Wow! Its been 3 weeks since my last crafty update. Whoops! My bad.
Its been a little hectic here, but then when isn’t it. All we seem to do is dash about getting older, and boy do I feel old lately. My legs been taped up for the past 5 weeks. I’m still not allowed to run and I have now been banned from climbing that big hill in my back yard. There has been minimal improvement lately so if none has occurred over the next week my physio is bringing out the big guns and getting his boss to have a look. He’s getting concerned that there might be something major going on that he’s missed seeing acupuncture, massage and rest have had no effect. Here’s the thing, I’m not a sook and I push through pain so we really are starting to wonder what the heck I’ve done to myself. Oh well. At least its winter so I’m not missing out on the fun summer stuff 😀 Always a bright side right 😀
Crafty wise I have been right into my knitting. Last night was the first night in a week that I haven’t knitted. I’ve managed a few squared for the Patchwork blanket 🙂
Garter Stitch Square
Moss Zigzag Square
That one has a minor hiccup where I apparently zagged when I should have zigged but I didn’t notice till I had cast off. On to the ‘re-do’ pile it will go 🙂
Moss Stitch Square
I then put the needles down for a few days and did a little cross stitching on Warm My Heart.
Only 1,500 stitches achieved over the past 3 weeks thanks to knitting bug.
So then I went back to knitting and made myself a wee hat 🙂 Now, bear in mind that I have only achieved one completed knitting project so far which is my bunny from a few weeks ago. I am super chuffed with this even though it’s probably more kid sized and I don’t suit hats. Going to have another go in a few weeks and make one a smidge bigger so I can get my ponytail in it 😀
Then this past weekend I suddenly realised that I had yet to complete this months craft for next Saturday. As it was too late to start something new I dug out an old mosaic kit that I started around 4 years ago and had a play with it. Wouldn’t you know it, kit didn’t come with enough bits! So I go creative and stole some from Natalies that I bought at the same time. As that was 4 years ago I doubt she will miss them 😀
I kinda like this and now have a wee idea that I might like to make hearts for above all the doorways in the house as I have a wooden one that is already insitue that my cousin made 🙂 Might just add a little quirk to my world 😉
Then I went back to knitting and started on my first ever jersey. After a week I have nearly finished the back and I am rather proud of myself 🙂 I had to un-stitch a couple of times because of errors but it has been rather easy. Mind your it’s just a stocking stitch so not super complicated but I am about halfway up the Raglan sleeve hole bits which has been a bit of a learn.
Its a yoga jersey and will have a hood for which the instructions kind of scare me but I am determined lol 🙂
The wool is a joy to work with. A Cashmere and Marino blend and the colour is a sort of dusty sea-foam. I can’t wait to wear this but I am picking it will not be finished till next winter. I am going to finish the back this week and them go on to my stripey blanket which is yodeling from the basket at me and has been neglected for too long. I also need to get my second bunny both started and finished. Anyone know where I could find an extra 4 – 5 hours each day hahaha 😉
Ka Kete Ano xx