Friday, 7 December 2012

Hurrah! It's December

And I've been knitting. (Click on the pic if you'd like a larger image.)

The patterns for the geese and the hen came from Fiona Goble's "Twelve Knits of Christmas":

And the patterns for the cat and the dog came from her "Farmyard Knits":

She has a pattern for a cow too, but the highland cow is my own design. As are the sheep, the donkey, the camel and everyone else.

Christmas isn't just about the decorations though (although they are one of my favourite bits), it's about festivities and fun and seeing friends.

Unfortunately, my plans to catch up with Dear Pork Chop tomorrow have been thwarted by the weather - because December is also the month when frozen pitches and postponed matches kick in.

We were lucky last weekend though - an away trip to Blyth Spartans, in Northumberland, which was ON.

(Photo by Matthew Wilkinson.)

A smashing ground and an astoundingly lovely club. Thank you Spartans for your wonderfully warm welcome!


  1. Oh alas and alack, 'twas a shame about Saturday but we will make up for it next year.

    I love your nativity my dear Crab, I hadn't realised that some of the figures were your own design, what a clever Crab you are! I have only one criticism, where are the pigs?

    I do love the sheep, donkey, camel and highland cow though.


  2. Thank you! I've been experimenting with a Gloucester Old Spot but the wool wasn't right and it didn't work out.

    As Christmas is a celebration of baby animals (including baby deities, of course) I am now thinking of a wild boar piglet instead. At least if that goes wrong I can tell everyone it is the Nativity Bumble Bee.

  3. I like the idea of a baby boar, they are lovely little humbugs.

    Wouldn't the stripes be in the wrong direction for a bumble bee though?

  4. Yeah. I'd have to turn him around sideways.