Speaking of Christmas Jumpers, can I thank the Demented Fairy for sending me this ace knitting pattern?
And here are some knitting jokes
- The jumper I got for Xmas kept picking up static electricity so I took it back to the shop & exchanged it for another one. Free of charge.
- I ordered a jumper from Australia and they sent me a kangaroo.
- I’m not very good at knitting yet. I was knitting whilst driving on Sunday when a policeman pulled up alongside me and yelled, “Pull over”. I was rather embarrassed. It was the first of a pair of socks.
- I went to a Jumble sale and was going to buy a jumper, but I changed my mind. I didn’t want someone else’s cast-off.
- My grandma is knitting me a willy warmer. It won’t be long.
Actually I am knitting a Christmas jumper. It is Rocquaine by Christina Danaee. I have wanted to do a gansey for a while, and although this is a modern version I think I should be able to do it, by New Years Eve. We are on our way later to my Mother’s for Christmas. Also I really wanted to do a yellow jersey – although it looks like orange in the photo it is a similar shade to the pattern.
I promised, via Instagram, a post on Nick’s bread making. We took some photos today and a full explanation is coming very soon.
Finally, before I sign off, I wanted to say thank you to everyone who follows, reads and comments on the blog. It means a great deal to me. I know I have been rambling on different topics this year! I hope you have a nice break, an enjoyable time with your family and friends, and a chance to relax and recharge. Happy Christmas everyone.
Love the VIZ jumper directions! Merry Christmas Kate. Thank you for your wonderfully entertaining and useful posts. Your warm ways make you seem like a far-off friend.
The Demented Fairy
I forgot I sent that! Such a fluffhead these days. Happy Christmas one and all!
The next person asking me to knit them a jumper will get the Viz pattern! Happy Christmas to you and your family. I’ve enjoyed all types of rambling, thank you for all your interesting posts.
Happy Christmas to you and yours Kate. You’ve had an incredibly busy year and I’ve enjoyed reading all about it! Your book project is particularly exciting – can’t wait to see that.
That brought a chuckle! I enjoy your posts, thank you. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all too!
It really made me laugh too Anne. I hope we can meet up again next year. Do let me know next time you are in London.
Have a good Christmas Kate.
Loving the look of that new Gansey that’s a great colour. Niick’s bread looks amazing there’s nothing finer than buttered bread and a cup of tea, a feast for a king.
Have a lovely Christmas Kate, warm regards to you and yours.
Yes! I have to agree about bread, butter and tea. It is always very welcome, especially after the indulgences of Christmas. Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm Annie – I always enjoy your insights and feedback. You are a very interesting person.
Happy Christmas. I am sure the jumper will be amazing. Good luck with the drive north – at least you should have plenty of in-car knitting time. And a happy and successful New year. I hope the merger flourishes. Anne
Happy Christmas dear Kate..have a lovely trip up North…I think we literally live in parallel some times just different motorways ?
I bet things smell great when the bread is baking…..maybe I will start some to be baking when the kids arrive later in the week!
Merry Christmas, happy trails, and thank you for all the fun and inspiration throughout the year.
And a Merry Christmas to you! Here’s hoping you can spread your positive energy to the world!
Thank you for the wonderful posts this past year. I always pause and read your blog each time it appears in my inbox. Always fascinating and inspiring. I wish you a happy holiday time with your family and friends. Looking forward to reading about your creative endeavors in 2018. Karen
Karen you are so kind to say this – it really is so encouraging and thoughtful. I look forward to staying in touch during 2018.
Have a very Happy and restful Christmas Kate. and a peaceful New Year.
Here’s to 2018 and all it it may bring…
Happy Christmas to you, too! I so enjoy your blog, and although I rarely comment, I’m very glad you write it!
Hello Yaffle – thank you very much and I hope you have a great 2018 – now you have made yourself visible I will pop over to your blog!
Thank you for your enthusiasm and support, both via your blog and in person as a knitting mentor this year. It is greatly appreciated, and I’m looking forward to your book – which will be fascinating, I’m sure. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Hi Nina – I was going to get in touch to see how you are getting on with your bamboo jumper. Happy to meet up again if you have stalled. Even if you haven’t! With love and best wishes, Kate
Happy Christmas to you too!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Thanks for a wonderfully thought provoking and interesting read all year. Oh and thanks for the jokes… even a non knitter like me got them!
Merry Christmas to you and Nick. Looking forward to seeing what you both get up to in 2018!
Have a wonderful Christmas, Kate. Thanks for a such an interesting blog. Very best wishes for 2018.
Merry Christmas to you and your family, Kate, and best wishes for a wonderful and productive 2018! xx
How very kind of you to stop by dear Carolyn. I await your next adventure too, and trust you will have a happy new year with your beautiful family in Perfect Perth!
Merry Christmas from the beach at Coffs Harbour, Australia. Cheers Judy
Thank you Judy. I hope you are enjoying the marvellous weather, beach and sea.
Your posts are inspirational and a pleasure to read. All the best for 2018
Thank you so much Ruth. Your support and kindness is really appreciated.
Merry Christmas, Kate, to you and yours! And a happy, happy New Year too. And thank you for keeping us so entertained and inspired with your lovely posts.