31 December 2012

happy new year

Many many thanks for those who visited my blog in 2012. I hope you were able to make use of the free patterns and craft ideas. Please call back often in 2013. Here's hoping you have a happy and healthy New Year.

Best wishes for 2013, Ali.

24 December 2012

bah humbug

Christmas is not my favourite time of the year, but for those who enjoy the festivities have a great time.
For others like myself......hang on in and it will soon be all over. Life, shops, traffic etc will hopefully return to some sort of normality.
Bye, Ali.

22 December 2012

monsters + zombies

My son is quite grown up now....but not too old to enjoy wearing his monster slippers - a birthday present.

I do like to knit him a novelty Christmas gift. When I saw this pattern called Tombie the Zombie by Phoeny I just had to knit it. I think he will appreciate my efforts, since he likes films and games involving zombies!!!

Here's my finished zombie


The limbs, head etc are detachable.....

here's a close up of the head....

It is such a well written pattern and great fun to knit. I knit the body, head, limbs on dpns and had no bother converting the pattern as I went along. The pattern is available for sale on Ravelry - click here.
Oh well on with the rest of the Christmas preparations, Ali

15 December 2012

oh christmas tree

OK so maybe I'm a bit late putting up the tree this year. Things are running a bit behind schedule due to various flus and illnesses which have afflicted our household. Had a quiet afternoon to myself today so I put it up, at least that's one thing done. A friend made me the loveliest ribbon Christmas trees. The photo does not do them justice - there is a lovely movement to then as they twist and spin. They have pride of place on the tree.....
That's enough Christmas preparation for today now, don't want to get to carried away!