Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Angel

Look who arrived yesterday to be put atop the Christmas tree! A wonderful little angel along with the wonderful lino printed cards and beautiful brooch from Simmy who had a little contest, and I was very lucky to win. It was during the AWFUL WEEK from hell that I was having so this really cheered me up. Simmy and her family are so talented too, so pop on over and check out her wonderful stories, her little shop full of goodies and see how great she is. THANK YOU SO MUCH SIMMY for the wonderful gifts. I am sure that the angel will be an heirloom for our tree from now on. She is just so beautifully made.
I have also been knitting away. I am about to knit a beautiful ballet wrap style cardigan for Isabelle from Junior Knits called Theresa. It looks very pretty in the book. I only found 4 other people who knit this pattern on ravelry so I do hope mine turns out nicely. We also attended our family get together at Paul's grandmother's on Sunday. Poor thing, she was too busy being sick, but eventually calmed down enough to enjoy herself. I got to hug a few new babies that I had knit gifts for but hadnt met yet. They are both gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Lachie couldnt get enough of Sam, and surprised everyone with how good he was with him. Isabelle wore her new cardigan too, but alas decided to play in the grass with her cousins, so it had to have a delicate trip through the washing machine and thankfully all the prickles and burrs, and grassy bits came out and the cardigan looks like new again. I will try this weekend to get a photo of her in it as we have Paul's brother's BBQ this Sunday over in Murrumbeena (and I will be making sure that the cardigan is not going to be dragged through the grass again) and try and take a picture of her in it then all dressed up. It is supposed to rain by then, but hopefully it will hold out for a few hours on Sunday. Other than that I am still knitting my sister's sweater but it is still boring to take a pic of. No-one likes to see just boring ribbing do they? I am hoping after next week that I will get more of a chance to sit down and do some knitting as the children finish school next week for 6 weeks. We are not going away this year so maybe a few little day trips here and there will stop the kids becoming totally bored. Well that is it for now as I am off to knit.
P.S. Thank you to everyone who left me wonderful comments about Sweet Pea. I loved each and every one of them and I really do appreciate the time you to take to leave me a comment too. So thank you so much!

11 comments:

kathy in juneau said...

Thanks so much for "visiting" my blog and leaving a lovely comment. I'm always glad to meet new knitters!

Happy Holidays!

Dipsy Doodle said...

What a beautiful package you've received - yay for winning contests! The angel is ever so adorable!
I'm glad to hear that Isabelle's cardigan got perfectly clean again in the machine - I'm looking forward to seeing that pic of her dressed up with it at the BBQ! Have fun there, will you?

Larry said...

Maybe it's just me but I think the new angel looks a lot like Isabelle. Both are precious.

In case I forget later, have a wonderful holiday.

Johanne said...

Wow, six weeks off. My young man breaks up next week for 3 weeks. I'm looking forward to the break too. Karin and I are knittingin the smae colour. Not that you can tell this from my photo's. Her's are a better match to the colour!! Hope you have a good rest and lots of knitting.

Sandra said...

There is something about angels! I have never thought about any, and suddenly, few weeks ago I got strong desire to start making and drawing ones!
Glad you received amazing parcelle! You deserved it!

Jenny said...

That angel is just gorgeous!Enjoy your knitting time:)

jane said...

We have an angel on top of our tree, too. I love seeing what others put on their trees! Good luck with all your Christmas knitting! Jane

Knittypants said...

What a sweet little angel! She's a lovely addition to your tree.

Corrie said...

ohhhh I have junior knits and love that top for when keira is a big girl!

I do love melbourne but its a bad time of year to move because things like playgroup, library readings and even SnB have all stopped now so its been hard to get out and meet people but keira is keeping me busy and I hope we can catch up with you once we're in the new year!

Corrie:)

PlumStitches said...

can't wait to see the ballet wrap - I have that book and everything in it looks so nice!

Kate said...

Lovely angel. I love the Junior Knits book and the Special Knits books - can't wait to see the ballet wrap.