Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bereft of knitting

The cat jigsaw just isn't cutting it. Need a decent knitting project. Visited my great aunt today and she told me she used to knit a lot when her husband was alive (aran sweaters etc.). My great Gma was also a great knitter and did jumpers (incl large quantities of school jumpers) for all the family (she had 14 daughters and 1 son). Haven't managed to get into the knitting shop in town and besides I have wool for my funky Fuschia bag at home. My aunt asked when I had time to knit. I am thinking maybe I need to be doing a few more chores because I certainly seem to find the time. I have this sneaky suspicion that I am an inadequate housewife. I am also neglecting my piano but I don't like to play when the neighbours are in or my DH is around.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Craft break

At my folks' house and didn't pack any current projects. Wasn't sure about needles in hand luggage and didn't want to pack in hold luggage (although hardly a big deal if it went missing or I picked up another person's bag*). Instead I'm on the jigsaws with mum. Feel like I'm in a project rut (scarf was too short and needs unravelling, granny squares need to be transformed into cushion......) and need to peruse some books for inspiration. There is a craft shop in town - marvellous. One too many glasses of white last night but will rouse myself for a trot around the nearby golf course/bird reserve. Must put photos of projects on my to-do list. This blog is rather flat.

*This did happen a few years back... I opened the bag thinking it was mine and found some rather damp contents instead of my own. Then felt what seemed like a severed human head in a black bin bag and jumped a mile. Turned out to be a horse riding helmet.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Back from holiday

Got on very well with the granny crocheted squares. Made 16 in total using remains of my cat cushion tapestry wool so going to look fab in my sitting room. Decided to knit a second narrower lace effect scarf too but ran out of wool. I did notice a pattern for a cute facecloth in Debbie Bliss Eco baby. Knitted another mochimochiland baby gator for my oldest friend who is seriously into all things reptilian. Also tried out some tiny Xmas trees but they just didn't look as they should even when I put beads on them. Ah well will have to rethink on Xmas gifts project. Still have the fuschia bag to make but H is requesting a hat mitten and scarf set in blue. It's still too early to start on winter projects. I have seen some cute animal mitten patterns knitted in the round... well enough rambling on for today.