August has flown by and here we are in September. It is getting dark earlier really quickly now and first thing this morning I could just see my breath when I went outside. Josh is back to school this week, Abi has started her new job and I’m thinking about what gifts need making over the next four months!!
I am glad that I joined Jennifer in this challenge as it means I won’t be rushing to make gifts for Abi and Josh. I did gasp rather the other day though when I started to write all the gifts yet to make, especially as I have had five requests for the ‘feeling dottie’ shawl I made recently. It’s a gorgeous pattern but being lace it is not the quickest!
So the ‘Me/home’ make this month was a quickie as being the hols creativity time has been in short supply! I needed a row counter that I didn’t have to have on my needles/hook so I decided to make my own version of one I had seen several people selling on ebay.
I simple bent the end of a piece of wire into a loop, threaded on two beads, a row counter, two more beads and then bent the wire into another loop. I added a clip and tada! It’s great, I can use it when knitting with circular needles or in crochet by attaching it to my work or my jumper!
For Josh it was another simple but effective make. A lego head jar (you can see some examples here). I was a bit disappointed that the yellow wasn’t brighter but otherwise I am pleased with it.
You simply pour yellow paint into the right shaped jar, swill it around to cover all of the inside and leave to dry. I also painted the lid. Then you draw the face on the outside using a marker pen. A great place to keep boyish treasures!
For Abi I wanted to make a shrug with the yarn that I spun. I found this ‘Glam Girl’ shrug pattern I liked that didn’t use too much yarn. It looks lovely in the photos but when I read the pattern I was a bit concerned as it was simply a rectangle joined at the corners and then a couple of rows around the armholes. So I decided to do a trial run first. It worked out beautifully with just a couple of alterations to the pattern.
So I worked up a second shrug with the yarn I spun. I am so pleased with it.
I love the way that the colour changes have worked out too. There was a little yarn left so I made a little something for myself which I shall show you another time.
Well, that’s all for now but I shall be back soon, hopefully with socks on my wips list!!
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