I have been working on a baby cardi for weeks. Progress has been slow because I have gone through a period of procrastination and work has been busy. It hasn’t helped that I made the same cardi immediately before this one either 🤔
But I sewed on the last button last night 🙆
And here it is with its mate which I have shown in an earlier post. The eagle-eyed out there may have noticed an extra button on the pink one? I seem to have done a better job of spacing the buttonholes on the blue one – so there’s progress 😆
Anyway now that that is finished I am on the look out for a new project and hopefully I will get on and use up some of the stash…
Back in January I made a few lists of things I intended to get done in 2020 and all of my intentions were craft related. And so far I am quite pleased with my progress – I am plodding along quite nicely!
I decided back at the time that I was not going to set up myself up to fail by proposing weight loss or lots of exercise. So I have done very little in my free time other than woolly pursuits 😃
Now that the days are getting longer I am planning my walking regime and to get back in the garden – but not today as it is horribly windy out there🌬🌬🌬
And I really need to be doing something as my stash busting has hit a snag!!! Aldi have had a craft event, I thought I would pop in and just have a look! I came out with a bag full…. I have picked up a couple of kits and more yarn. The stash has grown! And I have added something else to the WIP list 🤔
So no matter how much I try to ignore it the festive season is just around the corner.
So I am using up red and white yarn. I love the simplicity of scandi patterns. I found the pattern for the hearts in an old issue of Knit Today (issue 91 Xmas 2013). The hearts are supposed to be done on dpns but I get into a bit of mess with them at the best of times so gave up with so few stitches. My hearts have a side seam….
The stocking is ready for a quiz night next week, this is taken from a Debbie Bliss pattern found in a Xmas Prima (2011). It is no wonder my house is such a state I don’t throw anything away!!!
I have just got to buy a load of Christmas tat to fill the stocking with so that the Parents Association can raffle it. I then have to make another one for my sister to raffle at a carols and mince pie evening 👼👼👼
Should get through a chunk of my red and white stash ♡♡♡
Not a great deal to show for my dabbling with needles and hooks this week. I have used up some ends of colour lots on these tiny cardies. I will take them to my local knit and natter group on Monday to pass on to the premature baby unit.
The funny little rocket is a children’s craft project at my local museum. I popped in with a colleague yesterday and we asked if we could have a go they were so sweet. So we have both painted a rocket tea-light holder. I plan to put mine in the garden but not until the bad winds have stopped. I don’t want it being blown over and broken! We spent the afternoon making pom poms, sadly I left them with her so don’t have any pictures to share.
Not much progress on the stash bag. It has been far too hot to wrestle with wool and needles so they have been cast aside for the last week or so. However, the weather broke yesterday so we had a joyous reunion!
Neglected olive hiding another scarf…
So I finished another scarf last night, just so that I could feel that buzz from having finished something. 😃
Fingerless mittens x 2
Bed / wellie socks
And that is just what I have dug out plus I have loads of cheap and cheerful yarn that I have done absolutely nothing with. 🤑 I seem to have an awful lot of baby wool – all those good intentions that never materialised…