Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Tiny stitches


Perhaps my time might right now be better spent preparing for Christmas, but I keep finding myself being drawn to little knitting and sewing projects which could happily wait another month or two.

I put together my first pair of quick change trousers - the very first pattern I have every followed from start to finish -  from fabric gleaned from the local op shops. Two old floral nighties and a ream of hand dyed and screen printed cotton. And the stitches for a tiny little cardigan appeared on the needles in a day or two - finished off with buttons from my Grandma's old collection.

I pulled out the box of baby clothes this week, washed them and hung them out in the sunshine. There are no less than three tiny green cardigans - one from each baby. It is a style that endures!

Christmas for us is always simple - a few presents, a trip to the beach, a slow lunch and an afternoon walk. This year we will be camped on a remote stretch of coastline with my family. Once I have sorted through the camping gear and hidden the presents amongst the sleeping bags we will be on our way.

Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas with your loved ones. I am hoping my creative energy returns to writing again next year. For now I will keep on casting on tiny stitches.