Twenty four balls of wool used, twenty four balls of wool knit, we take a ball, we knit it all, twenty four balls of wool used up!
Only six hundred and sixty ball of wool to go!
Insanity aside, it’s been busy since my last post. I’m now in the process of changing jobs, my love for Rockband being awakened, knitting, work itself, a massive spring clean and lastly I spent a week’s break in Wales with Engel and Felix.
A brief summary is thus:
Three railways – one diesel (Welsh highland heritage), two steam (Ffestiniog and Talyllyn) – all narrowguage, three beaches, two harbours, one failed attempt at crabbing (Felix dropped her crab line into the sea), several successful rock pooling attempts (caught four fish, a dozen crabs and a live clam), a swimming pool, rabbit farm and sea zoo, plus a brief look at where they make seasalt.
It’s been busy.
I doubt anyone is really interested (except Rabbie) on a blow by blow account of my trip, so my summary I hope will suffice.
Onto the knitting!
Another little knitted extra for person at my work who is pregnant with a little girl.
Something Felix, my little one, adored when she was tiny was a little Scamp snuggly (I think alike people call them lovelys?) A little fabric square with an animal head.
Hopefully this one will be loved too!
Worked top down from the head and then onto the blanket from the centre out, finishing with a picot bind off. Seeing as my cat Crumble refused to move as I was finishing it, I took a photo of it on her.
And a firm favourite – pattern is Cat-ears Hat by Donna Druchunas, from ‘Kitty Knits: Projects for cats and their people’ – a very used and loved Christmas present from Rabbie, many, many moons ago!
“But that hasn’t used up twenty four balls of wool” I hear you say, why no, it hasn’t. The two projects above used up four. The other twenty is from cat ears and tails as I blitz my way through my fluffy/fuzzy wool collection.
Engel has been helping me on this crusade by knitting the cat tails with as small knitting machine we got Felix.
She’s made a few too.
It really is that easy to use.
I’ll take a photo of them all when I finish, there’s still fluffy/fuzzy wool left (I suspect it’s breeding, and related to Tribbles)
Well, that’s all for today, still sorting out the post holiday stuff that needs doing…
Starting total – 697 balls
Wool used – 46 (24 balls used up this week!)
Wool bought – 9
Total – 660