Advent – days 23 & 24

I’ve done it! Twenty-four days of Advent, and twenty-four little ornaments made, one for each day. And I finished today’s early enough to photograph it, so I can write my final Advent blogpost today 😀

Yesterday I got this beautiful yarn, green-flecked on white. I decided to make this adorable little pair of mittens, because I’ve been hoping for a suitable yarn for this pattern! It’s Better Homes and Gardens’ Mitten Gift Topper, which is a very straightforward and quick little pattern, worked mostly flat and partly in the round. They’re just so cute.

Today I got this gorgeous turquoise and orange-y striped yarn. I knew I wanted to make something quite quick today, because I wanted to photograph it today and make the living room nice and tidy for tomorrow (aka, put the yarn away, Catherine…), so I went with Lucy of Attic24’s wonderful Star Decoration. Simple, quick, and I love how the striped yarn sort of but not quite works up with a swirl.

And that’s it! Ready for Christmas. The tree is decorated:

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It’s wonky, but who cares?

The cake is decorated (my work – I love decorating the cake every year):

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Penguins having a snowball fight!

And since I’m not doing the cooking tomorrow, I can happily have a glass of wine, an early night, and a lie-in tomorrow.

Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate it. I hope your day is filled with love, laughter and joy.


8 thoughts on “Advent – days 23 & 24

  1. Thank you for sharing your crochet advent adventure. It sure was fun to see what you created each day with your mystery yarn. Merry Christmas!

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  2. I’ve really enjoyed your posts throughout the year, Catherine and have loved watching your Advent ornaments come in to being. I like your wonky tree and your cake is gorgeous!
    May you have a special Christmas – and enjoy that glass of wine!

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  3. ❤ Thank you. Belated Seasonal Seasonings & Happiness in this New Year ❤ I've had a lovely evening drinking tea, eating reduced mince pies and checking out your Advent pictures and patterns ❤

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