Fun and games and a little bit of knitting
Today is Engels birthday, so this weekend (a bank holiday weekend at that) has been filled with much fun and games. Saturday was a quiet family day, mooching about the local village, enjoying the good weather as well as people who hate the heat can do.
Yesterday we had a ‘sushi sunday’ (£1.20 a plate sushi!) And after being thoroughly stuffed, kicked off a new Call of Cthuhlu campaign, but with the twist of introducing the Laundry. (Think secret government department that covers up and contains all mythos related events, but with classic British Beurocracy, red tape, HR, and so much paperwork to be completed in triplicate that it really is easier to just buy your own stationary than use the stationary cupboard at work)
It was awesome, can’t say much as despite being an estimated 2-3 hour campaign, it took six last night and put on hold till the next gaming session as everyones character in game has turned into paranoid wrecks. It’s hilarious, and reminds me why I go through the effort of preparing gaming sessions.
Ah, but this is a knitting blog primarily, and so to knitting it is. It’s been a slow week project wise as I was at Centre Parks at the weekend, started my old-new job on Monday and am getting back into the swing of that again, plus shaking off a stinking cold, and prepping for gaming chaos. I’ve also been nose deep reading Eldritch Chrome – think cyberpunk Cthuhlu. So…yeah…
Cat ear project on temporary hiatus as I work out logistics with the remaining mishmash of fluffy wool.
After getting annoyed at not having a bag on me for the shopping, again, (we pay for bags down here now, and I have so many decent shopping bags that I begrudge buying more!) So made myself this:
It’s a little fox purse to attach to my bag and has two little shopping bags inside, so I’ll always have them on me!
It’s a cute fit, right? And also a little thing I threw together out of my own head, so no pattern reference.
Hmm. Wonder if it’s worth writing out and posting as a freebie pattern here…
Anyhow! A little story for the next one.
A long time ago (several years) my mum ‘borrowed’ a pair of my armwarmers, and well, the only way I’m getting those back is if I replace them…
She was bought a number of balls of wool from New Lanark a few years ago which I made a jumper with. And two hats. (And another in sparkly cotton) And there was a bit leftover.
So now it’s arm warmers!
Free Ravelry pattern Camp Out Fingerless Mitts by tante ehm. Super cute and easy!
No wool used up this week (sadly) but I’m just happy I actually finished a few things!
Starting total – 697 balls
Wool used – 68
Wool bought – 9
Wool given – 4
Total – 642