Ok, so Fred only has one mitten so far but I really, really loved knitting it and the other one is started! I am so delighted to have knitted a mitten, however silly that may seem. My mummy used to make them for us when we were young and there is something so cosy and comforting about a hand-knitted mitt! These are from this free pattern and it has a really deep cuff which is great because it will keep his hands extra warm. The pattern is really good because you can knit all sizes simply by changing needle size - easy!
Daisy is pleased to have a hat too and I have decided to let Dorothy keep the original one so now I just have to knit myself one and make a smaller one for Fred (with or without flaps - what do you think, are the flaps too girlie?)
I have been naughtily doing a bit of shopping lately.
On Friday we had to go into Newcastle to get a birthday present for one of Dot's friends and we found a few bargains including this gorgeous owl money box for me to save my crafty funds in! It was only £2.50 and came with loads of chocolate coins too.
I also went a bit mad in Primark after reading Monkey Maker's post about sock monkeys
And these fabrics to make him in:
I'm also really excited to have discovered this pinking blade for my rotary cutter:
Then yesterday I had to go to the local craft warehouse to get the fleece for a blanket order and found these buttons for only 89p a pack
and this beautiful tin
full of DMC threads, some needles, some aida and some cross stitch patterns (which I won't be using!). It was half-price at £13 which would only buy half of the threads if I had bought them individually! Bargain-Schmargin as one of my friends would say!
So now I just need to get sewing!