Sunday, December 27, 2009

The week after Christmas

The week that I love the most in all the year is the seven days between Christmas and New Year.
Here in New Zealand it is a time for relaxing and having fun in the sun with friends and family.

Actually there wasn't much sun in the afternoon on Boxing Day, but it was lovely for swimming and flying kites.

Although sometimes we are busy making hay, this year it was all finished on Christmas Eve.

Today after a delicious afternoon picking berries, I came home to have a quiet hour before dinner.
I cast on 26 stitches to make a border for a blanket made out of odds and ends .
I will show a proper photo later on when it is all completed.

I have knitted lengths of handspun yarn, lots of handspun scraps from previous projects, a bit like a patchwork quilt, and have knitted them together to make a cosy blanket. Too hot to spend a lot of time on this, but it is OK if I put the blanket on the table and not on my lap.


caireen said...

those are lovely colours all melding together in your blanket... hope you and your family have a lovely christmas week in nz. We have snow here, no excuses to stay indoors infront of the fire! Cx

Lori ann said...

Oh my Sally Anne, the blanket is beautiful, I love the colors. Everything you make is so special, even the things with scraps.

The week after Christmas is special to me too, family, food and rest mostly, but it's not really beach weather here. Unless you count surfing!

Sarah said...

Hey Sally, I know exactly where the decorated tree is! I have twice been there already for gorgeous swims and walks. Nelson is paradise! Here's to a new decade and new friends. I'll be in touch later in January. Keep enjoying your loved ones and having fun in the sun. xo