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So it is already July and the middle of the year.
And with that, a lot of new small projects and new wip’s that have found their way onto my needles and hooks.
The blanket square pattern are now settled. I am happy with the look of the pattern and will continue to knit these squares until I have used all the yarn and have enough squares for a blanket. 🙂 It is a large project that may take a bit, but in the end I will have a pretty big and cozy blanket.
Then I started with some crochet. 🙂 I had been in the mood to crochet something, and small projects like these crocheted bags were just what I needed to feel very happy with taking out my hooks again.
I made a small cotton bag, and this local cotton works so well. It is lovely and sturdy and feels good on your hands.
Then I also crocheted a bamboo bag. I love bamboo yarn to crochet with, it is very smooth and easy to work with. I added a pretty daisy that I got from a swap buddy last year. It really adds to the bag, and makes it super cheerful.
Still working with cotton, I am making a small pile of cotton kitchen cloths. This is the first one, with a few more to follow.
And thanks to all the beautiful embroidery work of so many, I could no longer keep myself in check. I have started a cross stitch project. I am not sure yet if I will be framing it, or using it as a tea cloth or a centrepiece for something larger. But I love the variegated floss I got and am working on this when the light is good. (old eyes you know 🙂 )
Also lurking in the background is this floppy bunny. I have cut the white fur. 🙂 and had bits of white fur and fluff all over the table and workplace in the end. I still have to cut the grey fur, which is about twice as much. 🙂 but am still working up the courage to cut into this fluffy fur again. It is gorgeously soft and will sew up beautifully I think.
It is of course mid winter here in Johannesburg, so lots of time to relax and craft and enjoy a sunny cozy spot in the sun.
Happy crafting all.