I hope everybody had a lovely Christmas and New Year! My Christmas dinner was the best ever. Seriously! The best bits were the stuffing, the roast potatoes and the pavlova. Mmmm....
The snow has finally gone here. Woo-hoo! It started to thaw on Boxing Day, the washing machine was still frozen, and then the pipe that runs into the garage burst! Disaster!! The pipe is under a flag stone outside, and the garage got a bit flooded, but it could have been worse because at least it wasn't in the house. Mr BB had to lift the flag stone, and M and DIL's neighbour's son (who is a plumber) came and fixed it. So now the washing machine is working. Result!
My sister also had a burst pipe in her hall, but Dad caught it early and fixed it. Phew!! We've been very lucky that we haven't lost our water supply. We haven't even been off for a few hours. The whole business with NI Water has been awful, it's like a third world country here!
Anyway, I have to show my great crafty christmas pressies. Here they are:
I got "Quilting In No Time", which has 50 different quilting projects. I'm going to start with some simple coasters, and maybe the pin cushion on the cover. I also got a skein of Malabrigo Worsted, but more of that later. And my sister got me Monkey. Her BF had got one free with his teabags, and my sister and I became quite obsessed with it! He said it was a rubbish present, but I thought it was the best one!
Want to see what I did with the Malabrigo? Here it is:
The pattern is called Brambles. It was wound before I left the house for my Christmas dinner, and started when I was at the table! My MIL (who is also a knitter) only stopped to "ooohh" over the yarn. It was finished on Boxing Day.
And here are my next four Innocent Smoothie Hats.
And now I've started another hat for myself! It's called Mayrose by Woolly Wormhead. I've only done the band, so I don't have a progress pic yet.