My weekly posts are rapidly getting out of hand in length, so from now on there’ll be at least two a week from me I think!
It wasn’t actually a conscious plan to get all these things finished over the last week, circumstances just combined fortuitously to give me time and motivation. And you know what this means…I can now start (at least) five new things!! Woohoo!! 😀
1. Metallicus Tee
This is my new Wolfberry Knits pattern, an easy, chunky, top-down seamless tee with slightly gathered front and an a-line shape. Yay for more pockets! 🙂 Because it’s 10 ply, I can knit one of these up in under three days. So I did a second one in Drops Bomull-Lin this week, and began a third in Rowan’s (sadly discontinued) Calmer.
Will be published in the next day or so.
2. Knitting project bag
I broke my ‘no commissions’ rule for once because of the challenge of this one…it was commissioned as a present for someone who liked ‘red, black, Scottish stuff and Scottie dogs’… I found the perfect fabric on eBay. There was enough left to make a little matching lined drawstring bag too.
3. Drawstring bags
In my usual style, when I had made one thing that was really fun, I got a bit fixated… Several drawstring bags later…. 🙂 they’re all lined, and I put little pockets inside each of these too for stitch markers etc. They’re handy for travelling with small projects and for gifts.
4. Big Socks
M’s birthday this week, which always involves at least one pair of socks. He has size US 15s, so he’s lucky he gets any, really. 🙂 These are plain vanillas on 5mm needles, a 40 st cast on with a fish lips kiss heel. The yarn is Drops Big Fabel, chunky sock yarn.
5. Paracord Bracelet
Um, okay, I have been assured most vehemently that these are ‘macho survival tactical Bear Grylls-style man wear’. And here was me thinking it was just a friendship bracelet. M wanted one, so I made him one after watching a couple of (super macho survival tactical testosterone-laden) YouTube videos.
Turns out I was wrong, is not a friendship bracelet at all, I’d say is probably more closely related to macrame. Don’t tell M.
It took me a little while to get the pattern right. I had to have a pen holder in there somewhere! 🙂 I’ll post the pattern as a freebie to Craftsy when I get the chance.
Preemie hats and baby blankets
Had been sitting in pieces in my sewing wips drawer for no less than SIX years. Yikes. Of course now I don’t like that my embroidery isn’t evenly spaced. What kind of crazy hippie was I back then? One without a ruler, apparently. Geez. Still, I’ll put some wooden buttons on it and give it to someone.
Something my Dad has got me into, sculpting Hebel. This was my first attempt. I enjoyed it, though I’m definitely not a natural sculptor. Like I need another hobby.
The train is definitely an inspirational environment to get things finished in. Although the passing wildlife can, on occasion, be distracting.