Saturday, December 14, 2013

Ta daaaaaah!

This week I finished a project that has been in my WIP bucket for about 5 months.
Here it is:

I am so happy with it!
The pattern is called Lantern Pullover by Cristina Mershon and appeared in Crochet! Today in the March/April edition of 2012.
It's a great pattern, very easy to follow and at the same time pretty.
The pattern calls for Sport / 5 ply yarn but I used King Cole Mirage DK. I've used this yarn before and I think it's thinner than the average DK / 8 ply so I thought I'd give it a try and it turned out just fine.
It's a lovely yarn to work with pretty stripes that appear as you work. It's 50% wool and 50% acrylic and really warm and snugly.
The Christmas tree in the town where we live has been lit this weekend:
I love the mix of blue with the white stars.
How is your weekend going so far?
I have got one more Christmas present to finish and I am trying to finish my WIPS. I am going to make a New Year's resolution to keep my WIPs under control next year so I am desperately trying to finish all my current projects before the end of the year :)
Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas: coffee, cookies and angels

Christmas really is getting close now.
Are you enjoying this time of year? Everywhere is looking beautiful right now with pretty decorations.
We decorated our home at the weekend and I have made a little crochet decoration:
A cute little angel!
This is from a Drops pattern. As with all Drops patterns, it is really easy to follow and the outcome is exactly as I had hoped :)
I used craft cotton and a 4mm hook for this project.
Remember the christmas cookies I wrote about last week?
Well, they were so delicious I went back for some more!
They are so beautifully decorated. Next week I am going to make a birthday cake and I'm thinking of making a plain sponge cake and trying some really special decoration with colours and edible decorations :)
Another typical Christmas treat I like to enjoy at this time of year is a Starbucks Christmas coffee.
They are really sweet and a little bit sickly but I love to have one while walking around Madrid admiring the decorations.
I had an orange moccha coffee. I love the christmas cups. Can you see my name on mine? :) 
Look how pretty the advertising board is:
And here is the centre square in Madrid all ready for christmas :
I LOVE this time of year!
Are you nearly ready for Christmas?

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