Hello, I hope that you’ve all had beautifully sunny weeks too and the chance to get a little bit of the sunshine to yourself. This week has been an oasis of normality, no-one is ill, no-one has been away and I got some crochet done. Hurrah. Next week sees a whirl of school visits and redoubled efforts at curtain making. I am part-way through the first pair of seven, and really should have started earlier. Never mind. My 30year old “O” level in Fashion and Fabrics and my Mum’s even older Good Housekeeping Encyclopaedia of Needlecrafts shall prevail, I am sure of it, and it’s always nice to be busy. Even if it is occasionally a challenge to sew and keep Small Girl entertained at the same time.
Right, onto what you really wanted to read. I have finished the remainder of the squares for section 8 of my Babette and at the time of writing am still in the process of sewing in the ends and joining them all together. It’s the vertical strip to the right of the photo. Section 9 is going to take a few weeks – it comprises 1x10round, 2x6rounds, 12x4rounds and 13x2rounds. I suspect I’m looking at a month for this section, but that does mean that the whole blanket could be finished by the end of December, which is very exciting. The Big Sister dress project has been shelved for the moment, at least until I break the back of section 9. I do need to review my list and will add in the amigurumi ballerina and a pair of fingerless mittens (Dashing or Fetching) for me. I’d quite like to knit a fitted cardigan for me, something little and tailored to go over tea dresses next spring, and the Festival shawl is calling my name too. So yes, my list was too short, but this situation can easily be fixed.
Here are some pretty buttons, that I managed to resist on my most recent yarn-refuelling trip to Crafty-Yarn. I love them, the French translates to “I’ve knitted for you”. Also below is a(nother) gorgeous little M&S tin. The chocolate Santas have been re-homed and it now holds a tiny curtain pole allen key, some screws and many curtain hooks, but are a perfect size for knitting and sewing notions. They have reindeer and Santa ones too!
I do love the storage acquisition potential of knitting, crochet and sewing. Have a lovely week, everyone.