The First Few Ornaments

December is here, and I have begun my Advent Bunting (the plans are all here).

Day 1: Using Nuna by Mirasol Yarn and US 2.5 DPNs, I busted out the tiniest mitten ever.

tiny mitten

No blood, no sweat, no tears. I can totally do this for 23 more days.

Day 2: It turns out that I have precisely 1 colour of yellow yarn in my stash, and it is not a warm flamey yellow. It’s a good thing I know how to make my own yarn.


The candle part is in Ella Rae Lace Merino in Natural, and I used US 2.5 DPNs again.

tiny candle

Done and dusted.

Day 3: This teensy weensy gingerbread house is darling!

gingerbread house

I used a Sprout Seedling by The Fiber Seed in Fawn for the main house color. The door is in KnitPicks Stroll in Rainforest Heather, the windows are also Stroll in Dandelion, and the snow on the roof is Ella Rae Lace Merino in Natural. All the tiny bits were rather fiddly, but totally worth it.

3 ornaments

How is your Christmas knitting going?

Bits and Bobs

When I was a little girl I loved to play dress up with my dolls. Somehow or other I acquired 2 doll tea sets – one made by my grandmother. I’m becoming a bit of a collector!

tea sets

I’ve mentioned before that I come from a crafty family – here are some tiny animals my youngest sister made (there are also a few polymer clay animals made by my middle sister).

pom pomsknits

And since we’re on the topic of family, here is a picture of my great-grandfather that I just saw for the first time.

great grandfather

He looks so old and wise.