I said I'd show off the pretties I got for Christmas, didn't I? I'm still enjoying Christmas, even though it is over a week later.
I'd show you the amazing things DH bought me but umm
see the space above?
That is what he bought me. Why change the habit of a lifetime?
I got a rose from one sister and a houseplant from my brother. We seem to have a bug about plants. My SiL rolled her eyes as three out of four siblings got together and started talking gardening, particularly growing our own food. She grew up on a farm and had to do it for real.
Dreamcatcher sent me a heap of yarn and a lovely little address book (which I promptly did not include in the pics). The address book has botanical prints throughout and is very pretty :-)
In that lot is some bamboo/merino sock yarn, "some" white merino laceweight, some lovely mauve/blue laceweight from the Yarn Yard, and two different lots of Regia sock yarn, one of which I've just started knitting today as my plain jane socks for taking to medical appointments. They won't stay plain jane for long though! I get bored and start adding patterns.
Thank you, Dreamcatcher! I can't wait to knit it all up. It has also expanded the stash I have access to by about half :-)
I've finished my first FO for the year but I think I need to make it a bit longer. It is my first chemo cap. Not that I have started chemo but I think I've finally persuaded DH it is going to happen. I'll need chemo cos I know one of my lymph glands is cancerous - it was the thing that made me go to the doctor's! I've also started accumulating various items of clothing that hopefully will be good. If they aren't, well most of them I bought on deep discount and four tops cost what one at the original price did (and that was not expensive).
I've also worked a bit more on the back of my wonky log cabin quilt. Quilts need a front (the "quilt top"), the batting in the middle and a back. The front is finished. I've bought bamboo/cotton batting. I have two of the three done. I'm making a pieced back. It should be pretty funky when it is done but silly me did something dumb, known as cutting 15" long pieces and then removing the selvedge. Umm. Ooops. Two pieces out of the row are just not long enough. 8-} Dang, now I have to unpick them. Plus the material I bought is not quite the right colour and to top it off, after washing and ironing it, it has very streaky colour. Quite peeving, actually! But today I found three cotton sheets sets (single bed, aka twin bed in the USA) for $7.50! Alas they were all yellow which is NOT my favourite colour but yellow can be overdyed to any number of lovely greens, and green is a colour I *do* like :-)