I hope everyone is feeling refreshed and relaxed after the holidays. I'm still feeling quite full - and there's New Year to come! We had a lovely time in Somerset; no snow but some very pretty frosts which stayed most of the day, especially towards the end of our stay when it was getting down to -6 at night.
Not much knitting was done but now I'm back home I'm cracking on and I can at last provide you with photographic evidence of my progress.
These are the last of the Christmas gifts.
I gave the recipient a sample of the wool as his 'present' on Christmas Day, so he knows what to expect. They don't have to be done until after New Year but I am aiming to make these the last completed project for 2005.
I finally got around to picking up the stitches for the body of Tubey.
Nothing like some black knitting to provide scintillating photos is there? I've done one ball's worth of ribbing on the body, most of it accomplished while watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory last night. I have left a ball of yarn attached to each sleeve as I'm not sure what length I want them to be yet - I want to do a bit more of the body and try it all on before deciding.
I am mulling over what to knit next. I have a little plan to do with stash busting, of sorts, but more on that later.
I will leave you with Sam and Josie after our constitutional on Exmoor.
We picked the coldest day to go for a walk but it was beautifully crisp and clear. Sam took this picture of the view from the Coastal Path.