Saturday 21 December 2013

The Katniss Cowl and Assorted Gifts

After watching Catching Fire, Naomi admired Katniss' sense of style, so when I was pointed in the direction of a pattern to knit her District 12 cowl (thanks Jo), I immediately set about making her one. The pattern is available from Lion Brand here. I knit it in a sort of camouflage green rather than the original grey shade. Here we see Naomi channelling her inner Mockingjay.
I've been lucky enough to receive lots of gifts this week.
The prize I won in Jo's Hallowe'en Blog Hop. A fantastic sugar skull treat bag (complete with treat), and some rather wonderful gothic fabric, half of which has already been turned into a tablet sleeve for Naomi.

Birthday gifts from my wonderful friends
A desk diary with a gorgeous felted cover from Barb
A book on upcycling vintage scarves, complete with kitten pattered scarf from Julie
A pack of mixed ribbons, trims and finishing bits from Karan
A handbag mirror from Sally, cross stitch kit from Clare, and ceramic heart and glass penguin ornaments from Shirley
And my family didn't forget me either, I got the 3D extended blu-ray of An Unexpected Journey, a scarf and earrings, nail varnish, a cuddly penguin and a jar of chilli jam (I've got a real weakness for that stuff)
The last few days worth of gifts in the Needlcraft haven Advent exchange included all of these goodies
as well as this amazing stitched (over 1) TARDIS ornament. It says "A Merry Wibbly Wobbly Christmas Timey Wimey" on the back!!! 
I also got this the other day, a Christmas gift from one of the children at school. How adorable is this?
Thank you to all of you. Feeling rather spoiled now...
In case I don't manage to blog again before the big day I'd like to wish you all a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas.


Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Fun gifts and a great scarf! Happy belated birthday and Merry Christmas!

Sally said...

Fantastic gifts Christine. Love the Tardis ornament!

I must put a pic up of the Dr Who fobs I've got. One each for the girls and one for me :).

Love the cowl. I bet Abi will be wanting one if I show her it!

Happy Belated Birthday and have a wonderful Christmas!

Barb said...

Lovely gifts Christine, and wow the dr who tardis ornie is just fab.You too have a lovely Christmas and a very productive new year.

Julie said...

Los of super goodies you've been receiving. The stardust ornament is beautifully stitched.
Have a wonderful Christmas . X

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Lovely goodies, the Tardis ornie is fab!

Carol said...

Lovely cowl you made for Naolmi and oh, what fun gifts you received, Christine!! Happy belated birthday to you :) And all the best for a lovely Christmas with your family...

Kate said...

What a lovely haul of presents, hope you had a wonderful day and are enjoying a peaceful Christmas.