I hope you have all had a good week. Since getting back from Stockholm I have been mega busy and have had somewhat of a battle recovering. I am not always good at moderating my output and having tried to carry on regardless doing washing, cleaning and shopping (mundane stuff I know) , I ended up in bed on Wednesday extra tired and having difficulty putting one foot in front of the other… my mate Lupus.
So on Thursday I dragged myself to knit night to share the bounty of my yarn finding mission and surprised everybody (especially Laura and Fiona who were elbowing each other) by staying until after 10 o’clock! Shock horror! This is unheard of, not only was I up at this time but also OUT! Needless to say on Friday I suffered! Ran out of spoons so to speak and had to gird my loins for a busy weekend with visitors and visiting!
Enjoyed going out to play with Laura and trawling through her extensive display of vintage crochet, knitting and sewing patterns. Shared my charity shop finds of the week and planned my next ‘makes’.
Book no.1 is full of classic patterns but very 1980’s styling.
Book no.2, as it says, adorable projects! And very cute babies!I have already made two teddy hats from this and have added to my list of next projects including the delightful strawberry slippers on the cover. This will mean buying some suitable yarn as my stash does not currently include four ply in red and green.
The Trusty Gardener Cosy
I am so excited to have finished this cosy and am very pleased with the outcome. It is for a friend’s birthday present, and if she reads this she will know exactly who she is! The Trusty Gardener herself.
At this point I will refer you to a few pictures of ones I have seen on the web…I have not intentionally copied anyone, it seems like there are many of us crafty types with the same idea and after all, the fancy pants tea cosy has been around for generations.
Any way, now for my creation. A little gallery which includes a version of the vintage pineapple cosy which I think is wonderful and kitsch but I do think needs to be made bigger than the pattern indicates. I have added a crochet edging to it.
In other news, so to speak, Chris has now done about 6 rows of knitting! But put down one set of sticks for another when he constructed the bean poles in the veggie plot yesterday. I have to say he does one rather better than the other!
One last comment; I have finally booked my first ever craft stall when ONOODLES is to be launched into the real world public domain. First box of fancies ready for market!