WOYWW 289 – family, look away NOW!


Happy nearly Christmas WOYWW!  Just one more to go.

There is much scattered across my desk today – Those damn socks (SUCH boring knitting, for very big feet) and some (hidden) wrist warmers (more on that another day) and a bit of canvas art (more on that tomorrow when I finish it and can take a better photo) and the gift tag remnants from yesterday. Do peek back if you have time – I think the ones I embossed look so adorable, I am totally doing that for the rest of them this year.  If you still need tags, feel free to pop back and grab the printables.


I did think about being more careful to hide stuff, but my hope is the people these gifts are for are way too busy at the moment to waste time looking at my blog.   If not, that I can at least trust them to look away when they see the title.

My desk seems to be a desk of two halves – one side paper and one side yarn.  But they are united in the fact both sides are a mess LOL!

V V excited that DS is coming home on Thursday, and still some wrapping and (sadly) a little shopping still to do, but for the most part pretty happy with where I am.  Of course if the turkey and the ham delivery goes wrong, or a couple of gifts that are listed as “shipped” don’t arrive in time I may be less so. Keeping my fingers crossed and not leaving the house during delivery hours.  Oh, if there really WAS a one-night-only, no need to answer the door, or explain location over a crackling cell phone delivery, in a jolly man in a big red suit….




17 thoughts on “WOYWW 289 – family, look away NOW!

  1. Hi Mary Anne, your desk looks incredibly busy still. The handwarmers look very cosy – I don’t knit anymore but if I did these would be on my ‘attempt’ list too. Wishing you a lovely festive week. Elizabeth x #42

  2. Hi Maryanne what a busy desk today. Love the swirly canvas design.
    Happy crafting, Angela x 31

  3. O.k. maybe I will be brave one day and try to knit socks – but I can’t imagine they are boring!!! haaa And what mess?!? I like the looks of the canvas so far. I’ll put a star by your name so I can come back and take a peak.

    Happy WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (43)

  4. I also have separate areas for yarns and textiles, and mostly-paper. Love the socks. A real labour of love for the big footed recipient!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #52

  5. I think I’d love sitting at your desk for a morning. So many fun things to choose from. Thanks for sharing.
    Pat #49

  6. Thanks for dropping by Betsy this week, for a visit, and for the wonderful comment.
    I admire all the bloggers that knit, and such wonderful gifts you all make!
    Love the busy desk.
    Krisha #5

  7. I see so many fun things going on there–and my worktable is like yours…always has yarn or stitching on it too. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #41

  8. I really like busy desks! What are these little buntings for? Or is it something else. Looks interesting to me!
    Happy holidays
    Gabriele 19

  9. Hmmm, verrry interesting canvas art!!! I’m intrigued! Have a blessed season! patsy

  10. Well, as you’ve been doing Knitted Knockers recently, it would be kinda fun to do Crochet Balls…….snigger. 🙂 see if you can find a pattern for THEM on Pinterest!!!
    Thanks for all your fab comments and support through this past year…it really is appreciated 🙂

    Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

  11. What a lovely mess! I love it! Those tags are really great. I might grab them for next year. Thanks.
    It must be a great feeling to be on target…. if things do go wrong it won’t be your fault.
    Have a great week and don’t work too hard.

  12. What lucky recipients to receive your handmade presents. Last year we used your word search printables for cards and they were very well received. Hugs from Horace @ no. 32

  13. What lucky recipients to receive your handmade gifts. Last year we used your word search printables to make cards and they were very well received. Hugs from Horace @ no. 32

  14. I’m loving the desk of two halves – it really is! I’m in a flux of unfinisheds now, and that applies all around I think…it’s kinda like all the balls have to come down from the air, huh! Love the look of the canvas, and have really admired the printables and your wrapping… wrapping area is WORSE than the state of my desk, so am not showing that!!

  15. Hi Maryanne – glad you’re on target. Such a pain having to wait in for deliveries, but it’s got to be better than fighting the crowds and having to carry stuff home. Happy WOYWW, and have a great week, Chris # 8

  16. Can’t believe I beat you to the top, lol!! Your desk I think will be a sight much repeated today… hope you get everything done… I am down to one troublesome gift for my brother (in that he has no idea what he wants or I to get him…) Helen 1

  17. Hi there Maryanne peeked down below your gift tags are beautifully done well done.. and I dips me lid to anyone who knits socks big feet or no!! hope all deliveries go to plan 😀 think you’re not the only one hoping that.
    .. every blessing, Shaz in oz.x #4

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