Knit and Natter Friday #6

Today was the monthly Knit an Natter Group at The Amble Pincushion – and a bit of a Christmas party, with crackers, gifts and mince pies. In the picture you can see today’s work in progress – Clockwise from top right: moss stitch baby jumper (aren’t the colours beautiful); shawl in shades of blue: picot edged baby jacket (for a new baby granddaughter), stripy socks, a Christmas elf and the start of a twiddle mitt.

Here’s a close up of the elf – Anne knitted this and was wearing him as a brooch.

This was today’s raffle prize: a kit to make a group of Christmas decorations.

One of the group had brought sweets for everyone and group leader Anne gave us each some needles and a pincushion she’d made.

That’s the last Knit and Natter of the year. We’ll be back at The Amble Pincushion 10am-12, on the third Friday in January, for more knitting, nattering, expert advice as needed, tea/coffee and biscuits, a raffle and 10% off in the shop. All this for £4.50! Such a lovely group!

Have you received any knitting/craft related Christmas gifts yet?

Scone of the Week #4

Scone of the Week is back! Today Mum and I needed to do a spot of Christmas Shopping at Dobbies near Morpeth, so we had our Thursday cheese scones in the coffee shop there. It’s a Costa.

The scones were OK, though a bit heavy and had a decent cheesy crust. The butter, in foil-wrapped pats was at room temperature and easy to spread. I had a Black Forest hot chocolate (made with a shot of black cherry syrup) with whipped cream and it was yummy.

As next Thursday is Boxing Day there won’t be a Scone of the Week post – we’ll be eating leftover Christmas goose. K is a brilliant cook and he’s making Christmas Dinner – he’s not a fan of turkey so he’s cooking a goose. Not long now!