Sorry for so long between posts, I've been catching up on housework since our return home from holiday and trying to hold onto the 'holiday buzz'. I won't bore you with tales from the Magic Kingdom, although we did have a most fantastic time.
Naturally of course I took a little knitting with me. Much to the horror of my boss (who was convinced I'd never make it through security with needles) and my children. But knitting a few rows took my mind off (just a little) my fear of flying and helped me wind down afer long days of walking.
A fabulous little pattern this one was. All knit and no purl, perfect for my simple knitting skills. The wool I used was from a scarf I crocheted some time back and unravelled. It didn't crochet well, it was quite stiff, but it has knitted up very nicely. The stitches look a bit wibbly-wobbly, but I think that is mostly because the yarn was crinkly from being frogged and not my crap knitting skills.
Because my brain can never be focused on just one project, I've also been slipping in some crocheted squares when I've had the odd spare minute.
Not sure where these squares will take me, but they come together quickly and give me a break from knitting.
Speaking of which......after a long 5 hour car journey last Sunday, one sad good bye and too many tears leaving Big J at university the Mister indulged me and took me to a lovely yarn shop by Big J's university.
I cannot speak highly enough of the lovely lady at Mosiac. She was most helpful and more importantly very patient while I picked out some lovely yarn and a pattern to get started on during our long trip home. Normally I can hold it together quite well when we say good bye, not so much this time. Thank goodness for a lovely husband and local yarn shop.
Just a simple ladies vest which will hopefully (fingers crossed tightly) be my first proper knitted garment. It's going well so far and the wool is super duper soft!
Of course even with these two projects on the go my mind is buzzing with ideas and drifting onto other things I am itching to make. I am trying VERY hard this year to stay focused - no more than two projects at a time. Of course I haven't clarified whether that is two projects of one craft at a time or two projects total. So I could end up with two knitting projects, two crochet projects....Help me!!!
Toodles...L x ♥