wonderful to meet them both after being online friends since the days of the stitching BB's.

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And of course some stash was acquired!

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Comments

Jackie said…
Your sampler and hoodie look wonderful! It sounds and looks like a wonderful holiday. How nice to meet longtime blogging friends!
Margaret said…
Love your projects. And yes, I enjoyed following your trip to NZ, especially the Hobbiton picture! Lucky you! So great to meet up with your friends too!
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