On cold mornings, a jammy crumpet and a sleepy cat are really all you need to keep warm, no? Mozzie will occasionally protest that she's a bit too hot, she'll stretch and lazily decide she might want to move over to the couch instead, but she can generally be persuaded to stay put. Of course, some times, the lure of Yeti curled up on the soft fleecy quilt I made for them over comes her and I am left to huddle under my Hap Blanket all by myself.
It has been a very busy week -- with more sewing and lugging and hauling than I could possibly repeat here (though I do a fair attempt, here). The craft fair at Bentley Priory was great fun and I just about managed to finalise the last of my Christmas purchases, though my Christmas knitting still has a bit of a way to go... I'm redoing that stripey cardigan for Matthew and making him a few other things -- fast things, but still, not so fast that the anxious dread isn't slowly creeping up on me. Fortunately, I've decided I am only knitting for him this year. Everyone else can suck it.
Unfortunately for Matthew, Lou has just released her German Christmas Market gloves and hat set and I am tempted to cast on IMMEDIATELY! They look awesome in person and the gloves are super warm (that Manos makes for excellent fingers). I've been working on a super secret sock pattern, which I should be able to release in the next couple of days -- I can't wait!
Incidentally, I just saw that Ali has tweeted about the German Christmas Market still being on. I wonder if I should use this afternoon for a quick visit to see what might be found. Lou managed to snag a fantastic hand-made candle when she and Aneet went a couple weeks ago and spent a good deal of time dribbling excitedly over some German Christmas ornaments...
We haven't got our Christmas tree yet, but that might be the push we need. Then I can spend my chilly mornings with a jammy crumpet and sleepy cat under the glow of twinkling coloured lights. Hurrah!