Cushions and pen pots
As mentioned last post, working on Christmas knits so nothing to show right now! Well, I do have this recent creation:
Not knitting, but still craft related. There’s a group in the village over that teach people all kinds of craft – knitting, crochet, sewing, card making, felting, all sorts! So I’ve been getting to grips with a sewing machine. I’ve always been able to thread one (mum uses a machine, but her eyes are not so good so that was a job she had me and Rabbie do) and I can do a straight line and that’s about it.
Now though, I turned one of Engels old super baggy but still too awesome to just throw away t-shirts into a cushion cover! This is the practice one, there’s more awesome ones to do.
Want to see knitting though? Here’s a pair of pen-tacle cuties from the archives:
Who says stationary has to be boring? The red one is a classic squid/octopus inspired creation, and the second…blame Engel. He was playing Day of the tentacle… Or something?
Lastly, the wool count. Yeah…well, you see…I worked out what I was going to knit for the Christmas presents, but came up three balls of wool short (yes, I came up short despite owning 600+ balls of wool!) So in Tuesday popped to the wool shop near work (Black Sheep – it’s amazing!) and managed to walk out with just the three I needed (even more amazing). Yesterday though, I got home to find Engel had picked me up three balls more wool and a bag of tablet as I was feeling a little blue.
Considering I hadn’t actually told him this, and had only just begun to feel blue, well, that’s probably the most amazing thing of all.
Or it’s the brood telepathy.
Does however mean that instead of being good and using two balls of wool, I added six, so net gain of four balls of wool. Oops…
Starting total – 697
Wool used – 97
Wool bought – 13
Wool given – 7
Total – 620