Monday, 4 January 2010

A Squirrelly New Year


I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I'm back to work today, like most people, but I've actually felt quite keen to get back to making stuff and getting on with my new projects. This is a new feeling for me, especially at this time of year when I normally want to hibernate, so I'm feeling very hopeful about the New Year.

I was so keen, I had to do a bit of craft over the holidays, so I picked up my crochet hook, and played around with some patterns I hadn't tried before, like the square above. Perfect for being cosy on the sofa watching Christmas telly. And nice to make something just for the fun of it, with no particular purpose.

I'm sneaking in one last Christmas photo, because I had to show you our giant ceramic squirrel. He lives on the stairs and is called Mr Nuts. One morning before Christmas, much to my surprise and delight, I discovered that he'd got himself a Christmas hat! I laughed a lot! I think Mr Kitsch may have gone to the shops for him...

And we have some new squirrel friends in the garden. They are very good at looking extremely cute, so that we can't help but give them peanuts. And they seem pretty fearless, as this one stayed on the patio windowsill while I came quite close to take the photo.

2 comments:

Menopausal musing said...

Really lovely crochet Elaine and how lucky you are to have got those close-ups of the squirrels. Happy New Year. Stay warm!

Camilla said...

Oooh lovely- I am just learning to crochet and think perhaps I need to come and visit you so I can move on from just making very long strips of crochet. I saw a cute animal the other day- sat on a bench in town, eating some chips and I spotted a furry creature in the bushes, I moved in for a closer look and realised it was a rat...a very sweet looking rat, but not the fluffy squirrel I thought it was.