Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Oh The Weather Outside Is Frightful..

Brrr is it freezing where you live because it sure is bloomin cold here, but you know what ... I like it. I like the crunching of the ice beneath my feet and the numbing of my nose and the coming through the front door into warmth and mugs of hot chocolate. Hub was commenting on the fact that we don't normally get this type of weather until January so fingers crossed we might even get a white Christmas -- oh I do hope so.
This is what we have woken up to for the past few days.





Everything white and frozen, it's a pity not many people feed the ducks in the winter as this is when they need it most. It's a good job this lot can ice skate!



We are well under way with our Christmas countdown, the advent calenders are up and Milo is having a Christmas story every night before bed. There really are some great stories out there. I think I get as much a kick out of reading them as he does .Do you have a favourite story?

I have been busy with presents too and can now cross three off my list. Firstly is this little hooded cardigan for my nephew, I started this back in October but have only just got around to finishing it because I found it a bit boring. This is to go with Charlie the blue and green elephant I made a while back.



Then we have wristwarmers to go with the cowl for the MIL.... this has to be the easiest pattern in the world. It only took me about 40 minutes to knit the pair so I can see a lot more of these getting done .



You'll have to excuse the photo, it is so not easy trying to take pictures of your own hands. I got the pattern for these from here
Last but not least is this little fellow, I couldn't have an elephant peeping out of Milos stocking and nothing out of Baby G's so this is for him.



I just love this little guy - he is from a Debbie Bliss pattern and was also lovely to knit. You will probably be seeing a few more of these too.

This morning I went to the post office to pick up a parcel from Maryanne who was my partner in the Christmas Swap... she doesn't have a blog or a Flickr account but she most definately should as her work is amazing... but you know what ... I'm going to save all her goodies for my next post :-)

Oh I nearly forgot - I still haven't had any chocolate , I wonder if I can make it to Christmas Eve?

23 comments:

Carol said...

I like it too.
The things that you have made a so lovely. Do you sell or take orders for knitted jumpers?
I bought both my girls chocolate advent calenders from M&S, Katie keeps forgetting to take her one home, so I had to eat the 1st and 2nd choc's for her!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

It's freezing!!!! I very nearly fell on my big fat bottom today because it was so icy!

Your knitting is looking fab! I'm very impressed that you can do those wristwarmers so quickly!

Lucy x

Miss sew n sew said...

It's snowed here to it would be lovely if it snowed at Christmas. I wish I could knit your so clever I haven't got a clue!
Sarahx

Kitty said...

You are such a tease! Keeping us waiting to see your swap goodies!

I love the things you've made, I'm sure the recipients will love them too.

As for the cold - brrrrrr, freezing here too. I don't mind it other than having to scrape ice off the windscreen in the mornings :-(

x

sarahmurray said...

What a beautiful post! I love winter weather so much. I dream of having a white Christmas, but that's not too likely here as we are so close to the coast. The little knitted cardigan is so adorable! And the wrist warmers too, you're such a great knitter! x

Simone said...

I think you are the most prolific kniiter in the world of blog Lisa! Well done on completing so many projects! It is cold where I live but alas no snow!

anna said...

hello, i've not commented before, but have been reading your blog for a while now. you take such beautiful photos!
i used to be a primary school teacher (recently converted to SAHM too!) and i loved this time of year, reading all the Christmas stories to the children in my class. a couple of my favourites are 'one little angel' by ruth brown - a really beautiful picture book where the interplay between the words and illustrations is just perfect. and 'jesus Christmas party' by nicholas allen - pure genius. if you've not read them, i would recommend both!
anna

LizzieJane said...

Where we are it is unusually mild for this time of year, but I know that can change in an instant.
Love all your new knitting, my you have been a busy little bee, enjoy your hot chocolate!

driftwood said...

40 minutes for a whole pair - oh my, I managed about 10 rows in 40 minutes tonight whilst K had her swimming lesson.......

Dancin' Puffin said...

So much to comment on :) I love the frosty mornings too - I like them better when I don't need to use the car for work. Scraping the ice and then going careful on the country roads doesn't really fit with my leave at the last minute lifestyle :D The knitting is fab - 40 mins for a pair of wristwarmers?? That's amazing - you're a whiz! Look forward to seeing your swap delights x

Rachael Rabbit said...

The frost on those leaves is just beautiful. I love winter! Isn't Julie just lovely ... I'm so glad Milo got his elephant ... I had no idea Debbie Bliss had patterns for toys - I must go and check those out. Hope your all staying warm x

Adrienne said...

You have been busy! Love the cardigan, mittens, and ugh...I have to type it ... the eli ;-)

We've been waking up with frost to, I'm just to cold/lazy to go take some pictures! Those ducks were too funny.

vanessa said...

The hand warmers! Those are eactly the one's I would love to knit for my neighbour............. she does a lot of dog walking for us.................. Could I bug you for the Pattern............. where's it from pleeeeese!
Love the duck photo! Vanessa x

lou said...

I have just come back from Italy,it was so cold!I prayed for snow,but no luck,if only it would snow for Christmas,I can't see it, not down south anyway.

Lovely knitting!!! xxx

Kellie said...

Oh Lisa that bunny is fabulous! Well done! It all looks to cold for me I'm afraid!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Looks like you are making amazing progress on your Christmas knitting! Stay warm!

retrorose said...

Hello Mrs! Loved catching up with your posts. I have been busy getting sorted for Christmas and tomorrow is a sewing day. I have taken it off work just to get it well underway. My favourite story is 'The Grinch that stole Christmas'. I mean the book now, not the film. The rhyming is just so good, we all love it.

Christy said...

happy wintertime! I love your little knitted bunny! :)

Kate said...

Looks cold - but so beautiful.

Ragged Roses said...

Gorgeous knitting, I love it! Thanks too for such lovely wintry photos. I use to love reading my daughters a Christmas story every night in the run up to the big day, so exciting/
Kimx

Alison Boon said...

I love the hooded cardi. Many thanks to you and Milo for the Christams card. It's great to see a snow man, even a glittery one here in NZ.
Obviously it's not freezig here, but I do miss the hole atmosphere of frost and ice. Stay warm.

Suzie said...

beautiful pictures and the knitting...Oh my I am neglecting my knitting, you have inspired me....

silverpebble said...

Gorgeous rabbit and that cardigan is just magic for a little lad. I love the icy frosty mornings, especially with some watery golden sunshine too. Lovely post!!