I've just wrapped up the last of our handmade gifts for Christmas, so I thought it was time to start thinking gift ideas for 2014. Next year I'm really hoping to extend my knitting skills a little bit more, so I thought this patchwork knitted tortoise was a good place to start, ready for a little 1 year old's birthday early in the year.
Recently I signed up for Jodie's Christmas swap and was a bit busting to get started, so had my goodies ready to post before our swap partners were allocated. It felt really nice to be able to pop them in the mail last week.
This week I've been busy finishing off a few projects, including this Dalek cotton dishcloth. I also completed a basic diamond cloth, which I really enjoyed knitting and I just LOVE how the pattern turned out. Unfortunately I can't share the link for this one though, as it's out of the 'Leisure Arts Kitchen Dishcloth' book that my sister kindly gave me.
My creative space this week has been pretty much filled with this current project and all being well, I hope to be casting it off my needles by the end of the weekend. This baby blanket business has my fingers itching to try some different knitting projects in the future and I'm already bookmarking ideas over on Ravelry. It's so easy to get lost in all the creativeness over there and spend hours searching for patterns.
I live with my husband and 2 children in Tasmania, Australia. I love to make nice things, spend time with my family, travel, bake yummy treats, read pretty craft books, give handmade gifts, toast marshmallows in our wood fired oven & live a lovely life.