Having creative children is often a challenge; trying to find something that they can make, which gives a good result and is not too expensive. Or you can just let them be in charge of everything themselves...
My daughters, Vigdis age 12 and Åshild age 10, decided to make Christmaswreaths for the front door. They bought a few supplies at the florist's on Monday, and came back from school yesterday and headed for the forest. I asked them to bring moss and pinecones too, but they had no need for that(haha) so they only found some greens : spruce and pine. Then they transformed the kitchenfloor into a workarea...(there are spruceneedles everywhere...) They had great fun, and did a good job. And while waiting for their result, I'll show you the little afghan...It is knitted in Alfa,( 85%wool,15%mohair, 50g=60m, 13st=10cm on 7mm needles)colour 8715. I used a pattern I found in this book, Den store boken om julemat og julepynt. I've used 10- or maybe 12?- balls so far, I'm out of yarn...and there are 18 short rows left...you see the gap...so this requires a trip to a yarnstore shortly. I had planned to go today, but it is pouring down here, so guess I'd rather wait till tomorrow!
It was fun knitting lace on big needles! I've made lace doilies for years, but never with this kind of yarn, but after seiing brooklyntweed's blanket- and also this (scroll down to Oct.21st- she does have some other great projects too!), I decided to give it a try. DD1 had picked this yarn for a poncho, but she's a strange creature and told me the yarn was scratchy(???) so she didn't want anything out of it....
Size? It isn't blocked yet, but it stretched out to approximately 130 cm (or 50 in). There are around 100 rounds. The pattern said 86, but I did something different, because I thought it wasn't big enough. I might do it again, but with a different pattern.
And the welcome on our door? This is how it turned out!
I'll have another cup of tea in my little advent/knittingcorner, and then off to feed the sheep.
Have a great day:-)