It has been a very busy month designing and making more knit and crochet items. I surprise myself when I line up the items I have made since the update last month. This is a labor of love and is so much fun. I alternate between knit and crochet as well as between large projects and small ones. This makes life much more interesting. Do you do that when you are creating?
Above is another set of three Mug Rugs which are also used as Snack Mats, Wash Cloths, Dish Cloths. I knit two more sets of these and they'll be in the shop in January.
This basket weave scarf is made of pure wool. So soft and very manly. ;) This one was a special order.
The bottle covers are fun to make and are so cute. This one is in Spring pastels.
Three more turtles all in a row. :)
And another bottle cover in "sea foam." This one and another like it will be in the shop in January.
Ah, a purple/lavender fashion scarf that will also keep you warm.
Cables! This is also a special order.
This Tunisian Crochet table runner will be in the shop for next holiday season. It was fun to make this for a change of pace, although it took longer than standard crochet. It produces a very nice fabric for a table runner and will be lovely from year to year. I worked a reverse crochet border to give it more body and a nice flat edge.
This sweater will also be in the shop in mid January. It's a gorgeous shade of mint green and is super soft. It's a light weight yarn so took quite a long time to knit, but was worth it. It is just so pretty.
This is a Baby Girl Homecoming set of blanket, hat with darling princess button on the top, and soft doll.
And, finally for this month's Needlework Update is this 100% soft wool hat. It's a special order so is spoken for, but I'll be making a similar one to put into the store in January.
So, what are you making? I just love visiting other blogs to see the beautiful projects everyone else is making. As a person who creates I have a true appreciation for the creations of others.
The shop to which I refer throughout this post is our on line Etsy Shop, EvensensProductions.com. I invite you to come over and take a look at the more than 100 items that we have there. There is also a link with some pictures in the right side bar.
We now return to our regularly scheduled blogging. ;)
Here is another shot of the Bull & Bear, the pub where the giant Freedom of the Seas Christmas tree is "hanging out." This is one of my favorite places on the Royal Promenade, too. It's fun to sit here and watch the world go by.
As you can see by comparison with the people in the above image, that tree is BIG! :)
Vintages, the wine bar, is another lovely place to relax.
But, for those of us who are ice cream fans, THIS is the place. I was here early so Ben & Jerry's wasn't open yet.
The Cafe Promenade is open 24/7 so you can always stop by for coffee. Snacks are also available here. You'll never go hungry on this ship!
The big day is almost here. I hope you all will be with your family and friends to enjoy this beautiful Christmas Season.
All the very best,
A note about the wreath: I purchased the wreath and brought it on board the Freedom of the Seas where we will celebrate Christmas. The wreath is displayed on an inside door of our suite in the entrance area. I will take it home to display on our front door at home next year. Have I mentioned blue is my favorite color? ;)
Sometimes I am so glad I take pictures so I can be sure I am seeing what I think I'm seeing.
A few days ago I took a picture of this tree. I also used the beautiful ornaments to make my blog header. I KNOW this tree was on the other side of the bridge, way down at the end of the Royal Promenade when I took those pictures.
Overnight, the tree moved down the Royal Promenade to just outside the Bull and Bear. That move entailed a big bow (bough?) under that bridge.
Perhaps the tree wanted to drop in for a brew at the Bull & Bear?
Recently, My Honey and I were having lunch in the Windjammer aboard Freedom of the Seas when I noticed some new construction happening on Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas.
Those are multimillion dollar homes being built at the end of the island across from the cruise ship port. The only access is by boat so save a few dollars to buy a boat, too.
Looking further down the island, I zoomed my baby camera to get a shot of the famous Atlantis Hotel.
Ah, the luxury....
It's all quite lovely, but I sure wouldn't want to be here in a bad storm! At least if you come and go by cruise ship, you can visit during good weather. When the weather turns stormy, cruise ships will move out of the way and go elsewhere.
My Honey and I love to stand at the rail and watch the sea. The image above is the view straight down from deck 4. The colors of blue and white, the rhythm of the waves, and the reflections of light in the sea foam are hypnotic.
The weather was quite nice and we had waves of only three to five feet, but still there is a great deal of noise and, of course, that wonderful salt water spray.
Is that a cute Teddy Bear Captain or what! I just love this little guy. Captain Teddy is on the aft deck of the world's largest cruise ship, Allure of the Seas.
Today I have the last few images from our visit aboard Allure. The area in the above image is on the aft deck.
There are restaurants (Johnny Rockets in the image above) and stores.
There is also a huge aqua theater. When we were there, there was a floor over the pool, but at other times, there is water in the semi-circle pool and there are fantastic diving, swimming, and light shows.
As on all other Royal Caribbean ships, there is a rock climbing wall.
Above is a small child's paradise. It's a fun place for climbing and exploring.
This is a bar in the same area.
It was time for us to leave and on the way out I spotted something else that is not aboard common ships...
I hope you've enjoyed my photo tour of Allure of the Seas. She's gorgeous!