I wasn’t kitten you when I paw-romised more Cheshire cat inspired Disney bounding accessories!
You’ll have to paw-den me though in that the accessories I was gonna share originally aren’t quite done yet, but purrhaps that’s a good thing, as they are more fun than these clawsome cuties!
If you’ll allow meow to spin a yarn, I was initially knitting hats, and the first pattern I picked…it just wasn’t working. The stitch count was good, but the pattern didn’t work with the grey variegated wool. So I tried another. And had a play at another. Purrseverence paid off, and after some consultation with my stitch dictionary, I settled on a mock cable slip stitch pattern.
After knitting the hat, I didn’t want to stop and work out the maths for the ears, and thus just…kept going…
Hence the two cowls rather than hats!
It’ll be hats next week. Unless I paw-crastinate! No promises!
In non knitting news, this year is continuing to be a year, however, a few things have finally nudged into place and a few things have come together, and even though there’s still a lot going on and a lot to be done and chased…it feels a little lighter, and a little brighter.
This may be due to wielding an axe and battle shield last night as I have joined a viking re-enactment group. I’ve been going for a few weeks, and I’ve decided it’s something I’m going to continue. So don’t be surprised if various forms of viking craft start popping up in here!
Despite all the crazy going on, I decided I needed to have something that was very much ‘my time’ and ‘my thing’ and completely separate to ‘the crazy’. And it’s genuinely helped. Although the number of crafts I do has jumped, and a few of my old ones have been dusted off, and I have plans for some small and some grand ideas for the future.
And I may have bought a ridiculous amount of linen and sent it to Rabbie with a very big ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and hopefully soon she will work her crafting magic and I can dress up as a viking too!
But that’s in the future, something fun and frivolous to focus on.
And with that, stay safe until next post, and if you don’t already have something yourselves that’s a fun and rewarding distraction to help combat those dark grey days, I encourage you to find one.
Starting total – 880
Wool used – 29 (+2)
Wool bought – 17
Wool given to me – 15
Wool gifted to others – 3
Wool handspun – 2
Total – 881 (Net difference: +1)
So close…so very close guys…