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i’ve had a bit of a slow knitting week – i know why as well…….christmas knitting.

much and all as i want to knit my lovely mum a shawl for christmas i’m really wishing that she hadn’t wanted one in the same pattern as my purple lighthouse shawl.  i love my shawl because of the gorgeous yarn and colours but it was really a slog to finish – too much garter stitch!

sadly my mum is more a fan of neutrals than bright colours so the yarn she chose doesn’t really liven things up either…

i’m on repeat 14 of 22 though so need to stick at it – just over 2 weeks before we fly home so would be nice to have it all blocked and wrapped by then – need to get at it really!

what i really want to be working on though are these….

my little ripple- it is quite mini as i was just testing out the pattern really – i’ve not been a huge fan of crocheting in rows, mostly because i hate working into the foundation chain – it’s horrible and i always seem to miss chains and end up giving up.  this one went surprisingly ok though so maybe there’s hope for me yet.  it’s going to need a pretty substantial border though for it to be a wee lap blanket.

and my tweedie pie cardigan.  i took a bit of a break from this with moving house but really want to get back to it – am just about to start knitting the pocket on the front so although i’ve not gotten very far it’s headed in the right direction!

head over to tami’s blog to check out what everyone else has been up to this week

lesley x