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Thursday, 25 December 2014

OUT AND ABOUT - MillaMia Team Christmas lunch

Working in a small team definitely has its benefits. For a start, it means that we all know each other really well and spending time together outside of the office is always a pleasure. Secondly, if like me, you are likely to be gifting some handknits for Christmas, then there aren't too many colleagues to knit for!

Katarina and Helena generously take the team out for a celebration Christmas lunch every year, and this year they had booked a table at Beaufort House in Chelsea. Situated on the Kings Road, Beaufort House is a stylish restaurant and club that manages to feel both welcoming and comfortable while maintaining a classic understated elegance.

We enjoyed delicious dishes, desserts and some fizz and talked about our plans for the coming holiday season. Some of us are travelling abroad to spend time with family and others of us are planning a quiet Christmas with plenty of time to relax (and knit!), which means that the office will be closed from Christmas Eve until 2nd January.

It's not often we get a picture of us altogether - many thanks to the lovely waiter

I can't ever turn down dessert

Tanya and I love a selfie!

I was excited to give the girls the gifts I had knitted for them - a hat each with a brightly coloured fluffy pompom!! The pattern is called 'Puck' by Dani Sunshine aka LionessKnits and is a nice easy knit, with a bit of colour changing and a zig zag pattern which keeps it interesting. Knitted in 2 contrasting colours means that the colour combinations are a joy to devise and I certainly had fun choosing shades that would compliment the Rico fake fur pom poms (bought from Deramores).


A yellow pom pom for Tanya and peacock blue for Katarina

The hats were a success!

I'm happy to report that they ALL loved them and wore them back to the office! Now I just need to find time to knit one for myself . . .

(posted by Max)

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