Such a flurry of activity! It’s almost 10 days into the New Year (so nearly Ted’s birthday) and it seems to have gone by so fast!
There’s been quite a lot of things like this:
And finishing off things like this (R, my 14yr old son, made the cake):
And I started this (must be mad):
The playmat is 1×1.2m. I’m chain-stitching the water (as you can see), with embroidered then needle-felted pebbles in the stream (with scrap bits of Noro left from the hobby horse which I’m *still* to get a decent pic of to post). Once I’ve finished the base colour of water I will chainstitch or embroider a variegated (blue/green/purple) yarn on top for some added ‘movement’.
I plan to crochet the lane (coloured in beeswax crayon as a guide for the time being) and will then knit various fields, latch-hooking verges and bits around the pond for a bit of height (I can’t face latch-hooking ‘grass’ into an entire field).
I’m also knitting a cardi for Rosie (Nin’s doll) in matching yarn to the stockings I’ve recently made for her and am *still* crocheting the blue and purple knitted dress for Nin (which is likely to be a long top at this point). I’ve also got the hem to add to the stripy dressing gown I’ve been making for Nin, but had to wash it (due to a cat wee incident, of which I will probably post more later – had one of those awful, but comical, days yesterday *sigh*)