01 December 2011

countdown


I know what inspired me, but I'm not quite sure how I persevered.  The observant among you will have noticed that, yes, those are crocheted pockets.  For this, dear reader, is the all-wool advent calendar, finished off just before midnight on the last day of Wovember, with pockets made in red and green carpet yarn, stitched on to a recycled woolen blanket.  I did enjoy making it but decided quite early on that it would be achievement enough to finish it in time for the first of December and that absolute perfection was not necessary.  Hence a certain lack of consistency in size which I like to kid myself think adds to the naive charm of the finished object.  I thought my four year old niece might like it, but to be honest she would probably prefer something in pink.  Or yellow.  Containing lots of chocolate.

Now I just have to get round to filling up the pockets.

Enjoy the countdown, people.




6 comments:

Rattling On said...

Well done you! Nice and neat job, I should keep it for yourself and enjoy the chocolate as reward.
Love your kilt, I never thought of fraying the edge. Guess what I'll be buying next time i see one...

Esther Montgomery said...

I have been mistakenly thinking advent calendars are a devotional aid - a thoughtful build up to Christmas itself. Pauses for reflection on the way.

I was put right at breakfast this morning.

No. They are about chocolate.

(Clever marketing there!)

Liz said...

You did a good job. And met the deadline. I went the easy route and treated myself to one from Amazon. No chocolates, unfortunately.

Annie said...

Love it! Very rustic, and genuinely charming. But I hope you intend to fill those pockets with chocolate ;D

shandy said...

Loved your report on wool skirts. I have been making mine from skirt lengths stored in stashes these many years. I'd not considered a kilt, but I will be on the lookout.

Re leftovers: Make a matching muffler by lining it with silk or lawn. Or build up to a wagga-wagga.

Wovember said...

It's an absolutely beautiful woollen calendar and I love the fact that you have used a wool blanket and carpet yarn for it, with their domestic connotations and references to practicality and warmth. I love the slight differences between the sizes of the pockets and I think it looks WONDERFUL, or should that be WOOLFULL? Gorgeous.