Sunday, December 29, 2013

in between time

days of drifting, children reading and making up songs, playing with Christmas presents, me, dreaming into new knitting books, catching up on stuff around the house, forgetting what day it is...wondering how on earth we will ever eat all the shortbread and chocolates we brought home from Christmas gatherings....doing nothing much...those in between summer days

k n i t t i n g
progress on the Vertebrae; very fond of  the twisted rib edging.

h a n d m a d e  g i f t s :

the night before Christmas Eve, I decided I couldn't let Christmas happen without at least one handmade gift.
These pencil rolls were so quick to whip up, possibly because I was a little slap dash and didn't do any measuring! The girls absolutely love them. I checked out a few tutorials online for ideas by googling "pencil roll tutorials". The pencils are Lyra Giants, our all time favourite pencils for drawing. There's an extra layer of flannelette in the middle to make them padded and the ties are wool "twisties".

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and here's the gingerbread shack we made for fun!


Heidi said...

I found your blog via Ravelry and thought i would stop by and say "Hello" after admiring all your lovely knitting projects. I just love the turtle gnome hat, simply adorable! I have been knitting for over ten years but have yet to attempt color work and designs in knitting. You have inspired me!
I look forward to reading more of your blog.
p.s. I am HumbleLuna on Ravelry.

Lori ann said...

not sure how i missed this! those pencil rolls are SO sweet, no wonder the girls love them, what a perfect gift, well done jo! and your sweater looks fab, LOVE that rib too, you'll be wearing it soon!