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I apologise for any errors or misspellings this week, I’m currently dealing with a nasty flu.

Amazed Knitters Patterns has a book launch

An Evening Wasted with makes stock, gets photographed and shows off some knitting and overhears a strange conversation in Aldi

An Snag Breac Beo escapes the house and reviews good, bad and bizarre points of the time

Ankonymous installs a new operating system

Anula’s Kitchen poaches an egg

Basil Explosion lists some things she’s been reading and makes a lot of Mince Pies

Cattaphilla Designs has finished her Christmas Knits

Chebe works on her bodice muslin

Chicswithstix has lost her knitting mojo but has a great sheepy mug

Ciorcal Comhra wishes everyone a happy Christmas

Clasheen does a quick post and stocks up to try to be prepared for the weather

Dispatches from the Deise does her round robin roundup of the year

Dragon Days shows off some Dragon Bookends and photographs a snowy sunrise

Droim an Uan talks about cold but not hungry and shares a video on assisted twist short long-draw

Dublin Knit Collective talks about the Sock Club

Etsy Ireland have tea and a chat with Anne Marie of byAMOR; welcome some new team-members; announces the treasury challenge winner; posts the crafty news desk; has an Ice Queen Fab Five and links to a how to warm up cold photographs how-to

Half a Dream away shoots an abandoned part of Cork Goal; a misty walk and goes a bit Martha with present wrapping

Haz wool will knit has an enforced rest from knitting due to broken wrist

Irish Muses completes a Irish Coffee wallhanging, shares a recipe for Irish Coffee and Christmas Cake; talks about Irish Christmas Traditions; completes her Rudolph the Rednosed reindeer and hikes through snow and hail

Kersti posts her tweet week

Knit Inc has a knitting frustration moment

Knitting neels has several finished objects and falls in love with brown

Lets Knit and Stitch get some Superba Sock Yarn in; their crib appeared in the Irish Times on the 18th December

Limerick Live organises to take part in two marathons and finishes off her Christmas Tree (in German)

Little Hare experiences Angels at work

Miss Aine has a crafting afternoon

Mitt liv på Irland, My life in Ireland talks about the thaw

Morg Today talks about Jingle Bells and Christmas mittens; watches A Christmas Story and the animated How the Grinch stole Christmas; reads Tolkien’s Letters from Father Christmas; watches Love Actually and the Santa Clause; gets some handpainted Christmas ornaments and brings a toy to the hospital and photographs the snow at night

Neen Crochet makes some mittens, christmasses up her handbag and makes a hat for her grandmother

Pippa Blue had a competition and announced the winner

She knit up that Ball blogs about visiting the Colinette Mill; releases a new pattern Braidheart; spots some Innocent smoothie bottles with Hats; shows the yarns she bought in Colinette

Skuldmakes stuff makes pinwheels in a variety of materials and celebrates Christmas bling

Spring Stitches indulges in some Hedgehog Fibres yarns; talks about an experiment in loving; Local crafts for Christmas and makes a fishy themed baby set with a friend

Starving Artist Ink posts photograph 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Stitch Lily makes some paper chains

Stolen Stitches has a special offer for Christmas

The Nest organises their Christmas Tree; makes a paper village and crafting presents; has a decorated paper bauble tutorial; photographs a sunset; bakes bread and meringues; makes some clay decorations and has an easy Waldorf doll tutorial

The Siegel Six posts a picture of food in SF; has sublime hot chocolate; is on her way home; makes mittens; photographs Zoe in new leggings; has a funny child quote; photographs a quick game of chess and photographs Zoe in new clothes

Things that Strike Me escapes cabin fever and remembers when blogging was easier

This is Knit talks about Knitting on the Edge; talks about a Thistle Hat ; a mulberry gift bag kit and shows the High in the Andes cowl

Thread Bear’s Picnic talks about last second gifts

Turtle Knits talks about a visit earlier in the year to Avoca Mines

Valentina’s Room has an early Santa visit

Winona Queen photographs some of her scarves that she had at a craft fair

Wirewrapped photographs her workspace; a black and copper steampunk heart; a sunflower pendant; an industrial leaf; labradorite pendants and pink and purple silver foil set

Woolly Bits talks about more of the snow and a tea cosy

Yarn Classes talks about the true Christmas Spirit and a photograph of the hyperbolic crocheters is featured in A Day in the Life book for this year