You may remember some time ago (in October?) I joined in with Christina Lowry's lovely ornament swap with much enthusiasm and excitement as Christmas IS my favourite time of year.
I had an idea of crocheting some baubles and went about looking at various people's patterns for making a ball. I settled on this pattern here, as it sounded to make the firmest, most spherical ball. The jury's out actually as to whether that is true, as unlike the pattern writer, I found the halves hard to match and sew together invisibly.....probably my bad maths (increasing), losing count while trying to listen to children's natter and yep, not using a stitch marker...will I never learn!
I used Kingcole Riot and the jewel colour changing suited the project well I thought.
I made about five of these, but in all honesty, the others are still languishing at the bottom of a project bag somewhere.....ah, well, just think how far ahead of the game I will be for next year!
So, as all good swaps go, as I made something, I also received something....I was not disappointed and received a beautiful patchwork tree from the clever Elisabeth of Sharks Dinner. She has a pretty blog, and is brilliantly talented at all things sewing.....check it out.
Thank you so much Christina for organising such a lovely swap! My new decoration is just gorgeous!
(I am not ignoring the fact that I haven't blogged for over a month, just choosing not to clutter this post with 'other stuff')