25th Anniversary

Made Hubby a 25th anniversary card. We both loved the fact our vows promised to Cherish, so that had to be part of the card. 
  
 

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Return of the Rat

So sadly the pet rat that Santa Rat was moddeled on passed away… and poor Santa Rat got so many cuddles that one of his eyes fell out- so he’s been back for a visit this week for new eyes and of course a new jumper too.

 

Out In Public Hat

So hubby loves the 1898 hats I made for him, but they do make him look a bit ‘peculiar’. I was horrified to find him in wearing them in full view of the street, so had to design something new… hence the ‘Out In Public Hat’ was born. double thickness brim to keep those ears snug and single thickness crown to prevent the brain overheating.  needless to say both versions already covered in oil and bits of swarf from the lathe. Although I love the way fisherman’s rib looks and feels it grows sooooo slowly when you are knitting it. I can’t believe people do whole jumpers in it.

Pattern available from Ravelry

 

Bell pull

My friend bought this DMC cross stitch kit years ago but passed it on to me when she had a sort out. About 10 years on I’ve finally finished it. I really don’t like stitching the same pattern over and over like this but does look fab next to our fire place now.