First up I hope you all had a great holiday. We did, and although it seemed to fly past at warp speed it was thoroughly enjoyed.
We visited family and friends in the West Midlands and exchanged more gifts.
Here is my beautiful 9-month-old niece wearing her cashmerino shrug that I knitted as her Christmas gift.
It looks great on her, although she has a while to grow into it properly. Better too big than too small at that stage!
This was our hotel window view on New Year's Eve morning as we were packing to come home.
Yes that canal is frozen with snow on top of it!
Thankfully the roads were clear and we got home without any problems. We were glad to find that Cornwall was about 8 degrees warmer than the Midlands, although the temperatures have dipped down to about -8 degrees since!
I have started the new year with new nails. I've bitten my nails for over 30 years and it's about time I stopped.
I normally bite them when in thought in front of the computer at work or in meetings, so I managed to grow them a little over the holidays as usual.
In an attempt to continue this trend I visited the Top2Toe beauty salon in Newquay last weekend and treated myself to a french manicure with a seaweed-based gel treatment to harden the nails and encourage growth. So far so good..
You can see them here when I modelled my latest crochet handwarmers (listed in my Etsy shop) - made from pure cashmere in a gorgeous lacy design - lush!
Thanks for your lovely comments about the lengthways stashbuster scarves.
I'm still knitting them - in fact I find them quite addictive as each one turns out different to the last.
Here's the Chocolate Mandarin one - this is my favourite so far.
That's a taster for you - if you want to see more, take a look in my shop!