Monday, 23 December 2013

Last Minute Crafting

Have you made any Christmas gifts this year? I made one - a pair of grey & blue wristwarmers for my sister, knitted with some of the yarn I had left over from knitting my sky blanket.

Unfortunately, crafty disaster stuck a few days ago: I managed to snip a hole in one of the wristwarmers while I was sewing it up! It couldn't be rescued and I didn't have any more yarn left to knit a replacement. Oops. (Top tip: if you make a mistake because you're tired, don't try and fix that mistake with scissors when you're still tired. It probably won't end well).

I decided to take this as a sign from the universe that the wristwarmers were insufficiently awesome, so I went to John Lewis to buy some new, more awesome yarn:


It has sparkly silver bits in it! Woohoo!

Fingers crossed I can get the new pair knitted in time for Christmas morning :)

12 comments:

Charlotte said...

that yarn is indeed spectacular!

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

beautiful yarn!!!! Imagine the wrist warmers!!!!!
xxxxx Ale

Lee said...

Very pretty yarn! Sorry about the mishap w/ the first pair! I think we all have done some things like that!

Nilgün Komar said...

beautiful yarn!

Rebecca Greco said...

Good luck on getting it done, that yarn is beautiful!

Sandra said...

Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo, un gran abrazo desde Tenerife.

Kay said...

I think we have all had crafting disasters!! The new yarn does look lovely though, and hand made gifts are always the best. Thank you for another year of a wonderful blog. Happy Christmas.

Vilje Vanilje said...

I loooove the yarn! Too bad about the first pair, but these look great! Have a nice holiday!

Anonymous said...

Laura,

I just unwrapped "Super Cute Felt Animals" for Christmas. It's sooooo cute! Now I've got both your books. It's crafty heaven at my house right now.

Happy Holidays!

~Heidi

ANDYSTYLE said...

cute

Silly Little Sheep said...

Lovely yarn!!! Mistakes do happen, thats when I know its finally time to go to bed, no matter how enjoyable the activity is. Otherwise it wont end well :D

BugsandFishes said...

Thanks for the comments everyone! It's hard to capture just how fab the yarn is - it's like the night sky, so pretty :)

Glad it's not just me who has crafty hiccups like this!!

Heidi - yay! I hope you'll have lots of fun sewing the animals xx

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