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Streetheart’s Advent Calendar

December 13, 2010

The new piece is now up!!! I’m so VERY pleased with the result, 30+ Christmas Ball, 13 elf socks, 3 elf mittens and a giant heart – all a part of Streetheart’s Street-Advent-Calendar.  It took me almost four (yes 4!) weeks of knitting to make it all but it’s worth it. It looks so good and so far it’s been one of my favourite projects to make – although I doubt I’ll be knitting any kind of balls or socks, in ANY size, in the nearest future.

Normally I put up all my pieces by myself, but having so much to put up I decided I would need help, so I brought Auntie S. Beside the fun of being the two of us Auntie S has another advantage, she’s taller than me!
There’s no way I would have been able to reach high enough even though I did bring something to stand on. While we were working it began to snow, it was feezing cold, Auntie Swe had to take turns so one could get stick her hands in her pockets to warm them while the other one would be working.

You’d think that having to tie a gazillion knots when putting up the ornaments would be the worst part… but it wasn’t. The absolutely worst task was to mounting the Tag. My fingers was cold and numb, I could barely thread the needle and there was a so many ends to weave in, I thought my fingers would snap off, I was so glad I’d only made one Tag!

Ssssh – preparing for a secret

December 12, 2010

Ooh the joy of December. The month of all secrets – and I have one too. Well, it’s not that big a secret, as it has already been announced that I’m participating in Streetheart’s Adventcalendar.

What IS a secret is when, what and where I’ll be putting up my piece and this is the secret I’m about to let you in on. Or at least on some of the details.

I’ve made 20+ Christmas balls and 14 Elf’s socks, a heart that indicates that the piece is a part of Streetheart’s Adventcalendar and the date that the piece is going up. I also made a Tag that will let you know it’s a piece made by me, but that you’ll have go see for yourself!

Let me know what you think