Friday, 21 December 2007

Chilliness and finished things.




I'm a bit late in blogging this week on account of a slight hangover. I'm rubbish at drinking these days. I was the most sensible ( it's all relative ) person on the night, in terms of my alcohol consumption but I always feel rotten regardless. There might be a lesson there....

It looks like being a boozy time though - a delivery man appeared this afternoon with a case of six bottles of wine for us. Another of my mum's prize winning efforts. Lovely New Zealand white wines and sparklers. And last week we had a letter to say that we had won a three night stay at a distillery with a tour, a whisky tasting class and the chance to bottle our own tipple.

Things have been finished chez Mog - Nell's roar and the accompanying cuddly item for Es has been sent off and I finally sewed up Archie's 1960's Vogue sweater. I was morally obliged to on account of the temperature here going down to minus 8 degrees. It was a faff to sew and I'm not entirely happy with one of the shoulders, however it really suits him and it is super cosy.

We had a gorgeous day on Monday walking in Glen Esk, it was too cold to go far but the landscape was stunning. Some places hadn't seen the sun at all that day and there was thick frost on the ground and ice on the river. As you can see - I took the opportunity to wrap up warm even though I do look like a demented elf. The orange and yellow gloves under my fingerless mitts were knitted when I was 21 and living in, of all places, New Zealand. I had a much greater alcohol tolerance in those days and no taste for fine wines. How things have changed !

6 comments:

nigantsoair said...

Lovely pics, lovely jumper on the "most beautiful person in the world", followed by lovely pic of another very beautiful person and some beautiful knitting, all round beauteousness!

magnusmog said...

nigantsoair - you big softy, you :)

esh said...

Those knits are lovely! *Great* job on that sweater, someday I hope I can knit something so warm and cozy like! And I love that picture of you all covered in hand knits from the tip of your head to the tip of your fingers!! Gorgeous!

a friend to knit with said...

such a gorgeous sweater. and as usual, beautiful photos.
as for the alcohol....why does the fun have to feel so bad???
oh, but i love my wine! :)

Mary Jane said...

What a beautiful trio of pictures. I'm with you on the alcohol consumption....but today I had to miss the ski party and work, so I brought a little in my coffee cup! I feel so wicked!

Cindy G said...

Demented elf? I think the pictures are charming.
These days I find that I fall asleep before I can consume enough for a really roaring hangover - not exactly the life of the party.