I hope that lots of you have popped over to the Simple Living blog ( you can get to it from my blog list) to see whether you fancy joining the Christmas gift swap, or even a Card.
If anyone would like a card from me email your snail mail and I will get one in the post. I keep all my foreign stamps for the local primary school, I am not sure how useful they are but they have never been refused. I will put the decorative stamps on any cards that I send.
I promised you a "proper" giveaway and here it is.
A glorious book of crochet animals, all made in top grade Alpaca wool. I aim to make at least 1 for myself in this yarn, any that I make for the children (of all ages) that I know will be in a hard wearing acrylic/wool blend, probably from Wool Warehouse.
Just to give you an idea of what is in there.
This is Seamus, an Alpaca who fancies himself as a "Luvvie" a paid up member of the local Am Dram. All the creatures in the book have a potted history, a joy to read.
I bought one for myself and in the interest of craftyness decided to get another to give away. There are really easy to follow instructions in the book and to make a different size you just use thicker or thinner yarn and the appropriate size hook. How easy is that, not brackets with different numbers to confuse you into making half of your project a size too big.
There is no need to wonder about that, I found it easy enough to do. I ended up buying more yarn and making 2 teddies in 2 different sizes.
Any of my followers who would like to be in with a chance can just leave a comment telling me that you want the book. Next Wednesday I will pull a name out of a bowl and let the winner know. I will send anywhere in the world so don't be shy, get your name in there.
I have been ,allegedly, getting more ripples on my seaside blanket. I did 2 rows and then found myself trying to decide if my crochet basket needed a bird in the flowers, or maybe 2.
This little Bower Bird was lurking in the balls of yarn so I popped it on to see. What do you think, is it too much or not enough and needs a partner?
Now that I have had a close look I think that it needs a new liner, something else to sew. I have got some fabric pressed ready to make a knitting pin roll later.
I have not done much crafting today, I took Maggie to the vet in Ammanford, 2 of her cats needed their claws clipping. The place was heaving and her 9:30 time became 10:20, not to worry, we had time to chat and animal watch. There were some cute terriers that I would have adopted in moment, but of course they were with their loving owners.
By the time we had taken a quick foxtrot round Lidl to get a few essentials, got back and had a coffee it was almost 12:00.
Then Ben needed a walk and a good rub down with a towel when we got back.
Now it is time for me to get in the kitchen and get busy.