I feel as though I am pedaling hard and getting nowhere at the moment! Maybe I was just so busy with making gifts before Christmas that this quieter pace feels strange!
I have made a couple of bits though. Firstly these two wash cloths.
I thought that the wash cloths in the kids stockings would be a bit boring but when they came to use them there were instant requests for more!! The bumpy Pattern makes them a delight to use, they are soft but the bumps massage your face!
I used the Wash cloth sampler set pattern. It is a paid pattern from Crochet Spot but if you join for premium pattern membership at $10 a month you can download as many as you want. They prefer you to stay with them for at least 3 months. I did 6 months and downloaded all the patterns I was interested in during that time.
I have started another pair of socks, this time for Abi. Again the yarn is self patterning so I have gone with a plain sock. I am finding it really enjoyable doing a few rows here and there.
I attempted a bit of continental style knitting on the rib but got in a bit of a muddle and decided that that would have to be done with scrap yarn!!
I am really struggling with motivation for Josh’s blanket but I really need to get on with it. I have scrapped the wave pattern I had designed and I am doing a simple shallow ripple. I need this to be a ‘no brain’ project for those moments when I am too tired to work on anything else. I think the lack of motivation stems from too many other interesting things to do!!
I have also made this little mouse out of felt to have as my avatar picture.
He was nice and easy to make being simple shapes. He now sits on the little table by my chair in the lounge.
Oh yes, my pattern for the month! I have been working on a crochet shawl which has taken quite a bit of time.
I have made one and I am just testing the pattern with another. Abi has already claimed the first one, the browns but is now thinking maybe she prefers the second!!
I have also been experimenting with dyeing yarn and will post about that soon. I have dyed with fabric quite a bit but not much with yarn. I just love the effects that you can achieve! Here’s a little teaser for you!
The list doesn’t look so sparse now that I have put it together, perhaps I have achieved a bit more than I thought after all!
How are you finding January? Are you fired with new ideas or just taking it slowly after the Christmas rush?
Blanket making tomorrow so that should be fun, except the friend I do it with is ill. I’m really hoping she’s better for tomorrow. I’m in charge of the creative side and she organises the games afterwards and I really don’t fancy having to do that bit!!
I hope you all have a lovely and creative weekend!
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